Hyundai India has launched its much-awaited sedan Hyundai Aura in India. The all-new subcompact sedan from the South Korean carmaker has been launched at starting prices of Rs. 5.80 Lakh which goes up to 9.22 lakh for the top variant. The all-new Aura is based on the platform of Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. The new Aura is considered as the new-gen model of the Hyundai Xcent. Both the cars the Hyundai Aura and the Xcent will co-exist in the market. The all-new Hyundai Aura will be available in five key variants and six color options. The Aura competes with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire and even the Honda Amaze.
The Hyundai Aura comes with the option of two petrol and one diesel engine. All the variants are BS6 compliant. The new Aura is powered by a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine which generates a max power of 82 bhp and a peak torque of 114 Nm and a 1.2-liter diesel engine which generates a max power of 74 bhp and a peak torque of 190 Nm. Both engines are paired to a 5-speed manual and an optional AMT transmission. Hyundai is also offering the 1-liter GDI turbo-petrol engine that powers the Venue, which generates a max power of 99 bhp and a peak torque of 172 Nm, and only mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Over the look, the all-new Hyundai Aura has taken its styling cues from the Grand i10 Nios, with some distinctive elements. At the front, the car gets a broad signature cascading grille, with twin boomerang-shaped LED DRLs. The DRLs extend into the air dam creating an hour-glass design. The headlamps look sharper and have projector lights on offer, and there are the car comes with the arrowhead-shaped housings on each end with round fog lamps with chrome bezels and sharper headlamps along with the projector lights. On the sides, the all-new Aura gets a coupe-like roofline and a set of diamond-cut alloy wheels. The car also comes with the wrap-around tail lamps with the 3D outer lens add to the overall design of the car. If we talk about dimensions the Hyundai Aura is 3,995mm long, 1,680 mm wide and 1,520 mm tall. The wheelbase of 2450 mm and boot space is 402 liters. The overall car has been designed to make it more aerodynamic.
Inside the cabin, the Aura is almost similar to the Grand i10 Nios. It gets a similar light-themed dashboard and a touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car also comes with features including Automatic climate control, push-button engine start-stop function, premium fit-and-finish, etc. It gets safety features including dual airbags, with ABS and EBD, along with seatbelt reminders and ISOFIX child seat mounts as standard. The car also comes with the high-speed alert, rear parking camera with sensors, keyless entry, speed-sensing door lock, and impact sensing door unlock function among others.