Hyundai launches Aura compact sedan in Goa
Hyundai has launched the Aura sedan in the Indian market priced at Rs 6.79 lakhs (ex showroom prices). The compact sedan has also been subsequently launched in Goa by Goa Hyundai, one of the Korean car maker’s dealer partners.
The new Aura is targeted at young aspirational customers who will redefine the sedan segment with best in class features, powertrain options and premium cabin design. Based on the ever so popular Grand i10 Nios platform, the Aura will replace the ageing Xcent in Hyundai India’s line-up in India altogether.
Speaking at the launch of All New Hyundai AURA, Mr. S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said, “The All New AURA marks industry’s first and the most significant launch of the Deacde-2020. The All New AURA conveys a Modern & Stunning Design, offering versatile characteristics exhibiting elegant styling and bold character form to deliver a fresh interpretation of Hyundai’s signature design language of ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ specifically crafted for progressive Urban and Millennial customers.”
The Aura shares a lot of its design with its hatch sibling the Grand i10 Nios, however it gets a smaller iteration of the cascading grille upfront along with twin boomerang shaped daytime running lamps. The side profile follows a coupe like layout with a blacked out c-pillar and smooth flowing crease lines. The rear however gets a large sized Hyundai logo with Aura badging along with large boomerang shaped LED taillamps and a dual tone bumper with angular shaped reflectors.
The Aura rides on 15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels wrapped in 175/60 section rubber at front and 175/60 section rubber at the rear.
On the inside the Aura shares almost everything with the Nios accept for the interior colour trim. The colour trims on the Aura uses a bronze honeycomb style inserts along with .It also gets an 8.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and more, while the part digital, part analogue instrument cluster gets a 5.3 inch screen and uses an asymmetrical layout.
In terms of features it gets chrome door handles, twin boomerang daytime running lights, projector headlamps and fog lamps, shark fin antenna, leather wrapped gear knob, wireless charging, USB fast charger, Rear AC vents, driver rear view monitor, cruise control, blue audio remote with smart phone app and a Arkmays premium sound system.
Powering the sedan are a range of engines including 1.0 litre turbo GDI engine, a 1.2 litre petrol and CNG along with a 1.2 litre diesel. The 1.0 litre turbo GDI churns 100PS @ 6000rpm and 17.5 kgm of torque at 1500-4000rpm; it comes mated to a 5-speed transmission and delivers 20.50kmpl. The 1.2 litre petrol puts out 83PS at 6000rpm and 11.6Nm of torque at 4000 rpm; it comes mated to a 5–speed manual with 20.50 kmpl and 5–speed automatic transmission with 20.10kmpl.
The diesel 1.2 litre Ecotorq produces 75PS at 4000rpm and 19.4 Nm of torque at 1750-2250rpm and comes mated to 5–speed manual with 25.35 and AMT transmission with 25.40kmpl.
The new Hyundai Aura comes loaded with safety tech too; it comes with a strong body structure with 65% high strength steel used in the car. This application ensures light body weight with high strength support. It also gets an Emergency stop signal, rear parking sensors, headlamp escort function, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, speed alert system, driver and passenger seatbelt reminder and ISOFIX child safety seat mounts.
As a Lifetime Partner in Automobiles and Beyond, All New Hyundai AURA will provide Complete Peace of Mind with – ‘Wonder Warranty’ (Best-in-Segment) with option of 3 Years/100,000 kms or 4 Years /50,000 kms or 5 Years /40,000 kms along with Road-Side Assistance.
The Hyundai Aura rivals the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, recently updated Tata Tigor and Ford Aspire.
Prices for 2020 Hyundai Aura sedanVariantEx showroomOn Road GoaAura VTVT E MTRs 6,79,900Rs 6,91,281Aura VTVT S MTRs 6,55,900Rs 7,90,725Aura VTVT S AMTRs 7,05,800Rs 8,48,402Aura VTVT SX MTRs 7,29,900Rs 8,76,258Aura VTVT SX+ AMTRs 8,04,800Rs 9,62,832Aura SX(O)Rs 7,85,900Rs 9,40,987Aura 1.0 turbo SX+ GDIRs 8,64,900Rs 10,15,357Aura CRDI S MTRs 7,73,800Rs 9,27,001Aura CRDI S AMTRs 8,23,700Rs 9,84,678Aura CRDI SX+ AMTRs 9,22,700Rs 10,99,108Aura CRDI SX(O)Rs 9,03,800Rs 10,77,263