After the success of Hyundai Venue and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios, the South Korean carmaker will continue its row of successful products with the new Aura sedan.
Hyundai Aura will be the second subcompact sedan of Hyundai after the Xcent. Unveiled yesterday, this car will be ready for launch in early 2020. After the debut of the Aura, Hyundai will restrict the sales of Hyundai Xcent in the commercial vehicles market.
Hyundai Aura is basically the sedan version of the previously-launched Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. The major difference between the two lies at rear trunk compartment while the rest mostly resembles the design of the Nios. Just like the Grand i10 Nios, the Aura also reflects Hyundai’s latest design language called Sensuous Sportiness. The rear end of this sedan gets a sporty and sharply sculptured design which deviates from the i10 Nios’ design. With boot lid spoiler and playful taillights with LED application. Unlike its successor Hyundai Xcent, the registration number plate is lowered to the bumper area.
Hyundai Aura is ready to arrive the market in the following year
Coming to the dimensions, the Hyundai Aura measures at 3,995 mm in length, 1,680 mm in width and 1,520 mm in height. Its wheelbase is 2450 mm. At the rear end, the car comes with a 402-litre boot which is a big leap from Hyundai Grand i10 Nios’s 260-litre cargo space. The interior design is still kept under the wrap, however, it is likely that the Aura’s cabin will be identical to the Nios interior but with some minor twists.
With regards to the features of the car, Hyundai Aura will flaunt an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment supported by Apple Carplay and Android Auto system, a half-digital instrument cluster, and a Arkamys music system. Besides that, it also includes comfort features like wireless charging, rear centre armrest, and rear AC vent.
Hyundai Aura will be an alternative for the old Hyundai Xcent compact sedan
About the engine range, the Hyundai Aura will be offered with three engine options, two petrol and one diesel. The only diesel engine is a 1.2-litre turbo unit powering the Grand i10 Nios. However, on the Aura, This engine is capable of making a top power of 75PS. On the petrol range, the Aura also shares the same 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with the Nios hatchback. Apart from these engines brought from the Nios, there will be a 1.0-litre turbocharged GDI petrol unit which generates 100PS of peak power. Both the 1.2-litre diesel and petrol engine will be mated to either a 5-speed manual gearbox or an automated manual gearbox, while the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine comes with a single option of 5-speed manual transmission.
The price of Hyundai Aura is expected to start from Rs. 5.5 lakh and go up to Rs. 9 lakh (ex-showroom). At launch, this sedan will come up against the likes of Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze and Volkswagen Ameo and Ford Aspire. To read more car news and stories, visit IndianAuto.com.