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Old 22nd September 2020, 22:17   #31
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The problem with the i10 is its neither here nor there, a mid variant which is poorly equipped and priced at 7.7-7.75 ex showroom, a class below and as a package it trails behind the Polo TSI.
Fast, spacious, comparatively reliable and better after sales makes this a good alternative to the Polo TSI. And from what I read in the reviews it’s more refined too!
So as a package it is the more sensible choice!
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Old 22nd September 2020, 22:50   #32
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A great new engine option, however if Hyundai had maybe taken the new range of turbo petrols in a more productive direction and offer the 1.0 turbo with the DCT and offer it under their globally used ‘N’ line include some features to justify the badge such as - all round disc breaks, 6 Air bags and maybe a better steering wheel unit. A price hike even a bit more would be justified and would really make the ‘Nios N’ a real hit and would make Volkswagen really wake up and take notice.
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Interestingly, the non-turbo-petrol variants in the Sportz trim get 14-inch wheels while the same variants in Sportz trim with a dual-tone body colour get 15-inch wheels

What? Either I have miss understood it or it makes absolutely no sense. Why a change in wheel size for a dual tone option? Is to make the car look better with the dual tone option? (Can't think of any other reason)

If I have understood it right then this is pure playing with the customer's mind or perception. Makes me feel sick being an enthusiast.

Please correct me if I have got it wrong!
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Thanks for this review!

Apparently good package from Hyundai but the comparison with VW Polo TSi becomes inevitable. If turbo engine with 100 bhp with abundance of torque is meant for enthusiasts, then driving dynamics and mechanical features get prioritized.

In comparison to Nios Turbo, what VW Polo 1.0 Tsi offers

An additional COG, instead of 5, Polo offer six gears.
Cruise Control – convenient on highways
Steering adjustment both Rack and Reach – better fit ergonomically
Adjustable Head rests – Safety and not to appear cheap, yes, integrated head rests appear cheap !
Rear Wash and Wiper – Convenience and safety
Auto dimming IRVM and electrically adjusted ORVM – Convenience
Wider and bigger wheels – better road manner
Harman Audio – Premium entertainment
Rain-Sensing Automatic Wipers – Convenience
Driver/Co passenger Arm rest - Comfort

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4 Star Safety Rating with far superior driving dynamics

On road price difference after discount, between Polo TSi and Nios Turbo is only 35-40 thousand, where Polo is costlier. But every penny of this premium is worth, except the engine, Nios appears as compromise!
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Really good and in-depth review of the engine. It is a fun to drive car though a bit too small.



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The Garrett turbocharger sits at the back:

Garrett turbocharger manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy:

https://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...ment-Initiates

As the company sorts its finances out, there may be parts availability and supply issues in Hyundai turbo petrol's and other companies who use Garrett's parts, in the short term. The pandemic is causing cash flow issues in debt laden companies, whose demand has taken a hit.
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Stumbled upon this YouTube video by 91Wheels:



Probably not the most reliable or the definitive comparison, but I truly appreciate their efforts in making this video.

What I love is their inclusion of India's First Real Hot Hatch

This not only shows how good the small capacity turbo charged engines are but actually showcases how quick the Polo TSI really is!!

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Stumbled upon this YouTube video by 91Wheels:

https://www.Youtube.com/watch?v=n0h5EfSaXhY

Probably not the most reliable or the definitive comparison, but I truly appreciate their efforts in making this video.

What I love about this video is their inclusion of India's First Real Hot Hatch

This not only shows how good the small capacity turbo charged engines are in comparison to big NA engines of the yesteryears, but also showcases how quick the Polo TSI really is!!
You very well know whom that "India's first real hot hatch" belongs to.
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Posting on behalf of a friend: What would BHPians recommend between the the Nios vs Polo? My friends wants a manual as he rarely drives in choc-a-bloc city traffic.
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On setting off without buckling up, the seatbelt warning light in the instrument cluster starts blinking. A warning chime accompanies it. Even if you stop, the light keeps blinking and the chime keeps playing. Despite such measures & more, 75% of drivers in India don't buckle up - related thread. Manufacturers are trying hard, yet the masses simply lack common sense !
These fools use an dld trick - buckle the seatbelt with no person and then sit on the seat.
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Posting on behalf of a friend: What would BHPians recommend between the the Nios vs Polo? My friends wants a manual as he rarely drives in choc-a-bloc city traffic.

These fools use an dld trick - buckle the seatbelt with no person and then sit on the seat.
Nios is more practical of the two: More Space, Better ASS, will be cheaper to run/maintain in the long lun. Polo has more sorted dynamics and better engine of the two. Polo is arguably safer too. Its really a heart vs Mind dilemma. I want a Polo but will probably go for a Nios!
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Posting on behalf of a friend: What would BHPians recommend between the the Nios vs Polo? My friends wants a manual as he rarely drives in choc-a-bloc city traffic.
If friend is single then Polo otherwise Nios Turbo.

Wife/Kid/Parents will not approve Polo in front of Nios.
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Hello folks, I’ll be getting the 1.2 NA i10 Nios Sportz AMT soon and was thinking if a couple of things are possible / necessary:

1. Is it possible to get the second key converted into a smart key?
Contradictory to their reputation, I find that Hyundai skimps on many features, like no key hole on passenger door, no rear wiper in Sportz, no adjustable headrests for driver in any variant and so on. Many of those I can’t do much but was curious if it is possible to get a smart key for the spare key.

2. Headlight upgrade over the standard Projector halogens.
I’m glad the AMT version gets projector headlamps but wanted to know if the factory fitted lights are considered adequate or if I should upgrade. The Hyundai Mobis accessories and spare parts website lists a couple of options, but I’m not sure what is suitable or if it is necessary.

3. Tire upgrade
How important is it to upgrade the tires right out of the showroom and if I should are there any generally recommended ones? I was looking at the tire guide and since I won’t be driving much outside the city, at least for the first 6 months, my current feeling is that a tire upgrade might not be necessary right off the bat.

4. My friend recently faced huge bills due to rodent damage in his car (it was a Maruti), this got me thinking if there are any useful solutions for that which I should get done. I park in our apartment’s basement parking so the chances of rodent infestation is high.

Thanks!
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Old 6th October 2020, 22:15   #42
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The headlights are quite good. I also own a next gen Verna (the current version -1) and I feel that Nios has better lighting. My wife (primary user of Nios) often goes around with just fog lamps switched on without even realizing.

Regarding the tires, I think they should be ok given that you will be travelling primarily within the city. We recently drove it 900kms in a day with a lot of luggage in the back seat and didn't feel nervous anytime.
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