The Hyundai Aura facelift has been launched in India, with introductory prices starting at Rs 6.29 lakh for the base petrol E variant and rising to Rs 8.87 lakh for the CNG SX variant. Earlier this month, the Korean automaker opened bookings for the facelifted Aura for a nominal fee of Rs 11,000. Hyundai also recently unveiled the redesigned Grand i10 Nios.
- The new Starry Night colour option is included in the Aura facelift.
- More technological and safety features are added.
- Mechanically, nothing has changed.
Hyundai Aura facelift: engine specs
The Aura facelift receives no changes under the hood, as it retains the same 1.2-litre engine. This engine produces 83hp and 114Nm when coupled to a 5-speed manual or an AMT transmission. Furthermore, Hyundai is offering a factory-fitted CNG kit with the Aura’s 1.2-litre petrol engine, which produces 69hp and 95Nm of torque and is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission.
All powertrains are now RDE compliant and ready for E20 fuel. However, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that produced 100hp and 172Nm of torque is no longer available in the facelifted compact sedan.
Facelifted Hyundai Aura: variants and features
The updated Aura comes in five trim levels: E, S, SX, SX(O), and SX+, with a slew of new convenience and safety features over the previous model. It now comes standard with four airbags, ABS, and EBD; higher variants get six airbags, ESC, ISOFIX anchorages, hill-hold assist, and automatic headlamps.
The compact sedan retains the 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear AC vents, adjustable rear headrests, automatic climate control, and a wireless charger in terms of convenience features. Higher-spec models, on the other hand, now include new features such as Type-C charging ports and a revised 3.5-inch MID in the instrument cluster.
Exterior and interior highlights of the Hyundai Aura facelift
The Aura now has a new front-end design with a more upright nose and a two-part grille as part of the refresh. The compact sedan also gets new inverted L-shaped LED DRLs housed at the bumper’s edges, but it no longer has fog lights. Its sides and rear, on the other hand, remain unchanged, with the same design for the 15-inch alloy wheels and LED tail-lights. The boot-lid spoiler is also present in all trim levels except the base.
Hyundai’s compact sedan now comes in a new Starry Night colour, which replaces the previous model’s Vintage Brown option. The interior layout remains unchanged, but new upholstery for the seats has been added.
Hyundai Aura facelift: competitors
The facelifted Aura competes in the market with compact sedans such as the Tata Tigor (Rs 6.10 lakh-8.84 lakh), Honda Amaze (Rs 6.89 lakh-9.48 lakh), and Maruti Suzuki Dzire (Rs 6.24 lakh-9.18 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi).