The Hyundai Aura: Setting New Standards For Compact Sedans

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Hyundai Aura shines above the rest with its top notch features and technologies, a fuel-efficient powertrain and an alluring design

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) introduced the Aura compact sedan in early 2020 and it has been well-received by customers. It has proven to be a benchmark product in the compact sedan featuring an impactful design, a long list of features, and appreciable levels of overall performance with good fuel economy, reliability and above all, top-notch practicality.

The compact sedan, currently priced between Rs. 6.33 lakh and Rs. 8.90 lakh (ex-showroom), comes with the best-in-class road presence, highlighted by a black finished front grille, newly integrated LED Daytime Running Lights with a sporty bumper design, and stylish looking 15-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels adding to the cool quotient. Notably, the Aura also showcases chrome-finished outer door handles, pronounced wraparound tail lamps, a rear chrome garnish, and a wing spoiler elegantly mounted on the bootlid.

Inside the cabin, a fresh seat fabric design incorporating Aura branding takes centre stage and for passengers as well as the driver, the space provided is highly appreciable and the airy view adds to its practicality as it can be driven on long stretches. The comfort factor is another reason why the Hyundai Aura shines above its competition with ease.

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The glossy black inserts in the 2023 Hyundai Aura contribute to the contemporary appeal, and the cabin further boasts a leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob. Chrome accents grace the gear knob and parking lever tip while a subtle touch of metal finish adorns the inner door handles – further complementing its overall premium appeal.

Elevating its tech quotient, the 2023 Hyundai Aura introduces a suite of advanced features. Noteworthy inclusions are a wireless charger, a new 3.5-inch cluster featuring a MID, a Type-C USB fast charger, and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system seamlessly compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additional conveniences comprise footwell lighting, voice recognition technology, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, electrically adjustable and foldable ORVMs, along with a smart key incorporating push-button start/stop functionality.

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Just like every other Hyundai vehicle, the Aura compact sedan is loaded with modern features and technologies making it a value-for-money proposition in every way possible and a wide range of exterior shades are available too. The Aura range now encompasses six single-tone colour choices: Polar White, Titan Grey, Typhoon Silver, Teal Blue, Fiery Red, and the all-new Starry Night.

Under the hood, the established 1.2L four-cylinder petrol engine retains its place, now compliant with RDE standards and E20 fuel compatibility. Transmission options encompass a five-speed manual and an AMT, while the CNG variant exclusively features a five-speed MT. The intuitive braking capabilities and enjoyable cornering abilities are other main highlights of the sub-four-metre sedan.

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The petrol engine has been tried and tested and it offers reliability while being capable of munching miles without hesitation. In addition, the good fuel efficiency being offered complements the style and substance. The Aura has a bootspace capacity of well over 400 litres and the ground clearance is good enough to tackle almost every road surface you are being thrown at.

Safety features remain paramount in the 2023 Hyundai Aura, offering an impressive array of over 30 safety elements, some of which are firsts in the category. Notably, the sedan comes standard with four airbags (driver, passenger, and side), with an option to upgrade to six. ESC (Electronic Stability Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), and Hill Start Assist Control (HAC) come standard in the AMT variant with VSM and HAC available as add-ons in the manual version. The presence of a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, further bolsters safety.

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The 2023 Hyundai Aura facelift emerges as a comprehensive package of enhancements, well crafted design, interior comfort, tech features, performance, and safety. These updates contribute to its enhanced appeal in the highly competitive compact sedan segment.