The 2020 Hyundai Aura will launch sometime in the first quarter of 2020. Hyundai will most likely showcase and launch the car at the 2020 Auto Expo.
The 2020 Hyundai Aura sub-compact sedan could cost between Rs. 5.5 lakh and Rs. 7.6 lakh for the 1.2-litre normal petrol range with manual transmission. The AMT automatic option could carry a price tag that’s about Rs. 50 - 60,000 higher than the comparable variants. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine could be offered in higher variants with a price tag that’s about Rs. 80,000 higher than the equivalent trim with a 1.2-litre normal petrol engine. The top variant of the Hyundai Aura with the turbo petrol engine could cost Rs. 8.4 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The diesel range could start at Rs. 6.6 - 6.7 lakh, carrying a premium of Rs. 1.1 lakh over the 1.2-litre normal petrol engine variants. The top variant with the diesel engine and a manual transmission could carry a price tag of Rs. 8.6 lakh.
The Hyundai Aura is expected to be available in 4 variants - E, S, SX and SX (O). The turbo model could also carry a new nomenclature for better differentiation.
The Hyundai Aura will get the same engine 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines as the Grand i10 Nios. Additionally, it’ll also get a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, which is currently available in the Venue. All engines will come with a 5-speed manual transmission. The normal petrol and turbo diesel engine will also get an AMT automatic.
The 1.2-litre normal petrol in the Aura makes 83PS of power at 6000rpm and 114Nm of torque at 4000rpm. The 1.2-litre turbo diesel engine will make 75PS of power at 4000rpm and 190Nm of torque between 1750 and 2250rpm. The turbo petrol engine will make considerably less power than the Venue. It’s rated to deliver 100PS of power and 172Nm of torque. In the Venue, this engine makes more power and comes with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The 2020 Hyundai Aura will almost certainly carry the features of its hatchback sibling, the Grand i10 Nios. So, we can expect it to get projector headlamps and fog lamps, LED DRLs, 8-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, steering-mounted controls, electrically-adjustable and foldable outside mirrors, keyless entry with push-button start/stop, reverse parking sensors, rear-view camera, auto AC with rear vents, cooled glovebox, MID, wireless phone charging, etc.
The safety equipment will include 2 front airbags, ABS and rear defogger. Additionally, there could be a rear armrest as well. The sporty turbo petrol variant could also get a front armrest and cruise control (the Honda Amaze also has cruise control).
The Aura is not likely to get LED headlights.
The Hyundai Aura is based on the Grand i20 Nios.
The Hyundai Aura will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and Tata Tigor. The Xcent is also likely to continue to be on sale even after the launch of the Aura.
The turbo petrol variants will compete with the Tata Tigor JTP and attempt to attract buyers who are looking for a car with, both, a fun-to-drive soul and practicality.
The Hyundai Aura could launch during or around 2020 Auto Expo.