Hyundai Aura facelift revealed; bookings open

    The Aura facelift is only available with a 1.2-litre engine in petrol or CNG spec; 1.0-litre turbo-petrol discontinued.

    Published On Jan 09, 2023 06:33:00 PM

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    Hyundai has officially taken the wraps off the 2023 Aura facelift sedan. This is the first mid-life update of the Aura – after its introduction in January 2020 – and gets a revised front fascia along with new tech and safety features. Hyundai has opened bookings for the Aura for a token amount of Rs 11,000, and it will also be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo 2023. Additionally, Hyundai has also revealed a facelift for the Grand i10 Nios hatchback.

    1. Aura facelift gets a revised front fascia with a new bumper
    2. Interior gets more convenience features and safety updates
    3. Remains mechanically unchanged to pre-facelift model

    Hyundai Aura facelift: exterior design

    The biggest update to the Aura facelift is to its front-end design, with the compact sedan getting a more upright nose and a two-part grille. There’s a slim portion, between the grille and bonnet, which houses the Hyundai logo, while the lower section spans almost the entire height and width of the bumper. This gives it a wider look than it actually is, and features a new hexagonal pattern finished in black.

    There’s also a new inverted L-shaped LED Daytime Running Lamps housed at the edges of the bumper, although the fog lamps have been given a miss on the facelifted model. The chin on the front bumper is also a lot sharper than before.

    There are, however, no changes in profile of the sedan; even the alloy wheels remain identical. There are also no major changes at the rear – the tail-lamps, the chrome trim connecting them and even the bumper remain the same. What’s new is a boot-lid spoiler that was previously offered as an accessory, but is now offered as standard in all except the base trim. It also gets a new Starry Night colour option.

    Hyundai Aura facelift: interior and features

    On the inside, the cabin layout remains the same, but now, it features new upholstery for the seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and new lighting for the footwell area. While the Aura facelift retains the 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rear AC vents, automatic climate control and a wireless charger, it also gets additional tech features, including new Type-C charging ports, and a new 3.5-inch digital display in the instrument cluster.

    It now gets four airbags, ABS and EBD as standard, while six airbags, ESC and hill assist control are optional safety features. It also gets central locking and keyless entry, automatic headlamps, ISOFIX anchorages and a day/night rear view mirror as options.

    Hyundai Aura facelift: powertrain options

    The facelifted Aura will continue with the same 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns out 83hp and 113.8Nm, and is mated to a 5-speed manual or an AMT gearbox. Additionally, it also gets a factory-fitted CNG kit in the 1.2-litre petrol engine, which develops 69hp and 95.2Nm of torque that comes coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. However, the facelift does not get the 100hp, 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine that was offered on the pre-facelift model, for now.

    2023 Hyundai Grand i10 Nios facelift: rivals

    With an expected price range of Rs 6.5 lakh-9.5 lakh, the facelifted Aura will take on the likes of 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) in the market. (all prices ex-showroom, India)

    Also See:

    Hyundai Ioniq 5 launch on January 11; Ioniq 6, Nexo to be shown at Auto Expo 2023

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