2020 Hyundai Aura: First Drive Review
- Jan 28, 2020
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The new Hyundai Aura compact sedan gets a myriad of new features. Not just that, it even gets a brand new engine. Launched yesterday, it is one of the most well-equipped sub-4m sedans you can buy. It is available in a total of 12 variants. With so many options in the lineup, which Aura is right for you? If your heart is fighting your pocket like ours, read on.
Hyundai Aura comes with three engines, three fuel types, and two transmissions options. The engines offered are 1.2-litre petrol, 1.2-litre diesel, and 1.0-litre turbo petrol. They make 83PS and 114Nm, 75PS and 190Nm, and 110PS and 170Nm, respectively. The CNG variant comes with the 1.2-litre petrol engine, limited to 69PS of power and 95Nm of torque. Along with the 5 trim levels, these make for 12 variant options. Let's take a closer look at the feature distribution.
Hyundai Aura E
Powertrains Available: 1.2-litre Petrol MT
The base Aura variant is offered only with the 1.2-litre petrol engine and manual transmission. It will cost you Rs 5.80 lakh*. This trim level gets standard ISOFIX mounts for child seats and government-mandated safety features such as dual front airbags and rear parking sensors. Other features are as follows:
Hyundai Aura S
Powertrains Available: 1.2-litre petrol MT and AMT, diesel MT and AMT, CNG MT
Willing to spend a bit more? The next trim level of the Aura adds a smorgasbord of features. You can have the Aura S with the 83PS petrol engine or the diesel or the CNG. They cost Rs 6.56 lakh, Rs 7.74 lakh, and Rs 7.29 lakh, respectively. You can pair the 83PS petrol or diesel motor with an automated manual transmission (AMT), which adds Rs 50,000 to the cost of the car. However, the CNG variant is offered only with a manual. Here’s what this trim adds to the features list:
If you get the AMT variant, it comes with larger 15-inch steel wheels. The manual version comes with R14 steel wheels. The AMT variant also gets indicators on the door mirrors and chrome finish on the gear knob.
Hyundai Aura SX
Powertrain options: 1.2-litre Petrol MT
The SX trim is only available with the 83PS petrol engine and a manual transmission. It costs Rs 7.30 lakh and adds:
Rear view camera
Hyundai Aura SX(O)
Powertrain Options: 1.2-litre petrol MT, diesel MT
The Aura SX(O) is offered only with a manual transmission, but both petrol and diesel variants are available. They are priced at Rs 7.86 lakh and Rs 9.04 lakh, respectively. They come with the following additional features:
Hyundai Aura SX+
Powertrain Options: 1.2-litre petrol and diesel AMT, 1.0-litre T-GDI MT
The SX+ trim gets you an AMT gearbox with either the diesel or petrol engine. The former costs Rs 9.23 lakh, while the latter is priced at Rs 8.05 lakh. This is what you get for your money:
It misses out on the leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob.
Aura SX+: The Enthusiast’s Choice
Powertrain Options: 1.0-litre T-GDI MT
If your heart’s set on an Aura and you love to drive, then the turbo petrol engine is what you should be looking at. A five-speed manual is your only transmission choice. It costs Rs 8.55 lakh and is only available in the SX+ trim level with the following unique additions:
Gloss-black radiator grille
Dark-grey inner door handles
Dark-grey radiator grille
So if you want an Aura, you're spoilt for choice. This compact sedan comes loaded with features, but you’ll have to splurge on a mid-spec model. The base trim has an attractive price and the top variants excite you with features and performance. Which Aura works best for you? Let us know below.
*all prices are ex-showroom Delhi
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