Hyundai Motors India is the second-largest automobile manufacturer in the country. Hyundai Motors is upgrading its portfolio to BS6 emission norms. Hyundai had launched Grand i10 Nios last year which is a successful and affordable hatchback. Now Hyundai Motors has launched Eco-Friendly Hyundai Grand i10 Nios CNG.
Hyundai India has silently launched the Grand i10 Nios CNG with prices starting from Rs 6.63 lakh (ex-showroom). The CNG variant of the Nios is offered in two variants: Magna and Sportz. CNG variant in the top-spec Asta trim is not available.
The Grand i10 Nios CNG costs Rs 73,000 more than the equivalent petrol-MT variant. The Grand i10 Nios CNG is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre Kappa motor that develops 69PS of power and 95Nm of torque, a drop of 14PS and 19Nm over the petrol-only variants. Unlike the petrol variants, the Grand i10 Nios CNG will be limited to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Hyundai offers the Grand i10 Nios CNG in Magna and Sportz trims. The Magna trim includes features like wheel covers, electrically adjustable ORVMs, 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, USB port and iblue app support, steering wheel mounted audio controls, all four power windows with auto-down function for the driver window and height-adjustable driver seat.
The Sportz trim’s equipment highlights include 14-inch gunmetal finish alloy wheels, shark fin antenna, 5-inch digital speedometer with MID, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and voice recognition and automatic climate control.
The eco-friendly Grand i10 Nios doesn’t have any direct rivals as it’s the only model with a CNG powertrain in its segment. The standard model competes with the likes of the Ford Figo, Maruti Suzuki Swift and the Hyundai Grand i10.