Hyundai is India’s second largest passenger car manufacturer and their latest offering for the market is the sub-4 meter compact sedan Aura. Hyundai had unveiled Aura officially at an event last month where we only got a preview of the exteriors of the car. It will compete with cars like VW Ameo, Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Tata Tigor and Ford Aspire in the segment. Hyundai has now announced that they have started taking the bookings for the upcoming Hyundai Aura.
Hyundai India has started taking booking for Aura compact sedan from today and interested buyers can directly book the cars by paying a booking amount of Rs 10,000 at the nearest Hyundai dealership or on the website. Hyundai has also announced that the global launch of Aura will be held in India on 21 January 2020.
Commenting on the Hyundai AURA booking announcement, Mr. Tarun Garg, Director – Sales, Marketing & Service, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. said
Today we mark the beginning of the new decade with the commencement of bookings for the Hyundai AURA. The Hyundai AURA propagates ‘Sensuous Sportiness’. With its Modern Unique Design, inspired by the ‘Spirit to go the distance’ and the ‘Zeal to go beyond limits’, we are confident that Hyundai AURA will make a mark in its segment.
Hyundai Aura is basically a compact sedan that is based on Grand i10 Nios which was launched last year. The car looks very similar to the B-segment hatchback from the front. It gets twin boomerang shaped LED DRLs at the front, wide grille, projector type headlamp and foglamps at the front.
From the side design remains similar to the hatchback till the C-Pillar, after which the roof starts sloping down and joins the boot at the rear. The rear gets a distinctive design with a uniquely styled tail lamp unit. Hyundai Aura when launched, will be one of those compact sedan to get segment first features like Wireless charging, leather wrapped gear knob, Air curtain etc.
Hyundai Aura will be available with three engine options – a 1.2L Kappa petrol engine producing 83 Ps of power and 113 Nm of torque, a 1.2L ECOTORQ diesel engine generating 75 PS and 190 Nm of peak torque. Third is a 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine producing 100 PS and 171 Nm of torque. All the engines are BS6 compliant and the 1.2 petrol and diesel get an option of 5 speed manual as well as an AMT gearbox whereas the Turo petrol model only gets 5-speed manual.
Aura is unlikely to replace Xcent in the market. Hyundai will probably be offering Xcent exclusively for the cab market in the coming time and place Aura above it as a more premium option.