Cars/ First-drive/ Big updates on a small car - Hyundai modernises the Grand i10 NIOS

Big updates on a small car - Hyundai modernises the Grand i10 NIOS

Big updates on a small car


Features galore, better ride quality and cruise control


Wired Android Auto & Apple CarPlay


Interiors of a larger car

Grey is the new beige. The Grand i10 NIOS gets a newer colour on the dashboard, doors and newer NIOS embossed light-grey textured seats. The updates on the inside are plenty to call this car a facelift simply. It’s got a facelift and body lift and then some. The driver seat gets a height-adjust mechanism. The overall interior silhouette is similar, but the newer colour and additions like Qi wireless charger, Type-C PD port, newer MID with analogue and compact centre digital console with TPMS and a cooled glove box make this car seem like a thoughtful update to meet demands of this era. The space for all passengers is satisfactory, and the newer upholstery colours perceive a sense of space inside the cabin. 


The most significant update on the inside is the newer steering wheel with leatherette stitching, cruise control, and symmetrical buttons on either side of the steering input. Hyundai offers the Grand i10 NIOS with 4 airbags as standard, while 6 airbags (seats + curtains) with ESC, VSM, HAC, and ABS with EBD are available on the top-end variants. The usual bits like rear AC vents, Start/Stop button, rear defogger with a rear wiper, etc., is steady and constant. There’s also a DRVM (driver rear view monitor), allowing the new rear camera with sensors to be used as a rearview monitor while driving. The best part is that it also has a mic for audio in the cabin. Hyundai = Features!

TopGear Magazine Annual Issue 2024