The official presentation of the new affordable Hyundai Aura sedanDecember 19, 2019
South Korean Hyundai Corporation showed in India a new subcompact Aura sedan. The new model, which has become a smaller and cheaper variation of the Solaris bestseller, will be available in the first half of next year.
The first market for a cheap sedan will be India – it will also establish its production, from where, probably, in 2020 the car will be delivered to China and other regions of Southeast Asia.
The assumptions regarding the dimensions were confirmed: the length of the sedan was not expected to exceed 4 meters (3995 mm), and the width and height were 1680 and 1520 mm, respectively, with a distance between the axles of 2450 mm.
Part of the engines, appearance and interior, the novelty inherited from the latest generation Hyundai Grand i10 Nios hatchback. Exceptions to the exterior were its own grille with a different pattern and two LED DRL “boomerangs” (instead of one), as well as original bumpers and horizontal taillights, the lower sections of which were joined by a thin chrome strip.
At the same time, the manufacturer revealed the interior of the new model – the exhibition cars were tightly tinted windows. However, no innovations are expected in the interior: for sure, there will be the same as the Grand i10 Nios, elongated air duct deflectors, a “floating” screen of the infotainment complex and a wireless gadget charging system.
The range of car engines is represented by two engines from the Grand i10 Nios: a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine with a capacity of 83 hp. and a 75-horsepower diesel turbo engine of the same volume. Together with the power units, a 5-speed manual transmission or a robotized AMT works.
In addition to them, the sedan also provides a 75-horsepower methane engine with a volume of 1.2 liters and a 1.0-liter T-GDI gas turbo from a Hyundai Venue cross with a return of 100 hp. This power plant operates with a non-alternative 5-speed manual gearbox.
In India, Hyundai Aura will compete with the Japanese car Honda Amaze, as well as Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire and Tata Tigor. The cost of the new items will be announced closer to the start of sales (most likely, at the beginning of next year), but it is now clear that it will cost significantly cheaper than the older 4-door Hyundai Verna (Solaris), for which Indian dealers are asking for 818,000 rupees.
Also earlier, a new generation of the Hyundai ix25 crossover entered the market. The brand had high hopes for the new product, which in reality did not materialize.
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