South Korean auto giant Hyundai will launch its much-awaited sedan, the new Elantra in India on 23 August 2016. However, the car has already reached dealers in preparation for the D-Day on Tuesday. The car has been spotted at a dealership yard ahead of its launch. The sedan is expected to launch in both its petrol and diesel versions. The automobile is supposed to be launched in five different versions- S, SX, SX AT, SX (O) and SX (O) AT.
The petrol variant will feature a 2.0L MPI four cylinder engine and produces 152 PS and 190Nm. The diesel variant is run by a 1.6 CRDi engine with 128 PS and 265 Nm of torque. A six-speed automatic is optional. The diesel fuelled vehicle has an average of 22.4 kilometers per liter which the petrol version has a fuel efficiency of 14.6 kilometers per liter.
The D-Segment sedan is more charismatic and longer as compared to its predecessors. Dealers have already started accepting booking unofficially since the automobile will be launched on 23 August 2016. Check out all the features and specifications at the official website here.
Hyundai has completely revamped the platform, and some major updates have been incorporated while retaining all the strengths of the predecessor. The underpinning has enabled a high degree of stability and ease in handling. The lighter undercarriage has also led to a reduction in cabin noise.
The widening and the lengthening of the chassis have made a roomier cabin to be possible. It flaunts a hexagonal grille complemented with a swept back headlamps set, vertically aligned DRL’s and a new alloy wheel design and LED tail lights.
The bulbous exterior has now been replaced with a sleeker design and the sixth generation iteration of Elantra also gets foolproof security equipment like seven airbags, Special Electronic Stability Controls, Traction enhancing features, anti-Lock Braking systems, and tire pressure monitoring functions. It also features an 8-inch touch screen entertainment console along with Apple car play. The car is available in Blue, Red, Black and White colors.
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The latest iteration of the famous brand carries a price tag of Rs.15 Lakh which is at par with other premium versions such as Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic 2016, Toyota Corolla, and Skoda Octavia.