About a month and a half ago, I had to bid farewell to my long-term Maruti Suzuki S-Presso, but lo and behold, a larger set of wheels came to me in the form of the Hyundai Aura. I had fallen in love with the S-Presso and was wondering how I would cope with its loss, but the Aura put these worries to rest.
And how! I had some initial trepidation about its 5-speed manual transmission, after the Maruti’s AMT gearbox, but with a very light clutch action and a decent gear shift actuation, the Hyundai admirably takes care of the convenience angle. If I have to report a negative, then it has to be a slight turbo lag I feel sometimes in slow-moving traffic, especially the transition from second to third gear. At around 14 kpl, the Aura is easy on my pocket and is not going to drown my accountant in despair. I have completed about 1500 km to date and I can say that I have forgotten my first ride. That’s how good this upgrade has been!