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The new variant gets dual-tone alloy wheels

Hyundai Aura SX CNG variant commands a premium of Rs. 69,000/- over the mid S CNG variant

Last month, Hyundai discontinued all the diesel variants of its Aura compact sedan and, to compensate for that, the company has, now, added a factory-fitted CNG variant to the second top-end SX trim. It’s priced at Rs. 8.57 lakhs (ex-showroom).

With this, Aura might regain its lost appeal from pulling the plug on diesel engines. The diesel variants that were discontinued include DSL S and DSL SX+ AMT.

The now-launched SX CNG is the second most costliest variant in the Aura lineup with on-road price inching closer to Rs. 10 lakhs. It commands a premium of Rs. 95,000/- over the regular petrol-only SX trim.

Power comes from the same 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine but in a lower state of tune. The CNG mill puts out a dismissal 68 HP and 95 Nm paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The engine on the regular petrol variant puts out a much higher 82 HP and 114 Nm.

Those who want even more power can choose the top-end SX Plus Turbo variant that gets power from Hyundai’s 1-litre turbo petrol engine which puts out 99 HP and 172 Nm paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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The variant features a reversing camera

As far as feature additions are concerned, the Aura SX CNG gets 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a reversing camera over the existing mid-level S CNG trim that’s Rs. 69,000/- cheaper.

Hyundai Aura is among the only 3 sedans in the country with optional CNG kits with the other 2 being Maruti Suzuki Dzire and Tata Tigor.

While the Dzire’s CNG variants cost from Rs. 8.23 lakhs to Rs. 8.91 lakhs, Tigor’s CNG variants are priced between Rs. 7.85 lakhs and Rs. 8.57 lakhs (all-prices, ex-showroom).