Hyundai Motors India has announced the launch date of their new upcoming sub-4 meter Sedan, named Hyundai Aura. It was unveiled in Chennai in December 2019, is now all set to launch on 21 January, 2020 and has started accepting the bookings at an initial sum of Rs.10,000.
The sub-4 meter Sedan will come with 12 variants and 3 BS6 compliant engine options- 1.0-litre Turbo GDi petrol which produces 172 Nm of torque, 1.2-litre MPI petrol which produces 114 Nm of torque and 1.2-liter Ecotorq diesel which produces190 Nm of torque. All the 3 engines are accompanied by a 5-speed manual gearbox and an AMT (Automated Manual Transmission)box.
The new 3,995 mm long, 1,680 mm wide and 1,520 mm high Aura is reported to offer improved legroom for the front and rear passengers. It is said to be based on the same platform that underpins the Grand i10 Nios
Exterior features include satin grille, projector headlamps, twin Boomerang-shaped DRLs, LED tail lamps and 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. It also receives an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 5.3-inch digital speedometer and MID. On the safety front, it has features like air curtain, wireless charger, eco coating, leather-wrapped gear knob, driver rearview monitor and emergency stop signal.
The car will compete in a crowded segment against the likes of Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, and the Tata Tigor. The car is estimated to be priced higher than the Hyundai Xcent which brings it to around 5.5 Lakhs to 8.7 Lakhs.