The next car in Hyundai’s Fluidic line-up will be the next-gen Elantra, which is expected make its way through on the 13th of August at our capital city, New Delhi. Wayback in 2004, Hyundai launched the third-generation Elantra sedan in the premium car market in India. Then, the car used to come as a CBU and was pricier. In 2007, Hyundai discontinued the import of the Elantra but now after 5 long years, the fifth generation of Hyundai Elantra is all set to hit the Indian shores.
Hyundai’s new Fluidic design language has done wonders for it and that is why the company waited so long to reintroduce the Elantra to the domestic market. In International markets, the Fluidic Elantra has claimed many awards and titles to itself and continues to be in good demand in western countries including the US. However, the previous Elantra wasn’t an attractive car but the newer model carries a strong resemblance with the Verna and recently launched Sonata both outside as well as the inside. This is a good thing considering the popularity of the Verna.
Meanwhile, the company has also started its promotional activities revolving its upcoming sedan and has launched a teaser micro-site where you can make an online pre-launch booking of the new sedan and also aired the TV Commercial which shows how Hyundai has packed lot many features inside the Fluidic Elantra by showing up how a ceiling can be turned into a robot. The 45-second TV commercial is expected to mark the beginning of the launch that will be attended by the paparazzi from every corner of India.
On inside too, Fluidic Elantra comes loaded with equipment like a touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav and Bluetooth, heated door mirrors and steering wheel, ventilated front seats, electric front seats with driver’s seat memory function, dual zone climate control, cruise control, leather upholstery, keyless entry, start/stop function, front and rear parking sensors, automatic hill hold function and panoramic sunroof.
Under the hood, the Indian version of Hyundai Elantra will be available in both petrol and diesel variants. The petrol variant is powered by a 1.8-litre unit that is able to deliver 150PS of max power and 181Nm of max torque and the diesel version is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged powerplant that churns out 128PS of max power and 260Nm of max torque. Both the petrol and diesel versions will come mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and automatic transmission option will be also be offered across all the variants.
As far as safety is concerned, the vehicle will sport safety features such as Electronic Stability Programme (ESP), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and seven airbags as standard, including a driver’s knee airbag. Combined with the active safety features, the vehicle’s passive safety features ensured it a 5-star Euro-NCAP safety rating.
In India, the upcoming Elantra was shown early this year at the 2012 Auto Expo and more recently, Hyundai has started accepting booking for the new Elantra at all dealerships across India with a booking amount of Rs. 25,000. The Fluidic Elantra is expected to be priced between Rs 12-16 lakh and will compete head-on against the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, Renault Fluence, Skoda Laura and the Volkswagen Jetta.
Expected Price of New Hyundai Elantra –
- New Hyundai Elantra Manual (MT): Rs. 12,00,000.00
- New Hyundai Elantra Automatic (AT): Rs. 13,00,000.00
- New Hyundai Elantra Manual (MT): Rs. 15,00,000.00
- New Hyundai Elantra Automatic (AT): Rs. 16,00,000.00
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