Hyundai India has launched the updated version of its Aura compact sedan in India. The introductory prices for the facelift model range from INR 6.29 lakh for the base petrol E variant to INR 8.87 lakh for the CNG SX variant.
Prior to the launch, Hyundai had opened bookings for the Aura facelift, with a token amount of INR 11,000 required to reserve the vehicle.
Hyundai has launched the updated version of its Aura sedan in India across four variants and six monotone colors. The facelift model features a redesigned front bumper with a larger and wider grille, and new vertically-placed DRLs. Additionally, the Aura is now available in a new Starry Night exterior color option. The front-end design has been updated with a more upright nose and a two-part grille, along with new inverted L-shaped LED DRLs at the edges of the bumper, however, it no longer has fog lamps. The sides and rear of the vehicle remain unchanged, featuring the same design for the 15-inch alloy wheels and LED tail-lights. A boot-lid spoiler is present in all trims except the base variant. The new Starry Night shade replaces the Vintage Brown option from the previous model.
The updated Aura’s cabin features fresher seat upholstery and a revised analog instrument cluster. The car also comes with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless charger, cruise control, auto headlamps, and a height-adjustable driver seat.
In terms of safety, the Aura is equipped with four airbags as standard, with the top-spec SX (O) trim featuring six airbags. Other safety features include a tire pressure monitor, hill-start assist, and a reverse parking camera with sensors.
The facelifted Aura is available in five trims – E, S, SX, SX(O) and SX+ – and offers new convenience and safety features compared to the outgoing model. It now comes with four airbags, ABS and EBD as standard. Higher trims feature six airbags, ESC, ISOFIX anchorages, hill-hold assist, automatic headlamps, and a rearview camera.
In terms of convenience, the Aura offers an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear AC vents, adjustable rear headrests, automatic climate control, and a wireless charger. Higher trims include additional features such as Type-C charging ports and a revised 3.5-inch MID in the instrument cluster.
Hyundai India is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company, which is the second-largest automaker in South Korea and the fifth-largest in the world. The company has been present in India since 1996 and has its manufacturing facility in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Hyundai India is known for its wide range of cars including small cars, sedans, hatchbacks, SUVs, and MPVs.
At the 2023 Auto Expo, Hyundai showcased the Ioniq 6, the Nexo fuel cell car, and launched the Ioniq 5 electric car.