Hyundai Aura Flagged Off For Testing. Here’s What It Looks Like

Published On November 14, 2019 05:24 PM By Dhruv Paliwal for Hyundai at CarDekho.com

While the image shows a test mule covered in camouflage, the similarities to the Grand i10 Nios can still be made out

  • Hyundai has flagged off the Aura test mule from its R&D centre.

  • It will be tested in different weather and geographical conditions.

  • We expect it to be offered with the same 1.2-litre engines as the Nios.

  • Expect it to be priced at a premium of Rs 20,000 to Rs 1 lakh over the Xcent.

Korean carmaker Hyundai has flagged off the Aura from its R&D Centre. For those wondering what the Aurais, it is a sub-4 metre sedan that will eventually succeed the Xcent

Pictured: Grand i10 Nios

In the image released by Hyundai, the Aura can be scene decked in camouflage. However, the overall shape of the sedan, especially the front fascia, does look a lot like the Grand i10 Nios. Both cars are expected to share quite a few design elements just like the Xcent and the Grand i10. The test mule seems to be adorned with all-new 15-inch alloy wheels.

Also Read: Hyundai Xcent To Be Replaced With Grand i10 Nios-based Aura

We expect Hyundai to reveal the Aura at Auto Expo 2020. It is likely to be powered by the same set of 1.2-litre petrol and diesel engines that power the Xcent, albeit in a BS6 compliant state. Both engines are likely to be offered with an AMT option just like the Nios.

Also Read: 2020 Hyundai Xcent Spied Testing Again; To Come With Dual Tone Option

Pictured: Xcent

With Hyundai set to launch the Aura soon, it might be logical for the carmaker to retire the Xcent. However, expect the older sedan to soldier on with lesser variants and powertrain options just like the Grand i10. We also expect Hyundai to continue producing the Xcent for fleet operators. The Aura is likely to be priced at a premium of Rs 20,000 to Rs 1 lakh over the Xcent (Rs 5.81 lakh to Rs 8.75 lakh) considering the fact that it’ll be equipped with BS6 engines and more premium features. When launched, it will go up against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire, Volkswagen Ameo and Tata Tigor.

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