The Hyundai Aura compact sedan has been revealed ahead of its launch in India.
The Hyundai Xcent has been a fairly successful compact sedan and it is based on the Grand i10. Now, the Korean automaker launched the Grand i10 NIOS in India few months back and we all know that they will launch a compact sedan based on that too.
The Hyundai Aura has now been revealed. It will be sold alongside the Xcent because the Xcent will now cater only to fleet and commercial buyers while the Aura will be targeted towards private buyers. The Hyundai Aura shares a lot of components with the Grand i10 NIOS.
Hyundai had revealed official sketches of he vehicle earlier this week and while the production-spec car doesn’t look exactly as shown in the sketches, it does look very appealing and way better than the Xcent. Being a sub-4-metre sedan, the Aura looks decently proportionate.
The front profile comes with projector headlamps and fog lamps, twin boomerang shaped LED DRLs with satin front grille. The side profile reveals new 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. The rear profile looks fresh with LED tail lamps giving it a wide stance.
The Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS comes loaded with a lot of features and the equipment list is quite impressive, and the Aura is expected to follow suit. It will come with a new 1.0-litre turbo petrol with 5-speed manual transmission. Other engine options are 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and 1.2-litre turbo diesel engines with either an MT or an AMT.
The 1.2-litre Kappa VTVT petrol engine churns out 83 PS and 114 Nm while the 1.2-litre Ecotorq mill produces 75 PS and 190 Nm. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine produces 100 PS and 171 Nm torque. The petrol and diesel engines are already BS6 compliant. Hyundai is also offering 1.2-litre CNG engine option.
Some of the features include 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Arkamys sound system, 5.3-inch digital speedometer, wireless charging, driving rear view monitor, iBlue Audio remote smartphone app, etc.
The Arkamys audio system comes with 4 modes – natural, live, club and lounge.
2020 Hyundai Aura
– Based on Grand i10 NIOS, looks very good
– Expected to come with a long list of features
– Will rival the Dzire, Aspire and Amaze