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Hyundai Aura vs Grand i10 NIOS: More Than Just A Boot?

Making sub-compact sedans by adding a boot at the rear has become a norm for carmakers. It began a long ago when the tax relaxations for cars under 4 meters was introduced. Hyundai has been a prominent player in the subcompact arena. And the latest one to join the fleet is Hyundai Aura. It is an extra boot with the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. Or is it? Let’s find out.

Powertrain Specification | Is there any difference under the hood?

Powertrain Options: Hyundai Aura/Grand i10 Nios
Powertrain Options: Hyundai Aura/Grand i10 Nios

Hyundai offers the same engine and transmission options in both the cars. No difference at all!

Hyundai Aura vs Grand i10 Nios | Powertrain Specifications

Engine 1.2 Kappa Petrol 1.2 U2 CRDi Diesel 1.0 Turbo GDi 1.2 Bi-fuel (Petrol with CNG)
Power@rpm  83ps@6,000 75ps@4,000 100ps@6,000 69ps@6,000
Torque@rpm 113.7Nm@4,000 190.2Nm@1,50-2,250 171.6Nm@1,500-4,000 95.12Nm@4,000
Transmission 5-speed Manual/Smart Auto AMT 5-speed Manual

So, there is no difference at all. What makes a little difference, is that the kerb weight of Hyundai Aura is around 30kgs more than the Grand i10 Nios. Therefore, there will be a small difference in the 0-100 kmph of both cars.

Dimensions | Now this where one can see a difference!

Hyundai Aura vs Grand i10 Nios
Hyundai Aura vs Grand i10 Nios

Dimensions Comparison

Hyundai Grand i10Nios Hyundai Aura
Length (mm) 3,805 3,995
Width (mm) 1,680 1,680
Height (mm) 1,520 1,520
Wheelbase (mm) 2,450 2,450
Boot Space (litres) 260 402

And this is where you can see the extra part. Inside the cabin, you won’t be getting any extra space at all. The same wheelbase is the reason behind that. But when it comes to the boot space, you get almost 140 litres extra space with the Aura.

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Looks, Safety and Comfort | Hyundai Grand i10 Nios vs Aura

Starting with the looks, the front profile is almost similar. The front grille with chrome accents is divided into two parts on the Aura. At the side profile, you will find a different set of alloy wheels, both of them being a part of the Diamond Cut family. You also get to see the extra boot length, is visible (No Sh** Sherlock!).

Hyundai Aura vs Grand i10 Nios
Hyundai Aura vs Grand i10 Nios

As for the safety features, Aura offers 2 features apart from the Grand i10 Nios. The first one is ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors, that the Nios misses on, even on the top-spec variant. The second one is Projector Fog Lamps with Chrome Surround. Grand i10 Nios offers the Fog Lamps but without the chrome.

Another difference you will be getting is the R15 Gun Metal Styled wheels that come with the Grand i10 Nios. As for the Aura, there is no such option.

Hyundai Aura vs Nios interior
Hyundai Aura vs Nios interior

As for the features, you get cruise control and rear armrest with cup holders in Aura. In the corporate trim of Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, you get Air Purifier with gesture control and hepa filter, a feature missing in the Aura.

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And last but not least | Price Comparison

The base variant for Hyundai Grand i10 Nios (Era) comes at a price of ₹5,12,690. As for the Hyundai Aura, the E variant starts at ₹5,85,600. The turbo variant of Nios will cost you ₹7,75,750. AS for the Aura with the same engine option, you will have to shed ₹8,60,600. The base variant with AMT for Grand i10 Nios comes at a cost of ₹ 6,50,310 and for Aura, the price is ₹7,11,500.

So, the question, is the extra boot worth the price? Well, if you have the extra 50-60k in your pocket, there is no harm in having extra space. If not, Grand i10 Nios is a better option.

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Ritvik Gupta
Ritvik Gupta
Ex-Technical Content Developer at GoMechanic | Automobile enthusiast with a knack to decode it for everyone | Automobile Engineer by passion


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