The India-spec 2019 Hyundai Elantra comes only in a BS6 2.0-litre petrol avatar
In Hyundai India’s portfolio, the Elantra premium sedan is relatively new and is compliant to BS6 emission norms. The 2019 Hyundai Elantra comes only in a petrol avatar even though demand for diesel powertrains persist in that category. Now, the next-gen 2021MY Elantra has been officially previewed ahead of its global debut on March 17 in the USA.
One of the main highlights of the new Hyundai Elantra is its design. The South Korean brand has taken a shift from the current ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ principle to an interesting design philosophy dubbed as ‘Parametric Dynamics’. The new teaser gives us a glimpse of the full-LED headlamps, signature cascading grille, 5-spoke wheels and the trendy LED light bar at the rear.
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is based on an all-new platform and the fact reflects on the sedan’s dimensions. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Elantra is more coupe-ish and is a fresh approach for any modern-day Hyundai product. The South Korean brand has also released some digital renders of the car’s interiors which follow a minimal yet modern layout. Since the global unveiling is right around the corner, one can expect these sketches to be nearly identical to the real deal.
Hyundai has not shared anything regarding the technical specification of the 2021 Elantra. The car will eventually reach the Indian market and it is quite obvious that the choice of power plants would be different from that of the global model. As mentioned before, the current 2019 Hyundai Elantra is available only with a petrol powertrain in the country. The 2.0-litre NA four-cylinder BS6 motor makes roughly 150bhp and 192Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to either a 6-speed manual as standard or a 6-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.
If the 2021 Hyundai Elantra reaches India after a considerable period in time, there are chances of Hyundai India considering a diesel motor for the current model. This could possibly be the 1.5-litre diesel mill found in the Kia Seltos. The same power plant has been introduced in lesser Hyundai models but at a lower state of tune. On the hand, the 1.4-litre turbo petrol motor which also saw the market through the Seltos could be a fitting addition as well (alongside a DCT variant).
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra is available in four trims: S, SX, Auto SX and Auto SX (O). Ex-showroom prices start at around Rs 16 lakh and easily cross Rs 20 lakh for the top-end automatic variant. One can expect the figures to be slightly higher for the 2021 model.