Hyundai has introduced the Aura facelift in India, with beginning costs for the base petrol E variant starting at Rs 6.29 lakh and going up to Rs 8.87 lakh for the CNG SX variant. Earlier this month, the Korean manufacturer opened reservations for the redesigned Aura for a pittance of Rs 11,000 each. Additionally, Hyundai recently debuted the Grand i10 Nios.
- A New Starry Night color choice is included in the Aura makeover.
- more technological and security features
- keep its mechanical integrity
According to Hyundai Motor India Ltd., “We have tried to deliver a product of the highest caliber for contemporary Indian families that would provide safety unlike anything else in history.” As a business that prioritizes its customers, we constantly strive to push the envelope and make sure that our products are the best in their field. The new Hyundai AURA raises the bar even higher by adding significant experiences to the smart mobility lives of our most devoted customers.
The whole price list for the 2023 Hyundai Aura facelift may be seen below:
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Exterior and interior highlights of the redesigned Hyundai Aura
The Aura has had a revamp and now has a new front end with a more upright nose and a two-part grille. The little car now lacks fog lights but gets new LED DRLs in the shape of an inverted L that are located at the margins of the bumper. However, it retains the same design as the 15-inch alloy wheels and LED taillights and does not undergo any alterations to the sides or the back. With the exception of the base trim, the Aura has also received a redesign.
According to the brand, the tiny sedan has more than 30 safety features and offers numerous first- and best-in-segment features. The five-seater is standard with four airbags (the driver, passenger, and side airbags), with an additional six airbags available. It receives a new black front grille that is mounted on the modified bumper on the outside.
15-inch alloy wheels with diamond-cut designs, chromed outer door handles, a chrome garnish on the back and a rear wing spoiler are additional highlights. It retains its original dimensions of 3,995 mm long, 1,680 mm wide, 1,520 mm tall, and 2,450 mm in wheelbase length. The interior features new seat fabric with Aura branding, glossy black inserts, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, a gear knob finished in chrome, a parking lever tip, and metal finishes on the inner door handle.
Hyundai’s small car now comes in a new color, Starry Night, taking the place of the previous model’s Vintage Brown choice. The cabin’s interior is the same, but new seat upholstery, improved footwell lighting, and an updated instrument panel have been added.
Updated powertrain information for the Hyundai Aura
No mechanical modifications have been made to the Aura facelift’s 1.2-liter engine, which remains the same. A 5-speed manual or an AMT transmission is paired with this engine, which produces 83 horsepower and 114 Nm of torque. The Aura’s 1.2-liter petrol engine, which produces 69 horsepower and 95 Nm of torque and is only available with a 5-speed manual transmission, is also available with a factory-fitted CNG kit from Hyundai.
Right now, every powertrain is prepared for E20 fuel and RDE compliance. The 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine that produced 100 hp and 172 Nm of torque are no longer offered in the facelifted compact sedan, though.
Facelift for the Hyundai Aura: options and features
The updated Aura comes in five trim levels: E, S, SX, SX(O), and SX+. Compared to the previous model, it now has a tonne of new convenience and safety features. The better variations, however, come with six airbags, ESC, ISOFIX anchorages, hill-hold assist, and automated headlights. ABS, EBD, and four airbags are now included as standard.
Other new features included with the 2023 Hyundai Aura include a new 3.5-inch cluster with MID, a Type C USB fast charger, and footwell illumination. Along with these features, it has a wireless phone charger, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, speech recognition, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, a smart key with a push-button start/stop, etc.
The Aura facelift has four trim levels: E, S, SX, SX+, and SX (O). Only the SX+ trim level will be compatible with Smart Auto AMT. Each S and SX grade will provide a CNG alternative. The guarantee that comes with the Aura facelift is better than some of its competitors.
The standard warranty for the Aura facelift is 3 years and 1 lakh kilometers, as opposed to the Maruti Dzire’s 2 years and 40,000 kilometers.
It is still to be seen whether the new features included in the Aura facelift will increase sales. The car’s updated appearance, interior design, and enhanced safety feature The Aura facelift has the potential to give it a competitive edge over other models in the entry-level sedan segment, even though topping the Maruti Dzire seems unlikely.
Hyundai Aura facelift: competitors
The redesigned Aura competes in the market against other small sedans, including the Tata Tigor (Rs 6.10 lakh–8.84 lakh), the Honda Amaze (Rs 6.89 lakh–9.48 lakh), and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire (Rs 6.24 lakh–9.18 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi).