At the ongoing 2012 Thailand Motor Expo, Hyundai has dressed-up their luxury sedan, the Elantra for the occasion. This sportier avatar of Elantra include a redesigned bumpers, bumper extensions (front and rear), all new rear wing, plastic bling on wheels, sportier gear knob, metal pedals dual tone sport seats and much more.
It is unclear if the Hyundai Elantra here has any updates under the hood. Looking at the exterior design, here seems to have tuned the engine, so this Elantra sport sedan does’nt disappoints on-road. However, the South Korean car maker hasn’t revealed anything, apart from displaying the car in flesh. Also it is unclear if this will ever be launched, or was it just an eye candy at the 2012 Thai Motor Expo.
Coming to India, Hyundai has launched the Elantra saloon in August-2012, at a base price of Rs 12.91 lakh, and Rs 15.85 lakh for the top-end diesel variant. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.8-litre engine generating maximum power of 148 bhp with maximum torque of 180 nm. And the diesel variant comes powered by a 1.6-litre engine generating maximum power of 127 bhp with maximum torque of 265 nm.
Both the petrol and diesel variants will feature 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission. The Elantra has an ARAI-rated, class-best, 22.7kpl for the 1.6-litre diesel engine, while 16.3kpl for the 1.8-litre petrol.
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