Hyundai has revealed that its new compact sedan is named Aura.
Opposed to speculations, Hyundai has confirmed that its new compact sedan does not bear the ‘Xcent’ tag and instead is named Aura. The company is tight-lipped on every other information and only states that the name is inspired by the ‘vibrance of positivity’ and a reflection of the ‘state of being’ of the one driving it.
The Hyundai Aura will bear a softer silhouette than the Xcent. The sub-4-metre sedan will feature the brand’s signature cascading grille with a honeycomb mesh finish. Spy pictures revealed that this next-gen compact sedan will share most of its design elements with the new Grand i10 Nios. For example, the boomerang-shaped LED DRLs will be carried forward from the new hatchback.
Not just the exterior, the cabin will resemble the Nios as well since the 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be borrowed as well. The Aura might offer Hyundai’s new connected BlueLink car tech in the higher variants.
Though there’s no official statement about the same, the Hyundai Aura is expected to be powered by BS6-compliant versions of the 1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine, as well as the U2 1.2-litre diesel powertrain. A manual gearbox along with an AMT is likely to be on offer. Once introduced in India, the Aura will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Tata Tigor, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Tata Tigor, and Renault’s upcoming compact sedan.
– Hyundai’s new compact sedan is named Aura
– The Aura will share most of its design elements with the Grand i10 Nios
– Is expected to be powered by BS6 compliant engines