Hyundai launches Elantra 2016 in India for just Rs. 12.99 lakhs

Hyundai today launched the “All New Elantra” at an introductory price of Rs. 12.99 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi.

Hyundai has introduced the 2016 Elantra today at a very competitive price. The 2.0L Nu petrol engine from Hyundai also makes its debut in the Indian market in the petrol variant of the car.

This car has been developed on a completely new platform putting safety and performance as its major UPS’s. Well that’s just a statement until we put it to test. We all are well acquainted with the presence of Elantra in the global market; that being said India is a different market altogether. Only time will tell how well is the car received by the Indian customers.

Looks

There are hints that will help you in tracing the Elantra lineage in this car. At the launch the car looked pretty fresh, clean and sharp. The lines flow smoothly all around the car, the new shape reduces drag and making it the most drag-coefficient car in its class. The front fascia makes this car very irresistible and the rear make you go bonkers on it. The swept back headlamps sport the HID projector headlamps along with the sharply designed LED’s, even the fog lamps have a projector setup. The tail-lamp is full of LED design language, resembling the one you see in the Audi designs, giving the car an upmarket and premium look. The side profile just flows and looks sporty. The 16 inch gun metal finish 205/60 tyres are attractive, the company could have added some more profile to it though that will be debated when we test this car.

Step in and there is an all-black sporty yet luxurious cabin waiting to greet you. The seats are firm and provide good support, the front seats are ventilated as well. There is generous legroom for the front as well as the rear occupants. Hyundai is well known to load the car with features and this one is no different. All New Elantra offers driver centric cockpit design with ergonomically placed controls for Multimedia and Parking Convenience and Voice recognition. The Intelligent design offers good balance of interior space along with 458 liters of Boot space for long weekend trips. Supervision Cluster integrating  3.5˝ Mono TFT-LCD offers all the useful information with outstanding visibility. Auto Cruise Control, tilt and Telescopic adjustable Steering Wheel, Ergonomically designed steering wheel controls for Audio, Cruise and Voice control provides enhanced comfort during long drives.

Features

The All New Elantra offers a host of premium and Segment Unique Comfort Features such as the Smart trunk (First-in-Segment) that automatically unlocks and pops-out when the owner stands with-in 3 feet behind the vehicle with smart key for more than 3 seconds. The front seat frames are light weight and with high-tensile strength for improved performance against collisions. Moreover, the multi-firmness seat pad helps reduce driver fatigue over long distance.

The All New Elantra features advanced infotainment system with 8.0 High Definition capacitive touch screen- Audio Video Navigation System (AVN) with rear view camera is for improved driver visibility and functionality.  Multimedia system is equipped with Apple Carplay and Android Auto for seamless integration of app based navigation, streaming audio, voice controlled search capabilities and smartphone applications. For the first time, All New Elantra comes with 6 speakers along with SMART SURROUND SYSTEM by 'Arkamys’ delivering a music experience much closer to the artists original intent.

Some key features are Electric Sunroof, Dual Zone FATC with Cluster Ionizer, Front Ventilated Seat, Engine Start/Stop Button, Available in Premium Leatherite Upholstery, Rear AC Vents, Electro Chromic Mirror, Premium Door Scuff Plates, Aluminium Pedals

 

Drive

The All New Elantra is built on a new platform with 53% Advanced High Strength Steel structure, Elantra offers a whole new level of ride comfort with smooth & precise handling, Low NVH levels and enhanced safety. Complementing the ride are the MacPherson Strut Suspension in front and Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) in the rear along with Hydraulic Rebound Stopper (HRS) in rear shock absorber for improved damping, stabilization.

Dimensions

Length x Width x Height

4,570 x 1,800 x 1,465 mm

Wheelbase

2,700 mm

Max Tyre

205/ 60 R16 Alloy Wheels

Ground clearance

 165 mm

 

Speaking at the launch of The All New Elantra, Mr. Y K Koo, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said, “The All New Elantra is the Global Bestseller and has set forth new standards in its every generation. In the pursuit to achieve world’s best technology, the All New Elantra is the culmination of 26 years of continuous and dedicated research by Hyundai Motor. Currently in its 6th Generation, the All New Elantra builds upon the momentum and success of its award-winning history with strong value proposition. The advanced safety, bold aerodynamic design and class above features make it a complete driving experience Redefining The Prestige in its class.”

Engine

The car is available with two power terrains:

The new Nu 2.0L petrol engine is the biggest petrol engine in its class. It’s Lightweight All Aluminum Block & Plastic Intake Manifold aid in high fuel economy and superior performance.

The other is the renowned 1.6L U2 Common Rail Technology diesel engine offering powerful performance with low NVH, high fuel efficiency and durability.

Engine Specifications

Engine

Capacity (cc)

Maximum Power (ps/rpm)

Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm)

Petrol

Nu 2.0 MPi

1,999

[email protected]

[email protected],000

Diesel

1.6 VGT CRDi

1,582

[email protected],000

[email protected],900~2,750

 

 

Traansmission

The All New Elantra sports the in-house developed 6-Speed Manual and 6-Speed Automatic Transmission. The car also offers First-in-Segment 'DRIVE MODE select’ feature giving users and option between 'ECO Mode'-for higher fuel efficiency or 'SPORT Mode' for performance.

Mileage

Engine

ARAI (Certified figures)

(6 Speed MT)

ARAI (Certified figures)

(6 Speed AT)

Petrol

Nu 2.0 MPi

14.59 Kmpl

14.62 Kmpl

Diesel

1.6 VGT CRDi

22.54 Kmpl

(Best -in-Segment)

18.23 Kmpl

 

Safety

Hyundai global models have high safety standards, they are tested and built-in keeping with the Hyundai ‘Safe-Drive Philosophy’. Beyond active safety technologies, All New Elantra is built to comply with Hyundai’s strict safety standards, helping it to meet the safety requirements. The All-new Elantra is developed with 53% of Advanced High Strength Steel, an additional 32% increase over the previous generation model. AHSS components are used to increase stiffness of chassis and protect passengers effectively in case of collision.

Key Safety Features are- 6 Airbags, Dual Airbags and Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with EBD as Standard, Reverse parking camera with steering adaptive guidelines & Reverse Parking Sensors, Electronic Stability control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill Start Assist Control (HAC), Front Projection Fog Lamps, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Head Lamps, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts and Impact Sensing Door Unlock/Speed Sensing Lock.

 

Hyundai Premium Assurance Program (HPAP) and Special Loyalty Program

Hyundai vision is to be the Life time partner of its customers. We are always around and near to our customers. As a unique customer Assurance initiate, Hyundai has introduced Hyundai Premium Assurance Program (HPAP)  offering Best-in-Class warranty with 3 Years Unlimited Kilometers for all the customers of All New Elantra. The program also offers Free Maintenance for 3 Years/30,000 kilometres, 3 years Roadside Assistance, 3 times update on ‘Map Care’ and 3 times Customer 'Home Visit'.

As a goodwill gesture to Hyundai Loyal Customers additional 4th Year Extended Warranty will be offered.

Variants and Colour

The All New Elantra will be available in 9 variants with 5 exterior colour options.

The All New ELANTRA Introductory  (Ex-Showroom New Delhi prices Rs.):

Petrol

MT

AT

S

12,99,000

-

SX

14,79,000

15,89,000

SX(O)

16,59,000

17,99,000

Diesel

MT

AT

S

14,79,000

-

SX

16,39,000

-

SX(O)

17,69,000

19,19,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Atul Bandhu