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The upcoming Hyundai Aura is likely to get three engine options (two petrol, one diesel) and all are expected to be BS-VI compliant.
Not too long ago Hyundai India revealed the name of its upcoming model. Called the Aura, it's likely to be a compact sedan that'll effectively be a premium version of the Xcent. The product strategy is similar to that of the Grand i10 & Grand i10 Nios. After the name teaser, however, Hyundai has also gone on to reveal the powertrain details of the Aura.
We were already aware that the Aura will share the 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol motor and the 1.2-litre 3-cylinder oil-burner unit with the Grand i10 Nios. However, the Aura will also be offered with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine from the Venue but in a different state of tune. Further, all three engines are expected to be BS-VI compliant at the time of launch. As for the gearbox options, both the 1.2-litre motors will be offered with a 5-speed manual & a 5-speed AMT, while the 1.0-litre turbo petrol is likely to remain paired to the manual gearbox. As the Grand i10 Nios offers Hyundai's latest features & tech, expect the Aura to share a fair chunk of those bits as well.
Expect Hyundai to preview the Aura sometime next month, with the launch slated for early next year. When launched, the Aura will take on some established compact sedan rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Figo and the Honda Amaze.
In other news, Hyundai India has recently recalled close to 16,400 units of the Grand i10 & Xcent with factory-fitted CNG kits. The recall is being undertaken to fix a potentially faulty CNG filter assembly.