Hyundai India has launched the Xcent replacement, merely five years after its launch. The Hyundai Aura sedan price in India starts from Rs 5.79 lakh, going up to Rs 9.22 lakh, ex-showroom. Hyundai have priced the Aura sedan really well. It undercuts the segment-leader, Maruti Dzire, by a good Rs 4,000. Bookings have started while end of February, you will get delivery of your Aura sedan.
That’s good! What all features do I get in the Hyundai Aura sedan?
The honeycomb mesh grille of the Hyundai Aura sedan is flanked by the boomerang-shaped LED DRLs and the swept back headlamps. The bumper gets vertical slots for the fog lamps. Moving towards the profile, the shoulder line keeps rising towards the bootlid making it almost look like a notchback. The contoured arches, raked pillars and stylish 15-inch alloys complete the profile while the tail is embellished by the brave Z- tail lamps.
Taking the Xcent’s well-laid out cabin further, the Aura will also get the beige interior with an 8-inch touchscreen display in the centre console, wireless charging, smartphone tray and the climate control system. USB charging in the front should be standard along with the 12V socket while the bells and whistles will be added as you go higher up the trims. The top-spec will get an Arkamys audio setup, rear armrest with cup holders, auto-folding mirrors et al. The instrument cluster will be a 5.3-inch screen with the Multi-function display reading out all the essentials.
As far as engines are concerned, there are three and all are BS-VI compliant. The 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol produces 83PS of power and 114Nm. The 1.2-litre diesel, the first BS-VI compliant unit in its segment, makes 75PS/190Nm. As for the third engine, it is for the enthusiasts and borrowed from the Venue. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol makes 100PS/174Nm while it’s claimed efficiency is 20.5kmpl. Speaking of efficiency, the NA petrol claims 20.5kmpl in manual and 20.1kmpl in AMT while the diesel gives 25.35kmpl and 25.40kmpl respectively. A 5-speed manual is common to all the engines whereas an AMT is optional on the 1.2 twins.
A floating warranty is being offered by the company and the Hyundai Aura sedan will compete with the Honda Amaze, Maruti Dzire and Ford Aspire.