Hyundai Aura Facelift Unveiled
Hyundai has formally unveiled the updated 2023 Aura sedan. After debuting in January 2020, this is the Aura’s first mid-life upgrade, which adds new technology and security features along with a revamped front fascia. The Aura is now available for reservation from Hyundai for a nominal fee of Rs 11,000, and it will also be on display at the upcoming Auto Expo 2023. The Grand i10 Nios hatchback has also received a facelift from Hyundai.
The tiny sedan’s two-part grille and more upright nose are the greatest changes to the Aura facelift’s front-end styling. The Hyundai emblem is located in a narrow area between the grille and bonnet, while the lower piece of the bumper almost completely fills its height and width. This gives it the appearance of being broader than it actually is, and it has a brand-new hexagonal pattern with a black finish.
While the fog lamps have been left out of the facelifted model, there are new inverted L-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps located at the margins of the bumper. Additionally, the front bumper’s chin is much sharper than previously.
But nothing about the sedan’s profile has changed; even the alloy wheels are the same. The taillights, the chrome trim that connects them, and even the bumper are all the same in the back, so there are no significant changes there either. A boot-lid spoiler, which was formerly an option but is now standard on all trims except the base, is what’s new. Additionally, a new Starry Night colour option is added.
The interior of the cabin is the same, but it now has new seat upholstery, a steering wheel that is coated in leather, and new lighting for the footwell region. While the Aura facelift keeps the wireless charger, rear AC vents, automated climate control, and 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, it now gains new Type-C charging outlets and a new 3.5-inch digital display in the instrument panel.
Four airbags, ABS, and EBD are now included as standard safety features, while six airbags, ESC, and hill assist control are available extras. A day/night rearview mirror, automated headlamps, ISOFIX anchorages, central locking, and keyless entry are additional choices.
The 1.2-litre petrol engine that produces 83 horsepower and 113.8 pound-feet of torque will remain in the facelifted Aura, and it will be paired with either a 5-speed manual or an AMT transmission. The 1.2-litre petrol engine, which produces 69 horsepower and 95.2 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, also receives a factory-installed CNG kit. The 100-horsepower, 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that was available on the model before the facelift is currently absent from the facelift.
The facelifted Hyundai Aura will compete in the market against models like the Tata Tigor (Rs 6.10 lakh-8.84 lakh), the Honda Amaze petrol (Rs 6.89 lakh-9.48 lakh), and the Maruti Suzuki Dzire (Rs 6.24 lakh-9.18 lakh), with a projected price range of Rs 6.5 lakh-9.5 lakh. (All prices ex-Indian showroom).
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