Hyundai Aura To Be Unveiled Tomorrow
Hyundai’s current sub-4m sedan, the Xcent, will continue to be sold alongside the Aura
Update: Hyundai has launched the Aura at Rs 5.8 lakh (ex-showroom India). The sub-4m sedan is available with the 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engine options as well as the Venue's 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit. Read more about it here.
The Aura sub-4 metre sedan is based on the Grand i10 Nios.
It will get three BS6-compliant engine options: two petrol and a diesel.
Hyundai will offer the Aura with an AMT option just like the Nios.
Expect it to be priced in the Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh bracket.
It will continue to rival the Xcent’s competitors including the Maruti Dzire and Honda Amaze.
Under the hood, the Aura will get three BS6-compliant engine options: two petrol and one diesel. The 1.2-litre petrol and diesel units from the Grand i10 Nios will make their way to the Aura along with the Venue’s 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine. This unit is expected to churn out 100PS of power and 172Nm of torque. Although the Aura will miss out on the Venue’s 7-speed DCT (dual-clutch transmission), Hyundai will offer it with a 5-speed AMT alongside the standard 5-speed manual gearbox with the 1.2-litre engines.
Inside, the cabin is expected to look similar to that of the Grand i10 Nios. This means you should get a dual-tone interior, an 8-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a wireless phone charger as prime features.
The Aura is likely to go on sale in February 2020, right around Auto Expo 2020. We expect Hyundai to price the sub-4m sedan in the range of Rs 6 lakh and Rs 9 lakh. It will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Tata Tigor, and the Volkswagen Ameo. While it is a successor to the Xcent, the latter will soldier on alongside just like the Grand i10 Nios and Grand i10.