This new generation of the Grand i10 has a lot to offer. But does it tick all the right boxes?
What matters to most buyers is fuel efficiency and that’s where the Nios excels. Despite being a BS6 unit, the petrol-manual Nios is more efficient than the petrol-manual Grand i10 in the city, and it delivers 13kpl, compared to the Grand i10’s 11.7kpl; its highway efficiency of 16.21kpl is identical to the Grand i10’s. The news only gets better with the petrol-AMT Nios which travels 13.76km in the city and 16.61km on the highway on a single litre of fuel. A reason for the AMT being so efficient is its clever shift logic, and its early upshifting nature – for example, the Nios is already in fifth gear at 45kph. The diesel-manual, however, is the most impressive in the range, delivering 14.90kpl in the city and 19.64kpl on the highway. Following it closely is the AMT which achieved 14.87kpl in the city and 19.36kpl on the highway.
It’s longer and wider than the Grand i10; has a longer wheelbase too.