2023 Hyundai Aura facelift offers fresh look, enhanced safety
Hyundai has launched a mid-cycle facelift to Aura at a starting price of Rs 6.30 lakh and going up to Rs 8.88 lakh (both ex-showroom).
The sub-compact sedan now dons an updated exterior styling to go with additional features and safety equipment. Bookings for the new Aura opened earlier this month for a token amount of Rs 11,000.
In its latest avatar, Aura gets a refreshed exterior styling with a redesigned front fascia. It gets a more upright nose featuring a new low-positioned, two-part grille with a 3D mesh pattern integrated onto the front bumper. The reprofiled front bumper houses new inverted L-shaped LED DRLs at the edges.
Visuals in the side profile and rear end remain identical to the pre-facelift model, including the same 15-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, a boot-lid mounted spoiler, and C-shaped LED taillamps. The sedan is available in six monotone colour options, including Fiery Red, Aqua Teal, Titan Grey, Typhoon Silver, Polar White, and the newly added Starry Night.
Features on offer
The layout inside the cabin of the facelifted Aura remains the same with a similar dual-tone theme. However, it gains a new light grey seat upholstery, new lighting for the footwell area, and a revised instrument cluster with a 3.5-inch multi-information display (MID).
Other features offered in the equipment include automatic headlamps, wireless phone charging, automatic headlamps, push-button start-stop, keyless entry, an eight-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, voice recognition, electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear defogger, and cruise control.
Hyundai is offering Aura with four airbags as standard whereas the top-spec SX (O) trim is equipped with six airbags. It also comes equipped with electronic safety control, vehicle safety management, hill start assist control, reverse parking camera, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Under the hood, Aura retains the same 1.2-litre Kappa naturally aspirated petrol engine that churns out 82 bhp and 114 Nm of peak torque. This motor is mated to either a five-speed manual gearbox or an AMT unit. The same mill is also offered in a CNG guise that kicks out 68 bhp and 95 Nm of torque and is exclusively paired with the five-speed manual gearbox.
The AMT gearbox is also limited to the S variant only. The Korean carmaker has removed the 1.0-litre GDi turbocharged petrol engine from the Aura lineup owing to its poor demand. Aura continues to rival sub-4 metre sedans like Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Tata Tigor, and Honda Amaze.
(Images courtesy: Hyundai)
Edited by Teja Lele