It was since a long time since the new Elantra was awaited in the Indian market. The car was supposed to be launched by the end of this year but Hyundai took a step forward to launch the car much earlier than that. The Elantra is in its sixth generation and it is an all-new vehicle. It shares nothing with the older version of the car except one diesel engine. Is the car good enough to create ripples in the D-Segment? Let’s find out.
The new Elantra looks very modern. Hyundai has now dropped the fluidic design sculpture from the new Elantra to make it look very aggressive and sharp. In the front, it comes with a huge hexagonal grille with sleek projector lamps inside the newly design headlamp housings. The bumper is now layered and comes with round fog lamps on both the sides. The Elantra also features LED Daytime Running Lamps that run through the base of the headlamps and give an unique identity to the car. On the side, the car gets sharper body lines with new 16-inch diamond cut alloys. The rear has been redesigned to make it more angular and i20 styled LED tail lamps completes the new look of the Elantra.
What is it like from inside?
The all-new Elantra becomes more luxurious. It now features 7-inch touch sensitive screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The screen also shows navigation and doubles up as rear camera display. The top-end variants comes with leather seats, electrically adjustable driver seat, ventilated front seats, and a whole new dashboard.
The car also becomes longer than the previous generation Elantra that gives it more space inside. It also has rear AC vents as standard across all the variants. The car comes standard ABS and dual airbags from the base variant while the top variants get stability control and side plus curtain airbags.
The car gets all-new petrol 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that generates a maximum of 150 Bhp while the diesel engine remains the same 1.6-litre that generates a maximum of 127 Bhp. Both the engines comes with choice of 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The petrol manual transmission returns 14.59 km/l, petrol AT returns 14.62 km/l. The diesel MT returns 22.54 km/l making it the best in the segment while the diesel AT returns 18.23 km/l.
Should I buy one?
The Elantra is very reasonably priced from Rs. 12.79 lakh for petrol and Rs. 14.79 lakh for the diesel variant. The car comes fully loaded even in the base variant. If you are looking for a stylish car with performance, you should look no further. The car also comes with 3 years unlimited warranty and 3 years/30,000 km zero maintanance promise. The prices are introductory and are valid till December. The Elantra sure is a great choice in the segment if you want a feature-rich vehicle.