The sixth generation Hyundai Elantra has been spied in India for the first time. Expected to be launched by Diwali 2016, it will be sold as a CKD. Once launched, it will compete with the likes of Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Corolla Altis and Chevrolet Cruze.
Priced from INR $17,150 in the US, new Hyundai Elantra is offered in three engine options. These include a 1.6-litre VGT CRDi diesel, 1.6-litre GDi petrol and 2-litre MPi petrol engine. Each of these engines will be mated to a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission while a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission may also be on offer with the diesel engine variant. Engine options for India are not confirmed yet.
Enhanced in safety and stability due to the introduction of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) chassis, new Hyundai Elantra receives a different design approach and is not based on the company’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 as was seen in its earlier counterpart.
Chrome accents, a 5 slat hexagonal grille, HID headlamps and Dynamic Bending Lights are a part of its make up along with LED DRLs in the bumper. Notably leaner than its earlier model, the new Hyundai Elantra gets an elegant roofline that merges into its boot section while at the rear end, horizontal LED tail lamps and boot lip spoiler are evident. Hyundai Elantra measures 4610 mm long, 1800 mm wide, 1450 mm tall while its wheelbase measures 2700 mm.
Interiors get an all black makeover with silver grey accents. The instrument cluster is in black and white while a large Harman touchscreen infotainment system is also seen in its cabin angled towards the driver. Premium quality and soft materials seen throughout its interior makeup add an upmarket look to the new Hyundai Elantra while where technology is concerned one can expect to see Smart Cruise Control, hands-free Smart Trunk, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and BlueLink connectivity. Automatic Braking System, Pedestrian Detection, High Beam Assist, Blind Spot Detection and Lane Departure Warning are also a part of these safety features.
Photos – New Hyundai Elantra
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