The South Korean giant’s yet another jibe at the sub-4m compact sedan segment. What it holds up its sleeves?
While its Xcent couldn’t wrestle the competition, especially with its arch-rival Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Hyundai has come up with its own ‘Aura’ to take the rivalry a notch higher. The all-new Hyundai Aura is launched at Rs 5.80 lakh (ex-showroom pan India) – almost at a similar price of the Dzire and its existing cousin, Xcent. It comes with two petrol and diesel engine options. Available in 5 variants, the sedan gets an exhaustive list of first-in-class features.
Hyundai Aura Prices
The prices for the Hyundai Aura begin from Rs 5.80 lakh for the base E variant and go all the way up to Rs 9.23 lakh for the top-spec SX+ (AMT) (both prices ex-showroom, pan India). Here are the variant-wise prices of the car.
|1.2L Petrol(BS6)||MT||Rs 5.80 lakh||Rs 6.56 lakh||Rs 7.30 lakh||Rs 7.86 lakh|
|AMT||Rs 7.06 lakh||Rs 8.05 lakh (SX+)|
|CNG||Rs 7.29 lakh|
|1.2L Diesel(BS6)||MT||Rs 7.74 lakh||Rs 9.04 lakh|
|AMT||Rs 8.24 lakh||Rs 9.23 lakh (SX+)|
|1.0L Turbo GDI(BS6)||MT||Rs 8.55 lakh|
*All prices ex-showroom pan India
The compact sedan has got more appeal than the Xcent, thanks to the boomerang DRLs with projector headlamps, wider grille with silver lined-grille. Inspired by the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, the Aura’s design has been completely reworked so it holds its own identity, unlike the Grand i10-Xcent lookalikes.
The side profile looks coupe-esque with thick C-pillar blending with the rear (Tata Tigor is another sub-4m sedan to feature such a style). The sporty 15-inch diamond-cut alloys add a character to the sedan.
Move to the rear and you will notice the prominent ‘AURA’ badge in the centre with chrome underlining. The Z-shaped tail lamps get LED elements. The cuts and creases over the body do make it look sporty.
The Aura gets adequate proportions to seat three at the rear along with an impressive boot of 402-litre which should be enough to carry your weekend luggage.
Hyundai cars are known for their premium cabins. The same holds for the Aura which borrows the exact setup of its hatch, the Grand i10 Nios, but with a twist. The automaker has embraced the sedan with a new dual-tone colour scheme – black and brown. The turbo trim gets all-black interior with red inserts for added sportiness. Rear centre armrest with cup holders and adjustable rear headrests are nice convenient features in the Aura.
Another feature-loaded car from the Korean automaker. The Aura packs in features such as an 8-inch infotainment unit compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cooled glovebox, wireless charging, smart key with push-button start/stop, cruise control, rear AC vents and digital speedometer with MID display. Moreover, height-adjustable driver seat and adjustable headrests at the front as well as rear.
Engine & Specifications
Hyundai Aura comes with a 1.2L petrol and diesel engine options along with a 1.0L turbo petrol motor. It is offered with both manual as well as automatic (AMT) options. All the engines are BS6 compliant including the 1.2L diesel, which is the only diesel engine in India to have such compliance. All three offer excellent ARAI certified fuel efficiency figures.
|1.2L petrol||83 PS||114 Nm||5-speed MT/AMT||20.5kmpl (MT)/ 20.1kmpl (AMT)|
|1.2L diesel||75 PS||190 Nm||5-speed MT/AMT||25.35kmpl (MT)/ 25.4kmpl (AMT)|
|1.0L turbo-petrol||100 PS||172 Nm||5-speed MT||20.5kmpl|
The Aura comes with a strong body structure for enhanced protection along with emergency stop signal, rear parking sensors, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, speed alert system and ISOFIX child seat anchors as standard. Other safety equipment includes speed & impact sensing auto door locks, rear camera with display, front projector fog lamps, rear defogger and day/night inside rearview mirror.