Hyundai has revealed the name of their upcoming compact-sedan which will be based on the Grand i10 Nios. This sub-4 metre sedan will be called the Aura, a departure from the Xcent branding. Since Xcent has now slowly moved to the commercial market, a new branding for the upcoming sedan is a good idea to give it a unique identity. The Hyundai Aura has been spotted testing multiple times and is expected to make a debut in the coming weeks. The Hyundai Aura will rival the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Ford Aspira, Honda Amaze and Tata Tigor.
Hyundai’s reason for naming the new sedan as Aura is so that the car has a vibrance of positivity and the spirit to go the distance. The car is being positioned towards the young aspirational car buyers with the zeal to go beyond limits. Hyundai claims that the Aura will be superior to competition, and will offer more equipment just like the Grand i10 Nios. The Hyundai Aura compact-sedan will be modern, comfortable, stylish and technologically advanced. In the Hyundai Aura compact-sedan, we expect features such as LED DRLs, projector headlamps, front and rear fog lamps, automatic climate control, touchscreen infotainment, premium fabric upholstery, wireless charging, driver armrest, electric adjustment and folding for ORVMs, etc.
The Hyundai Aura will be launched with BS6 compliant engines from the day of launch. Expect the 1.2L kappa petrol and 1.2L U2 CRDi diesel engines along with AMT gearbox options on both to be on offer. Fuel efficiency will be close to 20 kmpl.
The Hyundai Aura will cater to the passenger car market while the old Hyundai Xcent will be available for fleet owners / taxi market.
Hyundai will position the Aura compact-sedan at a premium of minimum INR 75,000 – 1,00,000 over the Grand i10 Nios. Expect more details to be revealed soon.