The Hyundai Aura will offer three BS6-compliant engine options: two petrol and a diesel 

  • Aura is Hyundai’s upcoming sub-4 metre sedan based on the Grand i10 Nios.
  • Will be a successor to the Hyundai Xcent.
  • AMT will be on offer with both petrol and diesel engines.
  • India launch expected in early 2020, probably in Feb at the Auto Expo. 
  • Expected to be priced in the Rs 6 lakh to Rs 9 lakh bracket.

Hyundai is gearing up to launch the Aura as a successor to the Xcent. The carmaker has now revealed the specs of the upcoming subcompact sedan ahead of its full unveil next month. While the Aura will succeed the Xcent, the latter will remain on sale alongside — just like the Nios and the Grand i10.

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The Hyundai Aura will be powered by three BS6-compliant engines: two petrol and one diesel. These include Hyundai’s naturally aspirated 1.2-litre petrol engine and the 1.2-litre diesel engine, same as the Grand i10 Nios. The second petrol option will be the 1.0-litre turbocharged engine from the Hyundai Venue subcompact SUV.

Engine  Petrol  Petrol  Diesel 
Displacement  1.2 Kappa Dual VTVT 1.0 Turbo GDi 1.2 U2 CRDi
Power  83PS 100PS 75PS
Torque  113Nm 172Nm 190Nm
Transmission  5-speed MT/ AMT 5-speed MT 5-speed MT/AMT
Emission Type  BS6 BS6 BS6

While Hyundai has revealed the engines and transmission options for the Aura, the company is yet to announce the power and torque figures. However, the 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines are already offered with the Nios and would be identical in the sedan.

The 1.0-litre Turbo GDi with a 5-speed manual is an option with the i10 N Line in Europe. In the Venue, this motor churns out 20PS more with an identical torque and is mated to a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT automatic. The 1.0-litre Turbo GDi will also be introduced with the Grand i10 Nios sometime in 2020.

The Aura is expected to go on sale at the Auto Expo 2020. It will be pretty much the Grand i10 Nios with a boot just like other sub-4m sedans. We expect Hyundai to price it between Rs 6 lakh and Rs 9 lakh. Once launched, it will go up against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Aspire, Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor and Volkswagen Ameo.

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