The price difference between the CNG and its petrol motored sibling is Rs 94,600
Hyundai launched the Aura CNG in a high spec variant ‘SX’ at Rs 8.57 lakh. Previously, the CNG benefits were restricted to the lower ‘S’ variant alone. With a price tag that is roughly 95,000 more expensive than the petrol motored ‘SX’ variant, does the CNG car do justice? On the sheet, the running costs are roughly one-third of the pure petrol variant. But only time will tell, let’s hope that our team at Turbocharged gets this for the long term so we can give you some valuable insights.
On the instrument front, the Aura SX CNG gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display and is enabled with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and the instrument console gets a 5-inch display integrated with the analogue tachometer. The variant also gets steering-mounted controls with voice integration and in terms of convenience, push-button start and rear AC vents are also available. Interiors get a dual-tone treatment with a metal finish for the inside door handles.
The CNG SX on the exterior gets twin-led DRLs shaped like a boomerang on either side of the radiator grille with a lustre metal finish, 15-inch alloy wheels and blacked-out C-pillars just like the petrol variant. The compact boot lid gets the protruded spoiler-like treatment and it merges into the sharp-angled tail lamps. The safety pack includes dual airbags, ISOFIX anchorage points, impact detection auto-unlock doors, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors.
Hyundai Aura SX CNG shares the same engine as its lower trim. The bi-fuel engine with CNG and petrol compatibility produces 69PS of power and 95Nm of torque.
The Hyundai Aura CNG will lock its horns with the Tata Tigor and Maruti Suzuki Swift Dzire CNG variants.