Make way for the Hyundai Aura, the all-new subcompact sedan that will replace the Hyundai Xcent in India. This sub-4-meter sedan will share most of its features and components with the recently launched Hyundai Grand i10 Nios.
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Hyundai Aura Sub-Compact Sedan | Highlights
- Hyundai Motors India officially revealed the name of its upcoming Xcent-replacing sub-compact sedan; The Hyundai Aura. While the carmaker hasn’t revealed any details on the cars, we speculate that the Aura will be an extended version of the Grand i10 Nios.
- Speaking at the unveiling event, Hyundai said that the new Aura is a “blend of modernism with comfort, safety, style and technology with convenience and portrays a confident, stylish, yet caring and protective individual’s personality.”
- Hyundai cited that the name “Aura” signifies ‘vibrance of positivity’, and a reflection of the ‘state of being’ of the one driving it.
- Several prototypes of the car have already been spotted on Indian roads. Unlike the previous strategy of creating a premium version of an existing car with a slightly different name, Hyundai has decided to altogether change the name of this upcoming car.
- The Aura will probably be replacing the Xcent. However, the Xcent is likely to stick around as a taxi-only model, similar to what Maruti Suzuki did with then Dzire.
- Analysing the spy pics, the Aura will be slightly upmarket that the i10 Nios with LED projector headlamps with LED DRLs, diamond-cut alloys, a new smart infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and other features.
- The new Aura will most likely be launched with a reworked BS6 compliant 1.2-litre Kappa petrol and the U2 1.2-litre diesel engine. An AMT gearbox might also be offered
- When launched, the Aura sedan will compete with the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Tata Tigor, Ford Aspire