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Old 1st October 2019, 14:04   #271
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The car, the drive & the features are all impressive but, the sales rep who accompanied me was least interested in selling the car. He didn't utter a word. I must agree though that I was given a long test drive. Price offered is 8.3Lac on road for sports AMT petrol.
That has been my experience also multiple times. Somehow the sales reps are least interested in talking to you. For Nios also, I went to showroom and nobody bothered to persuade. Its a customer lost, I am finally opting for Baleno.

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Old 6th October 2019, 19:47   #272
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Test drove the Nios petrol AMT in FPL Hyundai, Vadapalani.

The face is aggressive with a broad grill and sharply designed swept back headlamps. The bonnet has strong character lines that gives the car a bold stance.

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Interiors of the Nios is of high-quality materials. The layout and design is very pleasing and people would like the dash instantly. All controls are ergonomically placed and with good seats it's a good cabin to be in.

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Nicely designed steering wheel is leather wrapped and good to hold with thumb contours. I felt the stock position to be a little lower for my liking. The rake adjustment goes further down from stock position. Ideally it should have gone up & down from a comfortable stock position.

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The front seats are comfortable and the fabric is of premium quality. The light colour will be a pain to maintain though. Hyundai should have given sufficient bolstering as the seats don't hug you in place and the lack of adjustable headrest is

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The rear seats are comfortable and have good thigh support surprisingly. Anyone under 5'10" will find it very comfortable as there is more than enough thigh support. Leg room is also good enough. This is the legroom with front seats all the way back. I'm 5'11" for reference.

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Turbine shaped A/C vents look cool.

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This pattern is very nice and the material is soft to touch. There is a useful cavity above the glove box.

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Seltos like touchscreen integration.

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Asta gets diamond cut alloys with 15" 175 section MRF tyres. As always Hyundai nails the alloy design, something which MS & Toyota can take cues from. Lower variants get 14" 165 section Appollo tyres.

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Few pics of the display cars

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Rear resembles the Tiago closely. Note the G-i10 branding in the C pillar.

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Petrol AMT TD:

The car moves smoothly with a second delay and it is very pleasant to drive considering it's an AMT. It is almost like a torque converter, since Hyundai uses electric actuators in place of hydraulic actuators (used in other AMT equipped cars). You can feel the gears changes in a subtle manner but there is none of that jerks/head nod that is typical of AMTs.

Sweet looking AMT lever

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Shifts are seamless and one wouldn't know it's an AMT under the hood. Kudos to Hyundai for getting this right. They took their time to launch their AMTs and it's a worthy wait since they have got it perfect. The engine is peppy and the gearbox shifts and manual mode is much more fun. IMO manual mode in any AMT is good to drive. If you press the accelerator hard then the jerks are prominently felt. There is no hill start assist which is a big miss and the AMT doesn't impress on inclines as it gets confused to pick the right gear. It's best to use manual mode on inclines. In short it'll do its job smoothly if driven sedately and will fall short of driven hard. But it's the best AMT in the market IMO.

There is no top spec AT option still from Hyundai and there is no wiper & washer in the lower trims
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Old 9th October 2019, 23:28   #273
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Nios looks good without the chrome on the grill. The N-Line grill looks better though. The shape of seat hasn't changed since first gen i10, it lacks shoulder resting space.
The interior quality is on another level though. Swift's interior is good, and then there is Nios.
Even the Creta's interior feels antique when we compare Venue's and Nios's interiors.
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I am yet to see a Nios on road in Pune. Or is it blending into the sea of cars with it's indistinct look?
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I am yet to see a Nios on road in Pune. Or is it blending into the sea of cars with it's indistinct look?
It can very easily be mistaken for a Tiago in traffic, especially when you're far away or it quickly just passes by you.
It's happened to me many times
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Saw the car in flesh, front end looks sporty and sharp, rest of it has old i10's genes in them, not a bad thing IMO.

Only thing missing is the 1.2L Diesel engine's acceleration numbers. Does anyone has actual numbers? Autocar review said its around 15 seconds(for the Xcent), which sounds too slow!

Eagerly waiting for Team Bhp's review.
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I took a TD of petrol AMT. It really felt almost like a torq converter. I wanted to try diesel amt, but they don't have that available for TD.


What's the take of people here about the pricing? Doesn't 9.5 lakh (on road Pune for diesel AMT) feel too steep for a 3.8 m hatchback?
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I am yet to see a Nios on road in Pune. Or is it blending into the sea of cars with it's indistinct look?
I have seen two in Kolkata till now. I was in Delhi for a few days and didn't see a single Nios on the streets. I have booked a magna variant manual model but still haven't completed the loan formalities yet. The official review can't come soon enough.
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How is frontal visibility for short drivers, given the high design of the dash?
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Indeed the NIOS is a lovely car. Especially if purchased in its top most Petrol Avatar.
It looks very good compared to the other current crop of Hyundai hatches.
The interiors are nice and comfortable and pretty plush.
The seats are firm and comfortable for a tall person.
And the overall quality of the fit and finish is more than satisfactory at its level of pricing and considering its target segment, which is primarily the city commuter.
I think this NIOS will very easily give the Swift a run for its money.
I particularly like the NIOS in that Dark Blue/Black shade which has hints of dark green in it and the deep rich Scarlet Red shade too.
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Indeed the NIOS is a lovely car. Especially if purchased in its top most Petrol Avatar.
How about the diesel? Aren't hyundai diesels more renowned than their petrols?
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I took a TD of petrol AMT. It really felt almost like a torq converter. I wanted to try diesel amt, but they don't have that available for TD.


What's the take of people here about the pricing? Doesn't 9.5 lakh (on road Pune for diesel AMT) feel too steep for a 3.8 m hatchback?
You could try an Amaze Diesel CVT for that kind of money. It starts at 925000 goes up to 979300.
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What's the take of people here about the pricing? Doesn't 9.5 lakh (on road Pune for diesel AMT) feel too steep for a 3.8 m hatchback?
It does feel steep. As usual candidates, Amaze diesel CVT is at around 10.5 for V and 11 for VX after discounts. The far more powerful XUV300 AMT W6 is at 12L and definitely warrants a test ride.
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How about the diesel? Aren't hyundai diesels more renowned than their petrols?
Yes the Diesels are torquey and so on. But I like the softness and silence of their petrols, especially when the car is primarily to be used as a city commuter.
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It does feel steep. As usual candidates, Amaze diesel CVT is at around 10.5 for V and 11 for VX after discounts. The far more powerful XUV300 AMT W6 is at 12L and definitely warrants a test ride.
Yes, Amaze diesel CVT is what I am also considering. Price difference with nios is about 1.5 lakh though. And front seats of nios are actually bigger than those of Amaze.

XUV3OO, no. Primary reason for nios and amaze is comfort in city and good FE. XUV won't return more than 13 kmpl, and its AMT won't be as smooth as nios. Also, the side claddings in compact SUVs tend to push my thighs, making me a bit uncomfortable.

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