Hyundai has officially opened the pre-bookings for the upcoming Aura sub-4 meter sedan and interested buyers can pre-book the sedan by paying an initial sum of Rs 10,000. The Hyundai Aura compact sedan will go on sale in the country on January 21, 2020. The sub-4 meter sedan will directly rival the likes of the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and the Tata Tigor.
The new Aura will be sold alongside the Xcent sedan. While the Xcent will target the fleet operators, the Hyundai Aura will cater to the young and family buyers. The Hyundai Aura is based on the Grand i10 Nios platform and has a same wheelbase of 2,450mm. In terms of proportions, the new Hyundai Aura is 3,995mm in length, 1,680mm in width and 1,520mm in height. Also See – Hyundai Aura Vs Honda Amaze
The upcoming Hyundai Aura is claimed to offer improved legroom for the front and rear passengers. The front and rear passengers get maximum legroom of 1,050mm and 885mm respectively. It comes with a boot space of 402-litres, which is good for a sub-4 meter car.
It will come with 3 engine options, all of which compliant with BS6 emission norms. The sedan will be powered by a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that also powers the Venue. However, the engine has been de-tuned for the Aura compact sedan. While powering the Aura, the turbocharged petrol engine produces 99bhp and 171Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Other engine options include a BSVI compliant 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder diesel. While the gasoline unit produces 81bhp and 113Nm of torque, the oil burner is good for 74bhp and 190Nm of torque. Both the engines will be offered with a 5-speed manual and automatic gearbox options. The petrol version will also receive a CNG variant.