The Hyundai Aura has been launched in 12 variants, available with three engine options, including a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine.
Roughly a month after its official debut, Hyundai has now put its new compact-sedan, the Aura, on sale in the country. Priced between Rs 5.80 lakh and Rs 9.23 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the Aura is based on the same platform as the Grand i10 Nios hatchback and is available with two petrol and one diesel engine options.
The design of the Aura is remarkably similar to its hatchback counterpart, and it, too, features a similar set of swept-back projector headlamps, a hexagonal grille and projector fog lamps. However, to tell it from the front-end of the hatchback, the sedan gets twin boomerang LED DRLs. Around the side, you’ll notice the sedan strictly sticks to sub-4m rules, with a stubby boot slapped at the back. It’s not the neatest of jobs in the sub-4m compact-sedan business, but a definite improvement over the Xcent. The Z-shaped LED tail-lamps look smart, while the 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels give it a more premium look than its predecessor.
Inside, the design and layout of the cabin are similar to the Grand i10 Nios. The interior features a dual black-beige theme with bronze colour inserts though. The sedan is loaded to the gills with features. The Aura gets wireless phone charging, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, a 5.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a rear-view monitor, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cooled glove box, and many more features.
The engine options include 1.0-litre turbo and 1.2-litre petrol engines as well as a 1.2-litre diesel powertrain. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol is rated at 99bhp and develops 172Nm of torque. The naturally-aspirated 1.2-petrol develops 82bhp and 114Nm. The diesel mill, on the other hand, is good for 74bhp and produces 190Nm. All engines are BS-VI compliant. All the versions come with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard, but the 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines get 5-speed AMT as an option.
Hyundai is offering three standard warranty packages with the Aura: 3-Year/1,00,000km, 4-Year/50,000km and 5-Year/40,000km. Roadside assistance is offered free of cost with these plans.
The Hyundai Aura will compete against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire, et al.
Here's the variant wise pricing of the Aura (figures are ex-showroom, Delhi):
|Variant (1.2 Petrol)||Price|
|E (MT)||₹ 5.8 lakh|
|S (MT)||₹ 6.56 lakh|
|SX (MT)||₹ 7.3 lakh|
|SX (O) (MT)||₹ 7.86 lakh|
|S (MT) (CNG)||₹ 7.29 lakh|
|S (AMT)||₹ 7.06 lakh|
|SX+ (AMT)||₹ 8.05 lakh|
|1.0 Turbo Petrol|
|SX+ (MT)||₹ 8.55 lakh|
|S (MT)||₹ 7.74 lakh|
|SX (O) (MT)||₹ 9.04 lakh|
|S (AMT)||₹ 8.24 lakh|
|SX+ (AMT)||₹ 9.23 lakh|