2018 Hyundai Elantra gets added features ahead of new Honda Civic launch in India

Additions have been done only in the SX (O) AT grade along with a price bump of Rs 23K

Hyundai had introduced the current generation Elantra in India in 2016 and the executive sedan has performed well, considering the category it competes in. To keep up with the competition, Hyundai has now introduced more features in the top-end Elantra which will help to ensure that it stays relevant in the market.

Additional features include front parking sensors, wireless charging unit, sliding front armrest, emergency stop signal and AutoLink connectivity for its infotainment system. The addition of features has increased the price of the SX (O) AT grade by Rs 23,000.

The feature update is limited to the top-of-the-line trim only and Hyundai hasn’t made any change to other grades. Updated price of the SX (O) AT grade for the petrol model stands at Rs 18.78 lakh and at Rs 19.92 lakh for the diesel variant (ex-showroom, Delhi).

The 2019 Elantra had recently made its global debut and it gets an aggressive exterior styling along with triangular DRLs. The update also packs a host of safety features like lane departure warning, front collision warning system and blind-spot monitoring among others. The updated Elantra is expected make its Indian debut sometime in 2019.

The Elantra on sale in India is available with 2 engine options, a 152hp 2 litre petrol motor and a 128hp 1.6 litre diesel unit. Both the engines get an option to be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed torque converter based AT.

Currently, the prices for the Elantra commence at Rs 13.69 lakhs and go up to Rs 19.92 lakh for the top-end diesel variant. Chief competitors of the Elantra include Corolla Altis, Octavia and the Civic which will resurrect soon in the Indian market after a hiatus of around 6-7 years.