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August 24 2016

Hyundai Launches New Elantra In India, Prices Start Rs 12.99 Lakh

Hyundai has launched the sixth generation of its D-segment sedan, Hyundai Elantra, in India with prices starting from Rs 12.99 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Hyundai Elantra continues to be powered by both petrol and diesel engines with an option of manual and automatic transmission. The new Elantra wears Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 design language and is structurally improved than before with 53% Advanced High Strength Steel  (AHSS) used. Petrol Elantra is now powered by a 2.0-lt petrol engine ditching the previous 1.6-lt petrol unit; the 1.6-lt diesel engine remains the same though.



Capacity (cc)

Maximum Power (ps/rpm)

Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm)


Nu 2.0 MPi





1.6 VGT CRDi





Hyundai Elantra is powered by a 2.0-lt Nu MPi petrol engine which is the biggest petrol engine in terms of displacement in its segment. The 1,999-cc engine makes 152PS of maximum power and 19.6Kgm of maximum torque returning a claimed 14.59 kmpl fuel efficiency. Diesel Elantra is powered by the same 1.6-lt CRDi engine making 128PS of maximum power and 26.5kgm of torque. Hyundai claims best-in-segment 22.54 kmpl fuel efficiency for the diesel-manual Elantra. Hyundai is also offering Drive Mode select feature in Elantra that allows you to choose between ECO mode and SPORT mode altering engine performance as per needs. While the Elantra remains the first car in its segment to get this feature, smaller cars like the Tata Zest are already equipped with similar technology.


Some of the key features of the Elantra are:


·         High Intensity Discharge (HID) headLamps

·         LED Daytime Running light with Positioning lamps

·         Projector Fog lamps

·         Gunmetal Finish 16” Alloy Wheel & Silica Tyres

·         Supervision Cluster integrating  3.5˝ Mono TFT-LCD

·         Auto Cruise Control

·         Voice recognition

·         Tilt and Telescopic adjustable Steering Wheel

·         Electric Sunroof

·         Dual Zone FATC with Cluster Ionizer

·         Front Ventilated Seat

·         Engine Start/Stop Button

·         Rear AC Vents

·         6 Airbags

·         Dual Airbags and Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with EBD as Standard

·         Reverse parking camera with steering adaptive guidelines & Reverse Parking Sensors

·         Electronic Stability control (ESC)

·         Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

·         Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)


The Elantra is available in 5 exterior colour options to choose from namely: Polar White, Sleek Silver, Phantom Black, Red Passion and a new colour Marina Blue. Hyundai’s Fluidic 2.0 design philosophy does away with curvy fluidic theme and that shows in the way Elantra looks now. Sharper headlamps, large hexagonal front grill and prominent bonnet creases sum up the front. The rear appears to be a reworked version of the previous design, albeit a more modern one. Two-part tail-lamps now get LED treatment and look premium.


On the inside, the Elantra does away with the beige-black theme of the 5th generation and gets all-black interiors. The interior design also complements the exteriors and does away with the flowy fluidic design of the 5th gen Elantra. Interior backlighting remains blue, a signature Hyundai trait now, however the center console gets a large touch-screen infotainment system angled towards the driver. Rear seats appear comfortable however the rear passengers do not get charging sockets or curtains. Fifth gen Elantra offered music controls on the rear armrest that are absent in the 6th generation. As far as cabin and exteriors are concerned, the new Elantra appears sportier than before and emphasis has been laid to allure the driver more than the passengers. An all-black interior theme, driver centric center console and front ventilated seats are a further proof that Hyundai wants to project the Elantra as a driver’s car now.


The Elantra will be offered in India in 9 variants across 3 trim levels, S, SX and SX(O). While manual transmission will be available on all trims, petrol-automatic Elantra will be available in SX and SX(O) variants while diesel-automatic Elantra will be available in SX(O) variant only. Hyundai has announced introductory prices for the Elantra that will continue till the end of this year. It can be expected that prices will be raised at the turn of the year. Prices (ex-showroom, New Delhi) for all variants are as follows:



























With the Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai presents a strong case in the segment competing with the Toyota Corolla Altis and Skoda Octavia. Both the Altis and Octavia get petrol and diesel engine options although diesel-automatic option is available in Octavia only. The Elantra is expected to eat into the sales of the Altis diesel that is powered by a smaller 1.4-lt diesel engine.

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