Hyundai unveils Aura compact sedan
The Aura design bears strong resemblance to the official sketches released earlier by Hyundai
Hyundai has finally taken the wraps off the Aura compact sedan at the global debut a few days back. The Aura is said to be an Xcent replacement and will arrive to our shores in early 2020.
The new Aura is a set to be a trendsetter being for the most power packed feature rich stylish sedan in its segment. It measures 3,995 in length, 1,680mm in width and 1,520mm in height. The sedan also uses a wheelbase of 2,450mm and has a trunk volume capacity of 402 litres.
The Aura in design though appears a lot like the Grand i10 Nios, gets its own unique identity and styling. The car gets a blacked out c-pillar that makes it appear like a coupe. It also gets a premium satin finished front grille flanked by large projector headlamps and boomerang shaped daytime running lights.
The rear gets large Z-shaped taillights connected with a chrome strip, while a well integrated boot and a lip spoiler are part of the package as well. Top trims of the Aura will get 15-inch stylish diamond cut alloy wheels.
The Korean automaker has however decided to keep the Aura’s interiors under wraps hence the windows have been blacked out completely. However we can confirm the presence of a Grand i10 Nios inspired interior and dashboard. On offer will be a premium cabin with bronze colour inserts for an upmarket and premium feel.
An 8.0inch touchscreen infortainment system with Smartphone connectivity, a 5.3 inch digital speedometer, an Arkamys sound system and a USB charger will be part of the feature list.
Powering the car are three engine options including – a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated kappa petrol motor, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol and a 1.2 litre diesel. The 1.0 litre turbo petrol churns out 100ps and 17.5 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox only.
The 1.2 litre kappa petrol puts out 83ps and 11.6kgm of torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual or AMT. The 1.2 litre Ecotorq diesel screams out 75ps and 19.4kgm of torque and comes mated to a 5–speed manual only.
Hyundai has also mentioned that the Aura is manufactured using 65% high strength steel and advanced ring structure application. The said tech is said to deliver better performance in crash absorption during active and passive safety.
Further the sub compact sedan also provides good ride and handling with increased ratio and spring stiffness, controlled body motion and tuned damper value.
Keeping a check on customers concern on getting complete peace of mind experience the Aura will be offered with Wonder warranty package. The wonder warranty package will include a 3-year /100,000kms, 4 years/50,000kms or 5-years 40,000kms along with roadside assistance.
The Hyundai Aura when launched will rival the Honda Amaze, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Aspire and Tata Tigor.