Hyundai Aura: Hyundai’s cute sedan
As the title implies, the all-new Hyundai Aura, just like the Honda Brio Amaze and the Suzuki Swift Dzire, is smaller than most subcompacts and it seems like one of those cars that are halfway between a sedan and a hatchback.
We say this because the Aura shares the same platform with the Hyundai i10, the company’s current reigning small cute subcompact. Scratch that. It just might be the case that the Aura is indeed the sedan version of the i10. It might not handle like the Hyundai i10 though. In fact, the Aura might be better.
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Hyundai Aura: Changes from the i10
According to Hyundai themselves, the all-new Hyundai Aura will provide the “best-in-class ride and handling.” This is because they gave it a better power steering motor, a better suspension that’s more rigid but enough to give a comfortable ride, and of course, its 1.0-liter turbo GDi gasoline engine makes a sprightly 97 horsepower and 172 NM of torque which is pretty decent for its size.
We highly doubt though that the 1.2-liter Ecotorq will ever reach us here in the Philippines. The 1.2-liter MPI gasoline, however, might get a chance.
The rear end of the Aura helps complete its compact yet sleek look
From what our sources have reported, all of these will have a standard 5-speed manual gearbox available as an option while the 1.2-liter MPI will have an automatic tranny option.
Hyundai Aura: What we know of its interior
While the interior of the Hyundai Aura is yet to be revealed, we do know that it’ll come with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and maybe even wireless phone charging.
We really hope the Hyundai Aura gets released here in the Philippines
For now, the Hyundai Aura is meant for the Indian market. We wouldn’t be surprised however if Hyundai Philippines will decide to bring in this new cute subcompact into the country to compete against the two other cute subcompacts currently available here in the Philippines right now.
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Know more about Hyundai
In the local market, Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc., under the leadership of Lee Dong-Wook now sells Hyundai models locally as of 2022.
The brand’s lineup consists of the new crossovers which includes the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Creta. Under the MPV category, the Korean marque then has the new Staria model. The most affordable model in the local Hyundai lineup is the Creta's GL variant, which is priced at Php 998,000. The most expensive meanwhile is the Santa Fe, which retails at Php 2,420,000.
Of note, Philkotse makes sure to update its Hyundai car price list as needed. It also provides an up-to-date list of car promos for the said brand, as well as a list of Hyundai dealerships around the country.
Cesar G.B. Miguel