Hyundai has finally released the 2016 Elantra after shaking up the country’s compact SUV market. This midsize sedan costs between Rs 12.99 lakh and Rs 19.19 lakh for the most expensive version (ex-showroom, Delhi). Customers will be able to choose from five models: S, SX, SX AT, SX(O), and SX(O) AT. Besides that, you can choose between a 2.0-liter gasoline engine or a 1.6-liter diesel engine. Cars like the Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia, and Chevrolet Cruze will be in the same class as the new Elantra.
The fluidic design language is heavily worked into the new Elantra’s stylish look and design. The new Elantra looks edgy and bold, unlike the old one. The company says that the new generation of Elantra is made with 53% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), which makes the structure stronger. Elantra has a length of 4,610mm, a width of 1,800mm, a height of 1,450mm, and a wheelbase of 2,700mm. It is 20mm longer and 25mm wider than the model it replaced.
You can choose from Marina Blue, Polar White, Sleek Silver, Phantom Black, and Passion Red for the 2016 Hyundai Elantra. On the outside, the projector headlights, LED position lights, chrome radiator grille, body-colored ORVMs and door handles, door pocket lights, and more are some of the design highlights. The comfort and safety features include a sunroof, side and curtain airbags, ventilated front seats, speed-sensitive auto door locks, ABS and EBD as standard, electronic stability control, hill-start assist, and a rear parking sensor. Hyundai has also made the car easy to use by adding things like a drive mode selector, a hands-free smart trunk, auto cruise control, keyless entry with a smart key, armrests for both the front and back seats, and USB/AUX-IN/Bluetooth connectivity, to name a few. The models above the SX have an infotainment system with a touchscreen and both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The new generation Hyundai Elantra has a new 2.0-liter gasoline engine and a 1.6-liter diesel engine. The gasoline engine has the most power in its class at 150bhp and the most torque at 192Nm, while the diesel engine has the most power at 126bhp and the most torque at 260Nm. Both engines can be paired with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Both the SX and SX (O) versions of the petrol trim and the top-of-the-line SX (O) version of the diesel trim come with an automatic transmission.