Hyundai Aura: High On Performance, Easy On Your Pocket
Hyundai offers the Aura with a BS6-compliant diesel heart that pumps fun while sipping fuel
Diesel engines have always been popular in India for their low running costs. But with the introduction of ever-stricter emission norms, it was impossible to imagine a diesel car that offered an accessible price point, engaging driving experience, high fuel economy, and eco-friendliness. But then impossible is exactly what Hyundai has done with the Aura diesel. Read on to know why this feature-packed sedan is ideal for those who don’t like to trade performance for fuel efficiency.
A Diesel Engine that Directly Injects Fun
The Hyundai Aura is powered by a BS6-compliant 1.2-litre Eco TORQ turbocharged diesel engine that produces 75PS of peak power at 4,000rpm and 19.4kg.m of peak torque at 2,250rpm. In addition to the prodigious amount of torque, the sedan has another ace up its sleeve. The Hyundai Aura is the lightest diesel engine car in its segment, helping it achieve the best torque-to-weight ratio in its class.
This raises the sedan’s performance by quite a few notches and helps it stand apart from rivals that offer diesel engine options as part of their customary product mix. Whether you’re out in the city or on the highway, the Aura’s rush of torque keeps you engaged and fresh even after clocking many a mile. This makes the Aura diesel an apt choice if you’re looking for a car that serves you well on daily work commutes as well as weekend getaways.
Hyundai also offers the Aura diesel with an AMT gearbox, the only such option in its segment, for those who are likely to spend most of their time navigating urban roads. The gearbox puts the Aura’s ample torque to good use via smooth, lag-free shifts and makes driving in cities a more relaxing affair.
Best In-class Mileage
The Hyundai Aura’s performance advantage is an admirable sidekick to the real star of the show: the sedan’s fuel efficiency. The Aura stretches every litre of diesel to an ARAI-rated 25.35kmpl, comfortably making it the most fuel efficient car in its segment. This, again, is made possible by the car’s low weight and high torque combination which makes it immensely tractable. In the real world, this means you need fewer gear changes to keep the Aura in its powerband, making for an effortless driving experience and an affordable fuel bill.
More importantly, Hyundai has ensured the Aura’s performance and fuel efficiency do not come at the cost of the environment by offering a BS6-compliant diesel engine. This makes the sedan one of the few in its segment to get such an option.
A Well-rounded Package
The Aura sits pretty much at the top of its segment as far as features are concerned. For instance, it offers the largest touchscreen infotainment system in its class while also being the only one to feature a wireless phone charging system. The clincher though is Hyundai’s proven reliability and pan-India touchpoint network, enabling the carmaker to offer a special warranty plan with the Aura. With the option of 3-year/100,000km, 4-year/50,000km and 5-year/40,000km warranty plans, you can pick one that suits your usage the best.
In its diesel avatar, the Aura builds upon each of those aspects to offer a package that not only appeals to the practical side of the buyer’s mind but also to the thrill-seeking side of their heart.