Korean automaker, Hyundai is ready with yet another product – a sub-4 meter sedan for the Indian market. Called the Hyundai Aura, the new sedan will sit above the Xcent in terms of pricing. It will directly rival the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze and the Ford Aspire. Based on the new Grand i10 Nios, the Aura compact sedan is expected to be launched in January-February – around Delhi Auto Expo 2020.
Hyundai Motor India Limited has announced the powertrain options for the Aura sedan. It will be offered with the BSVI compliant petrol and diesel engine options. The upcoming Hyundai Aura will be offered with 2 petrol engines – a 1.2-litre Kappa Dual VTVT and a 1.0-litre Turbo GDi. It will be the only car in its category to offer a turbocharged petrol engine option.
The 1.2L petrol engine is capable of producing 81bhp of power and 114Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT gearbox. While powering the Hyundai Venue, the 1.0L turbocharged petrol engine produces 118bhp and 172Nm of torque. However, this engine will be tuned for lower power and torque. Similar to the Venue, the Aura will get a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox option.
The diesel version of the Hyundai Aura will receive the 1.2-litre U2 CRDi engine that powers the Grand i10 Nios. This engine is capable of producing 74bhp of power and 190Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT.
Hyundai claims that the new engines offer low vibrations, superior performance and high fuel efficiency. The Hyundai Aura comes fitted with an ‘Advanced After Treatment System’, NOx TrapCatalyst and PM filters, which will meet the highest standards of emission regulations.