The most recent offering from Korean auto giant Hyundai the Aura with prices starting from Rs. 5.80 lakhs. for some of us, the Hyundai aura might resemble the likes of the next-gen Xcent with both models on sale concurrently. Hyundai seems all set to pitch the all-new compact sedan to all private and commercial buyers as a relegate to the generation-old Xcent.

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Let’s have a look at 5 Important things which might help you make the right decision.

Hyundai Aura: 5 things to know before you buy one
Hyundai Aura: 5 things to know before you buy one

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Based on the Grand i10 Nios

The Hyundai Aura is based on the company’s K1 platform which certainly is the most budget-friendly platform and underpins the likes on the grand i10 Nios.

The aura turns out to be a compact sedan and besides certain differences in details both the models are near identical.

Some of the commonly shared features of its hatchback sibling include its dashboard, control layout and the switch gears.

Smallest BS6 Engine. Yet!

the sub-sedan is offered with 3-engine options with the diesel variant giving out an impressive output for all high mileage users.

The 1.2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine on the Aura is the smallest BS6 compliant engine on sale in India.

The current diesel engine offers a power output of 75hp with 190Nm of maximum torque and comes mated to a 5-speed manual and an optional AMT gearbox.

Small Yet powerful

The all-new Hyundai Aura is also available with under two petrol options. The 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated unit also featured in the Grand i10 Nios and is capable of generating 83hp and 114Nm of torque. However, the aura also gets to feature a much sportier 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbo-petrol unit which comes mated to a standard 5-speed manual gearbox.

Feature Loaded

The all-new Hyundai Aura comes in being sold in amazing trims. all the variants come equipped with dual airbags, rear parking sensors and ABS with EBD. The top-spec variant gets some additional features which include rear AC vents, cooled glove box, height adjust seats, Arkamys sound system, a 5.3-inch digital speedometer and MID, wireless charging, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.

Note:-The top-spec SX(O) on the Hyundai Aura comes with 1.2-litre petrol- and diesel-manual versions. The 1.0 petrol and AMT versions can hold the second front to SX+ trim.

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Aggressive Pricing

Well, coming to the expensive part the initial prices on the Aura ranges from Rs 5.80-9.24 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Which indeed makes the aura a tough competition amongst its rivals including the Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire and the everlasting Maruti Suzuki Dzire. Overall the initial BS6 offering turns out to be an interesting offering among others.

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