Hyundai Aura facelift details revealed ahead of January 20 launch

Hyundai Aura facelift front

Hyundai recently unveiled the facelifts for Aura and Grand i10 Nios. Bookings for Hyundai’s hatchback and compact sedan opened on January 9 for Rs 11,000 each. While Hyundai has confirmed the launch of the Grand i10 Nios for later this week, the Aura is also expected to be launched alongside. 

  1. Aura gets new Starry Night colour
  2. Gets four airbags as standard
  3. No turbo-petrol engine on offer, for now

Ahead of the launch, the official brochure of the Aura has surfaced online revealing key details of the compact sedan. 

Hyundai Aura facelift: new features

The facelifted Aura will get a bunch of new features compared to the outgoing model. It now gets four airbags, ABS and EBD as standard, while six airbags, ESC and hill hold assist will be offered as an option. Furthermore, the rear head restraints on the Aura are now adjustable and it also gets footwell lighting up in the front row. The instrument cluster has also been redesigned and now gets two analogue gauges for the speedometer and tachometer and gets a new, 3.5-inch multi-information display (MID) with a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). 

Hyundai has replaced the Vintage Brown colour option with the Starry Night colour that is seen on the Verna, i20, Alcazar and Tucson. The Aura continues to be offered with an 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear AC vents, automatic climate control and a wireless charger.

Hyundai Aura facelift: powertrains

Under the hood, the Aura continues with the 1.2-litre petrol engine that is good for 83hp and 113.8Nm of torque. It also gets CNG kit fitted to this engine and that produces 69hp and 95.2Nm of torque. While both are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, the petrol also gets the option for an AMT gearbox. For now, the facelift does not get the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that churns out 100hp and 172Nm of torque. 

Hyundai Aura facelift: price and rivals

The Aura facelift is expected to be priced around Rs 6.5 lakh-Rs 9.5 lakh. It will rival the Tata Tigor that is priced between Rs 6.10 lakh and 8.84 lakh, Honda Amaze petrol that costs Rs 6.89 lakh to 9.48 lakh as well as the Maruti Suzuki Dzire that is priced between Rs 6.24 lakh and 9.18 lakh. All prices ex-showroom, India). 

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from Autocar India
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