The Hyundai Aura boasts of a very stylish design language with a feature rich cabin and like we expected, it gets a 1.0L turbo-petrol engine as well.
Hyundai has finally taken the wraps off the Aura compact sedan in India. The Hyundai Aura is based on the Grand i10 Nios that the company launched some time ago. The Aura boasts of a very stylish design language with a feature rich cabin and like we expected, it gets a 1.0L turbo-petrol engine as well.
The Hyundai Aura has been aimed at young customers and it is the latest interpretation of what Hyundai’s design language which they call ‘Sensuous Sportiness’. The face gets sleek headlamp units and while we saw a single boomerang shaped LED DRL on the Nios, the Aura gets twin boomerang DRLs. The grille has a satin finish and the headlamps and fog lamps are all projector units.
In profile, the Aura looks much more proportionate when compared to the outgoing Xcent. The roofline has a coupe like profile and there are two distinct character lines running through the length of the car. The Aura gets 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. At the rear, there’s a sporty looking bumper, LED tail lamps with a 3-dimensional outer lens, a chrome strip on the boot lid and glossy black wrap around to finish of the look. In terms of dimensions, the Aura measures 3,995 mm in length, 1,680 mm in width and 1,520 mm in height. It has a wheelbase of 2,450 mm.
Hyundai has given the Aura three BS-6 engine options. Firstly, there’s the BS-6 1.2 liter Kappa petrol engine with 83 bhp and then there’s a new BS-6 1.2 liter three-cylinder diesel engine with 75 bhp. The bigger news is that the Aura gets the 1.0 liter turbo-petrol engine from the Venue as we had expected. It produces 100 bhp and comes in a lesser state of tune from the Venue where it produces 120 bhp. As usual, there will be a 5-speed manual gearbox with the 1.2 liter petrol and diesel engines along with the option of an AMT. The sportier 1.0-litreturbo-petrol engine option will only come with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Hyundai makes one of the most feature rich cars in their segment and its no different for the Aura either. Although we haven’t seen the interiors of the Aura yet, the dashboard layout will be identical to the one we have seen in the Grand i10 Nios. It gets features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 5.3 inch digital speedometer with a multi-information display, Wireless Charging, a first-in-segment Driver Rear View Monitor for rear view display on screen while driving forward. The cabin also gets premium bronze color inserts.
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Hyundai will announce the price and further details about the Aura in January 2020 when the car sees its market launch. The Hyundai Aura will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, the Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Tata Tigor and the Renault LBA compact sedan, which will launch late next year. As for the Xcent, it will continue to be sold to cab aggregators and fleet operators as the Xcent prime. It will be upgraded with BS6-compliant petrol and diesel engines.