Hyundai Aura 2020 Review - Prices, Specs, Variants, Features and Mileage

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By Saurav Kumar - Senior Editor Mar 03 2020 Share this blog

Brought up as a replacement to the Hyundai Xcent, this new compact sedan from Hyundai is meant to take on the segment by storm. Introduced in January this year, the 2020 Hyundai Aura is the car of the new world. It comes with striking design and interior features. The company claims that most of the features in 2020 Aura is a segment first. With the BS6 norms getting into picture Hyundai accepted the challenge and offered multiple engine options with the Aura compact sedan. 

The 2020 Hyundai Aura is offered with three BS6 compliant engine options. The engine includes a 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, 1.2-litre three-cylinder diesel engine, and a three-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, sourced from the Venue compact SUV. Hyundai has offered five trim levels of Aura and goes against some prominent cars like Maruti Dzire, Ford Aspire, and Honda Amaze. 

What will impress You?

  • Loaded with an array of features

  • Good interior fit and finish

  • Storage pockets available across the cabin

What Won’t?

  • Design is unappealing

  • Automatic not available on top trim

What’s new in 2020 Hyundai Aura?

  • All-new model for 2020

2020 Hyundai Aura Variants and Features

.Hyundai Aura comes in 12 variants, distributed within three engine options and two gear options. The variants are: E, S SX, SX Plus, and SX (O). You get the petrol-manual across every trim but in case you need petrol-amt, look nowhere else except the S and SX+ trims. Meanwhile, the S and SX(O) trims are available with manual diesel while the AMT diesel can be availed with S/SX+ variants. Notably, the turbo petrol option is available on;ly with the SX+ variant. 







Price –1.2 Kappa  Petrol (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

Rs. 5,79,900

Rs. 6,55,900

Rs. 7,29,900

Rs. 8,04,800

Rs. 7,85,900

Key Features

Features In Addition To E Variant

Features In Addition To S Variant

Features In Addition To SX Variant

Features In Addition To SX+ Variant

Satin silver surround on radiator grille

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)

Chrome outside door handles

Glossy Black Surround Radiator Grille (Turbo Only)

Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel

14-inch steel wheels

15-Inch Steel Wheels

15-inch diamond cut alloy wheels

All Black Interiors with Red Inserts (Turbo Only)

Leather Wrapped Gear Knob

Body Coloured Bumpers

Body Coloured Wing Mirrors

Front Passenger Seat Back Pocket

Patterned Crashpad (Turbo Only)

Cruise Control

Rear Chrome Garnish

Rear Armrest with Cupholders

Multi Information Display (MID)

Dark Grey Finish On Door Handles

Front and rear door map pockets

Bluetooth and USB connectivity

8-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment System

Wireless Phone Charger

Adjustable rear seat headrests

Driver Seat Height Adjuster

Chrome Outside Door Handles

Manual AC with Heater

Rear Defogger

Apple CarPlay/ Android Auto

Internally Adjustable Wing Mirrors

Day and night Inside Rear View Mirror (iRVM)

Arkamys Premium Sound System

Electric Power Steering

Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

Voice Recognition

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The base E has nothing more to offer in terms of premium features and this can be skipped. If you are on a strict budget then the S variant can fall under your expectations. You may add a touchscreen and alloy wheels to this trim. Also, if you stretch your budget further, you can go for the SX+/SX(O) variant.

2020 Hyundai Aura Engine and Performance

Hyundai offers three engine options with the 2020 Aura compact Sedan: a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.2-litre diesel and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol. The carmaker is also offering a bi-fuel (petrol-CNG) variant as well. Both the 1.2-litre engines come paired with a 5-speed AMT, whereas a 5-speed manual is standard across the whole lineup. Unfortunately, there is no CNG-automatic combination on offer right now. 


Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Ford Aspire

Ex-Showroom Price, Delhi

5.79- 9.22 lakh

5.93-9.66 lakh

5.82-9.52 lakh

5.55-8.49 lakh

Engine (Petrol)

1.2-litre Kappa petrol engine

1.2-litre iVTEC four-cylinder

1.2-litre K12B VVT four-cylinder

1.2-litre Dragon three-cylinder

Power (bhp)

83 @ 6000rpm

89 @ 6000rpm

82 @ 6000rpm

95 @ 6500rpm

Torque (nm) 

11.6 @4000rpm

90 @3500rpm

113 @ 4200rpm

120 @ 4250rpm


5-speed Manual/ Smart Auto AMT

5-Speed Manual/CVT

5-Speed Manual/5-Speed AMT

5-Speed Manual

Engine (Diesel)

1.2 U2 CRDi Diesel

1.5-litre iDtec four-cylinder

1.3-litre DDiS 190 four-cylinder

1.5-litre TDCi four-cylinder

Power (bhp)

75 @ 4000rpm

99 @ 3600rpm

74 @ 4000rpm

99 @ 3750rpm

Torque (bhp)

19.4 @ 1750-2250 rpm

200 @ 1750

190 @ 2000rpm

215 @ 1750rpm


5-Speed Manual/ Smart Auto AMT

5-Speed Manual/CVT

5-Speed Manual/5-Speed AMT

5-Speed Manual


The Aura diesel comes with a BS6 compliant 1.2-litre diesel engine that develops 75PS of power and 190Nm of torque. These power and torque figures look good but fall short compared to the Dzire’s 1-5-litre unit. 


Driving at low speed is hassle-free as the BS6 power train is refined and responsive than the earlier engines. As the gear is long, you won’t have to shift gears in the city while travelling. The power output in the mid-range is good until you exceed 4000rpm. On highways, the clutch and gear work smoothly in both the petrol and diesel variants. 


Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Ford Aspire

Engine (Petrol)

1.2-litre Kappa 

1.2-litre iVtec four-cylinder

1.2-litre K12B VVT four-cylinder

1.2-litre Dragon three-cylinder


5-Speed Manual

5-Speed Manual

5-Speed Manual

5-Speed Manual

0-100 kmph (seconds)





Engine (Diesel)

1.2-litre U2 CRDi three-cylinder

1.5-litre iDtec four-cylinder

1.3-litre DDiS 190 four-cylinder

1.5-litre TDCi four-cylinder


5-Speed Manual

5-Speed Manual

5-Speed Manual

5-Speed Manual

0-100 kmph (seconds)






Ride and Handling

Being a Compact Sedan, the Hyundai Aura is easy to drive across the city. The car’s size is just perfect for drivers. The Sedan is practical for daily commuting scenarios. The steering is responsive and the engine is quite refined this time. Hopefully, Hyundai is working on improving their engine very aggressively. The car is fun to drive around corners and the midrange feedback is good. However, the long gear restricts the car from getting pulled instantly. Now, we understand why the carmaker didn’t offer sixth gear. 


With the disc and drum brake in the rear, the braking is smooth with Aura. The 175/60 R15 tyres offer good grip and makes the drive absorbent. There is some stiffness in the suspension setup and that is the reason some bumps can be felt inside the cabin. The brake pedal is progressive and works smoothly in emergency situations.


Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Ford Aspire

Front Brakes





Rear Brakes





Kerb Weight (kg)






Fuel Economy

The Hyundai Aura returns a mileage of 20.5 kmpl which is tad lesser than the Maruti Dzire, Honda Amaze, and Ford Aspire. Also, the Aura AMT delivers less mileage than the Dzire AMT, but beats Honda Amaze CVT. 


Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Ford Aspire

Mileage (Petrol/Diesel, kmpl)





Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)





Range (Petrol/Diesel, kms)





2020 Hyundai Aura Exterior

Believe it or not, the Hyundai Aura’s front fascia resembles that of the Grand i10 Nios, but definitely there are some major design elements that make the Aura different. The cascading grille is smaller on the Aura and comes with a satin grey treatment. In the turbo-petrol trim, the grille gets a black surround, which makes it look appealing. The grille also houses LED DRLs alongside the sweptback halogen projector headlamps. Also, the bonnet aggressively looks carried away from the Nios. 


Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Ford Aspire






Width (mm)





Height (mm)





Ground clearance (mm)





Wheelbase (mm)





All the cars in this Sub-4 metre segment have an identical length. Aura looks somehow narrower than the Dzire, Amaze and Aspire. Honda Amaze gets better ground clearance with 170mm to offer which is 7mm better than its nearest rival, the Dzire. The company has not revealed the official ground clearance of the Aura yet. Being a replacement for Xcent, the Hyundai Aura’s 2450mm long wheelbase is 25mm longer than Xcent, which helps it make more room inside. The rear part won’t satisfy most people and things didn’t go well here. Although, the LED tail-lights try to give a good appeal. 

Exterior Features:

  • Premium Satin Silver Radiator Grille Surround

  • Projector headlamps

  • LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs)

  • Stylish Z Shaped LED Taillamps

  • R14 Full Wheel Cover

  • R15 Diamond Cut alloy wheels

  • Body coloured bumpers

  • Chrome outside door handles

  • Shark Fin Roof Antenna

  • B-Pillar Blackout

  • Rear Chrome Garnish

  • Turn Indicators on outside mirrors

2020 Hyundai Aura Interior

Just like the exterior, Hyundai Aura’s cabin resembles Nios in most of the cases. The only differentiating factor is the dashboard and glove box, which gets satin bronze finish. The turbo-petrol trim gets all-black interior theme along with red inserts. The seats too are finished in black with red stitching. Overall, the seats are comfortable and offer good back support. 

Placed at the centre of the dual-tone dashboard is a large 8.0-inch touchscreen. The touchscreen is responsive and user-friendly. Hyundai’s iblue system allows you to connect your smartphone and control the music. The high-quality materials used inside the cabin makes it look premium and impressive as well. 


Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Ford Aspire

Seating Capacity






The front seats are beautifully stitched and comfortable but lacks adjustable headrests like that we see on the Dzire. The rear is roomier than Xcent and offers good under-thigh support but the legroom is limited. The headroom is big enough to accommodate tall passengers easily. The doors get small pockets for keeping bottles and essentials. However, a fixed middle headrest is missing as seen on the Xcent. In the middle, we get a bottle holder. 

Interior Features

  • Satin bronze honeycomb finish on dashboard

  • Silver door handles

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob

  • Cruise control

  • Wireless phone charger

  • Adjustable rear headrests

  • Front and rear room lamps

  • Low fuel lamp

  • Dot matrix MID

  • Door and tailgate ajar

  • Front and rear door map pocket

Infotainment System

The 8-inch infotainment touchscreen comes with a smartphone connectivity option. The touchscreen holds a user-friendly interface. It offers several features like wireless charging for mobile phones, rear-view monitor, and two USB charging ports. The rear camera can be switched on when travelling in the upward direction. 

Boot Capacity

In the compact sedan category, offering 402 litres of boot space is quite decent. However, the Hyundai Aura lags behind Honda Amaze that offers 420 litres of boot space. Space is not a problem with Aura’s cabin as the carmaker has offered several small storage pockets well placed throughout the car. 


Hyundai Aura

Honda Amaze

Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Ford Aspire

Boot Capacity (litres)





The Amaze has the best in class boot capacity and outshines the competition by a good margin. Comparatively, Honda’s boot space is 18 litres more than the Aura,  42 litres more than the Dzire and 61 litres more than Aspire. 

2020 Hyundai Aura Safety Ratings and Reliability

Hyundai has added standard safety features across Aura variants. Choose any trim and you get  ABS with EBD, dual airbags, and ISOFIX child mounts as standard. Excluding the base E trim, all the trims feature Impact-sensing door unlock and speed-sensing door lock. Also, the car is yet to go through safety tests conducted by Global NCAP. 

Safety Features:

  • Immobilizer

  • Emergency Stop Signal

  • Central Locking

  • Rear Defogger

  • Parking Assist

  • Driver and Passenger Airbags

  • ABS with EBD

  • Driver and Passenger SeatBelt Reminder

  • Speed Alert System


  • Headlamp Escort Function

  • Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

  • Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

2020 Hyundai Aura Head-to-Head Competition Check

Hyundai Aura VS Honda Amaze

Honda Amaze looks more rounded car with sharp edges and handsome styling. The Amaze is also rich in features and offers a segment-first diesel-CVT option. However, the diesel option is not such a performer but the cabin remains attractive.  The Amaze offers better boot space and ambience inside its cabin. Meanwhile, the Aura offers some segment-first features in order to make a breakthrough in the Indian market. 

Hyundai Aura VS Maruti Suzuki Dzire

Maruti Suzuki Dzire is one of the most loved and top-selling cars in the market. The Dzire is offered with lots of value-added features and engine options. Also, Maruti has a proven service network across the country. So, the Dzire buyers don't have to waste time in searching for better service. Meanwhile, Hyundai has played a game by bringing Aura with some segment first features, adding weight to the competition. Some buyers won’t be satisfied by Aura’s looks but the features inside the car really make it worthy. 

Hyundai Aura VS  Ford Aspire

Alongside the petrol and diesel versions, both these cars are offered in CNG option as well. Ford Aspire is one of the affordable cars in the segment that you can buy. The car comes with Ford’s reliability after-sales service. Also, Ford has always focused on developing safe cars and thankfully, the Aspire gets six airbags. However, in terms of various features on offer, the Hyundai Aura is much more modern than the dated Ford Aspire. 

Final Verdict

Designed for a specific crowd who want something different, the Hyundai Aura is here to take on Maruti Dzire. The new Aura is loaded with lots of features that are segment first. The carmaker had brought this BS6 version quite early when most of the competitors are planning to do the same in the coming month. Surprisingly, the BS6 power mill is refined and offers good performance. The best thing that works for Aura is that it is available in AMT 1.2 petrol and diesel options. Meanwhile, the Dzire and Tigor won’t offer diesel option post-April 2020. 

Priced aggressively at INR 5.80 Lakh, the Hyundai Aura offers bundles package in comparison to its rivals. With such offering at this moment, the 2020 Aura seems to grab a good portion of share in the Compact Sedan segment.