Hyundai Motors India Limited (HMIL) announced the launch of their new Neo Fluidic Elantra in India yesterday. But, bookings for the same had begun a month back and Hyundai has revealed that over 750 customers have already booked their new Elantra Fluidic. The all new Hyundai Elantra is the 5th generation variant and in India it will compete with segment leader Chevrolet Cruze. Other sedans in the segment which will be bothered by the launch of new Elantra are Renault Fluence and Toyota Corolla Altis.
Launched in a choice of two engine options, a 1.8 liter petrol and 1.6L diesel, Hyundai Elantra 2012 is priced between Rs 12 lacs to Rs 16 lacs. Petrol engine is a Dual VTVT offering 149.5 PS (147.4 bhp) at 6500 rpm while peak torque is at 18.1 Kgm (177.5 Nm) at 4,700 rpm.
The 1.6 liter diesel VGT CRDi offers 128 PS (126.2 bhp) power at 4000 rpm and 26.5 Kgm (259.8 Nm) torque at 1,900 to 2,750 rpm. Both these variants will be available in an option of either a 6 speed manual transmission or 6 speed automatic transmission depending on customer’s desires. The diesel variant with its efficient 1.6 liter engine offers 22.7 kmpl while the 1.8 liter petrol variant offers 16.3 kmpl making it the most fuel efficient car in its segment.
Another attraction of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra is its warranty period. Hyundai is offering a 4 year warranty or 100,000 kms with road side assistance. Bookings and deliveries will commence immediately after launch and judging from response received from overseas markets, HMIL is expecting the Neo Fluidic Elantra to be an immediate success in India.
Hyundai Elantra was awarded 2012 North American Car of the Year at Detroit Auto Show. Its fluidic sculpture showcases flowing lines and dynamic form along with rigid surfaces give an impression of the car being in continuous movement. It possesses exciting new features seen in its interiors. Front ventilated seats, rear parking camera, vehicle stability management, Silica tyres and Solar glass are among some of the advanced safety features. Also for driver’s comfort is a new 10 way adjustable power driver’s seat with lumbar support.
2012 Hyundai Elantra petrol variants and respective price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Elantra 1.8-litre S MT: Rs 12.51 lacs
Hyundai Elantra 1.8-litre: SX MT : Rs 13.74 lacs
Hyundai Elantra 1.8-litre SX AT: Rs 14.74 lacs
2012 Hyundai Elantra diesel variants and respective price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)
Hyundai Elantra 1.6-litre Base: Rs 12.91 lacs
Hyundai Elantra 1.6-litre S MT: Rs 13.64 lacs
Hyundai Elantra 1.6-litre SX MT: Rs 14.85 lacs
Hyundai Elantra 1.6-litre SX AT: Rs 15.85 lacs
Read the press release below for more information.
Hyundai Elantra 2012 Review
Hyundai Launches the neo Fluidic Elantra
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The Petrol Elantra is available in 3 variants:
S M/T- Rs. 12,51,000/-,
SX M/T- Rs. 13,74,000/-,
SX A/T- Rs. 14,74,000/-
Diesel Elantra has 4 variants:
Base- Rs. 12,91,000/-,
S M/T- Rs. 13,64,000/-,
SX M/T- Rs. 14, 85,000/-,
SX A/T- Rs. 15,85,000/-
New Delhi, August 13, 2012: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, country’s largest passenger car exporter and second largest manufacturer today announced the launch of the neo Fluidic Elantra in India. The neo Fluidic Elantra boasts of futuristic design, luxurious interiors, advanced High-end features and cutting-edge technology.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The Elantra has received an overwhelming response worldwide. We are confident that it will raise the bar and set a new benchmark in the executive car segment in India. With contemporary styling, design and all the advanced features the neo Fluidic Elantra will give an immense driving pleasure and comfort to the customers in India.”
“The launch of the neo Fluidic Elantra in the executive segment makes Hyundai a full line-up manufacturer,” he added.
The Elantra is a globally successful sedan and has received much international recognition. It has been awarded the “2012 North American Car of the Year” at the Detroit Auto Show.
DYNAMIC AND FUTURISTIC DESIGN:
“Fluidic Sculpture” is Hyundai’s new design philosophy which embodies a flowing and dynamic form execution. This Philosophy embraces the harmony of human co-existence and the wisdom of sustainable growth from nature’s endless evolution to create a vision of progressive and passionate design. Embracing “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles, Elantra artfully combines the interplay of wind with rigid surfaces to create the impression of continuous motion.
The 5th generation neo Fluidic Elantra comes with various segment unique features like Front ventilated seats, Rear parking camera, Advanced safety features like Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Silica tyre and Solar glass.
Additionally the neo Fluidic Elantra also sports a number of high tech features like smart key with push button start, 10-way adjustable power driver seat with lumbar support, Dual zone FATC, Auto Cruise control, Automatic Headlight control, 16” Alloy wheels and so on.
To ensure enhanced Comfort and Convenience, the neo Fluidic Elantra offers features like electrically adjustable, foldable and heated outside mirrors with turn indicators, Rear AC vents, Cooled glove box, Eco driving indicators, 2 DIN MP3 audio with USB, Aux-in and iPod cable for unlimited music access together with combination of Audio and Bluetooth control on Steering. The Audio control on the rear armrest is a delight for the rear passenger.
Hyundai has always led the way when it comes to ensuring safety and security in its vehicles. The neo Fluidic Elantra is packed with an array of Hi-end safety features like VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), ESP (Electronic Stability Program), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), 6 Airbags, HAC (Hill-Start Assist Control), Speed sensing auto door lock and impact sensing auto door unlock to ensure complete safety of the occupants. To assist safe and easy parking, the Elantra also offers Rear Parking Camera with display on Electro Chromic Mirror (ECM) along with the parking sensors.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION:
The neo Fluidic Elantra will be available with two engine options – 1.8 L Petrol Dual VTVT delivering 149.5PS@6500rpm of maximum power and 18.1Kgm@4700rpm of peak torque and the 1.6 L Diesel VGT CRDi delivering 128PS@4000rpm of maximum power and 26.5Kgm@1900-2750rpm of peak torque.
Both the Petrol and Diesel versions offer the segment unique choice of 6-speed Manual Transmission and 6-speed Automatic Transmission. The super-efficient 1.6 L Diesel engine offers a mileage of 22.7 KMPL (ARAI figure) while the 1.8 L Petrol version clocks 16.3 Kmpl (ARAI figure), making the neo Fluidic Elantra the most fuel-efficient car in the segment in both petrol and diesel.
The Elantra will be available with India’s best Warranty with a Period of 4 years/100,000Kms with Road Side Assistance. The Elantra goes on sale immediately and will be available with choice of 7 variants in a range of 6 exciting colours.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It currently markets eight passenger car models across segments — in the A2 segment it has the Eon, Santro, i10 and the i20, in the A3 segment the Accent and the Verna, in the A4 segment the Elantra, in the A5 segment Sonata and in the SUV segment the Santa Fe.
HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts of advanced production, quality and testing capabilities. HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub, it touched 1.5 million in exports in March 2012. It currently exports to more than 120 countries across EU, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s number one exporter for seven years in a row. To cater to rising demand the company commissioned its second plant in February 2008 having an installed capacity of 330,000 units per annum. To support its growth and expansion plans HMIL currently has 348 dealers and more than 800 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, HMIL set up a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D centre endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.