2020 Hyundai Aura Review
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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.

From the rear, the Aura looks quite overdone

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.

The sharp-looking alloys add to the stance of the compact sedan

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.