Hyundai Grand i10 Nios| Long term report 2| evo India
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Hyundai Grand i10 Nios| Long term report 2| evo India

Tough times never last, tough people do, and tough cars too!

Alameen Merchant

I travel 15 days a month (at least) and only the airline companies can give an account of how many thousand kilometres I must have covered in the past few months. I no longer categorise this under work perks. It is, by default my way of life and I absolutely love it. However, a certain type of virus has turned everything upside down and most people’s daily drivers are sitting in the garage longer than usual. Naturally, I have clocked a humble 30km this month in my Grand i10 Nios.

Nios usually covers hundreds of kilometres on a monthly basis, as a support vehicle for shoots and otherwise, doubling up as a trusted companion during regular commutes. Although, life is now confined to the walls of my house and seeking pleasureout of brief grocery runs is all I am left with. And with that, the practicality and hassle-free nature of the Nios has come to the fore (my Daytona 675 isn’t ideal for grocery runs). It’s compact, the driveability is excellent, the boot always has ample space to accommodate my filming equipment. Speaking of space, in the early lockdown days, I succumbed to panic buying and believed that piling food up was necessary in these seemingly apocalyptic times. I simply dropped the rear seats down, and a few sacks of grains and other household items easily fit into the little Hyundai.

Another notable aspect about the Nios is its powertrain. Hyundai’s Kappa series of petrol engines are some of the most refined and low on maintenance engines out there. I have been following regular vehicle maintenance tips and making sure the car remains spick and span and disinfected. I’m sure that is all I will need to keep the Grand i10 Nios in good shape before work and travel resumes.

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