Hyundai is preparing a new compact sedan Aura

Hyundai is preparing a new compact sedan Aura

November 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

India will become the main market for the compact four-door Hyundai model, and production will be established there.

The new sedan, which will debut shortly, is the successor to the budget Xcent. The compact Hyundai Xcent sedan, manufactured in India since 2014, is built on the basis of the Hyundai Grand i10 hatchback – an extended version of the global i10 model.

The sedan received the name Aura, meaning that it is a great model from the Xcent and Grand i10. The South Korean company has published the only teaser video showing a nameplate with a new name. However, the model was repeatedly caught during tests.

The front of the Aura was designed in the style of the Grand i10 Nios, with the recognizable LED “boomerangs” of DRL. The back is more original and differs in angular lanterns with additional luminous sections below. The rear license plate has been moved from the boot lid to the bumper.

The interior of Aura will probably borrow from the Grand i10 Nios, which means that elongated air deflectors will appear in the cabin, and the display of the multimedia system will be visually integrated with the dashboard, and wireless charging for the smartphone will appear.

It is expected that the 1.2 Kappa gasoline engine with 83 hp. and a three-cylinder turbo diesel U2 CRDi of the same volume at 75 hp get a new product from the Grand i10 and Grand i10 Nios. Both power plants are combined with a manual gearbox, and the gasoline version with a robotic transmission with a single clutch.

To maintain high customer demand, which are used by similar models in the local market, Hyundai is unlikely to greatly increase the cost of Aura. For comparison, Hyundai Xcent in India costs from 581,000 to 879,000 rupees, while the new Grand i10 Nios hatchback is offered for 500,000 – 799,500 rupees