2020 Hyundai Aura Review
Car Tested: 2020 Hyundai Aura 1.0-litre Turbo GDi; Road Test No. 1165; Test Location: Indore
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 6.82 – 10.97 lakhs
With its attractive styling and feature-loaded cabin, the Hyundai Aura is the best all-rounder compact sedan
Compact sedans enjoy great popularity in India due to the practicality and the prestige value they offer. The compact sedan segment is crowded with accomplished cars like the Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Maruti Dzire and the others. Hyundai entered the segment a little late, in 2015, with the Xcent. It quickly gained popularity with both private and fleet buyers. Now, Hyundai has revamped the i10-based sedan and re-named it ‘Aura’. Can the Aura manage to bring some aura to the segment? We find out.
Exteriors – The Aura has a familiar nose with cascading grille, pointed double DRLs and swept-back headlamps. We like those aggressive-looking air damps and the thick band of chrome around the grille. The side profile feels busy with too many lines and creases. But the Aura does look proportionate and some elements like the blackened C-pillars make it look upmarket. Chrome door handles and the new Vintage Brown paint shade looks nice. We also like the complex design of the alloy wheels.
Elements such as the blackened C-pillar, boot-lid spoiler and plenty of chrome give the Aura an upscale look
But the rear-look of the car is quite questionable and subjective to the buyer. Having said that, it does not look stubby or awkward like the Xcent. Part of the credit goes to the spoiler-like treatment to the boot-lid which looks neatly done. We like the new design for the taillights and the bold ‘Aura’ nameplate. Hyundai could’ve used chrome judiciously in this part as it looks a tad overdone. The loading lip high and wide. It might cause trouble getting the luggage in.