As per dealer sources, Hyundai has temporarily discontinued the diesel variants of the Grand i10 Nios in India. Hyundai’s website still shows the diesel variants of the Grand i10 Nios under the pricing section, but it does not show the diesel engine under the available powertrains. But then again, the pricing section does clearly mention that the pricing and variants can change without prior notice.
However, dealer sources say Hyundai is not allocating the diesel variants for the last 3 months. Some rumours also suggest Hyundai will likely start to dispatch the diesel variants of the Grand i10 Nios in late 2022. On the other hand, one of the dealer sources said Hyundai may not allocate diesel variants of the hatchback before 2023.
If the brand decides to discontinue the diesel variants of the Grand i10 Nios, the only remaining model to use the 1.2-litre diesel mill will be the Aura compact sedan. However, there is also a possibility Hyundai might discontinue the diesel variants of the Aura as well. Though the company might not officially announce the discontinuation of the diesel variants, we will get a better idea in some time from dealer sources.
Hyundai Grand i10 Nios – Overview
Hyundai launched the Grand i10 Nios in the August of 2019. The model was a replacement for the Grand i10, but Hyundai continued selling it alongside it. Hyundai discontinued the diesel variants of the Grand i10 and made it only available with a 1.2-litre petrol engine. After the Grand i10 Nios sales picked up, Hyundai pulled the plug on the Grand i10 in January 2021.
The Grand i10 Nios has been a strong seller for the South Korean brand. The hatchback is also available as a compact sedan in the form of the Aura. Both get a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.2-litre diesel and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. In addition to this, they also come with a factory-fitted CNG option. Available transmission options include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT. However, only the 1.2-litre petrol gets the 5-speed AMT.
Hyundai recently also introduced the CNG-equipped Grand i10 Nios in the top-end Asta variant. Thus, offering an additional choice to customers. The CNG variant makes 83 PS at 6,000 rpm and 113.8 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm on petrol mode. Meanwhile, in the CNG mode, it makes 69 PS at 6,000 rpm and 97 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.