Hyundai Motors India launched their all new 2012 Elantra Fluidic in Indian markets in Delhi earlier today at an ex-showroom price of Rs 12.51 lacs for petrol base variant and Rs 12.91 lacs for diesel base variant. To be launched both in diesel and petrol version, Fluidic Elantra petrol version will possess a 1.8 liter MPFi with dual VTVT engine with displacement of 1797cc. This engine will be capable of generating 147.4 bhp at 6,500 rpm while peak torque will stand at 177.5 Nm at 4,700 rpm. The engine will be mated to a six speed manual / automatic transmission system offering a high level of fuel efficiency which is slated to stand at 16.3 kmpl.
Its diesel counterpart will possess a 1.6 liter engine with 1582 cc displacement, which will be fitted with CRDi technology mated to a Variable Geometry Turbocharger. This is the same engine that powers Verna Fluidic. Peak power will stand at 126.2 bhp at 40,00 rpm while peak torque will stand at 259.8 Nm between 1,900 to 2,750 rpm. Fuel efficiency will stand at 19.1 kmpl while with manual transmission this till elevate to 22.7 kmpl.
Next generation Hyundai Elantra Fluidic though just launched in Indian markets, it has already met with remarkable success in auto markets around the globe. 2012 Elantra has won a host of awards including the 2012 car of the Year in North America, South Africa, Canada and Philippines. With the new Elantra, Hyundai India will compete with Toyota Corolla Altis, Renault Fluence and new Chevrolet Cruze.
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
New Hyundai Elantra is also named Top Safety Pick twice in a row from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Best Car Under $20,000 from AOL besides other awards which is why this vehicle is something that auto fans were eagerly awaiting in the Indian subcontinent. From today, Chevrolet Cruze and Corolla Altis are up for some degree of competition.
As Hyundai launches the 2012 model of Elantra sedan in India, the world is actually getting ready for the 2013 model, which was unveiled last week in Hyundai’s home country, South Korea. Click here to read and see images of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra.
Hyundai Elantra 2012 Review