The Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai is all-set to launch the fluidic Hyundai Elantra in the Indian market soon. This Fluidic Hyundai Elantra had been showcased at the 2012 Auto Expo and grabbed attention of huge mob towards it. The company wants to give the fluidic Hyundai Elantra a perfect launch pad, therefore seen rigorously testing for a long time with heavy camouflage, even before the Auto Expo.
Thanks to our good friends at Motorbeam for the spy pics of Fluidic Hyundai Elantra dropped camouflage captured on the Chennai roads and they also say the vehicle had Korean engineers on-board. The next generation Elantra looks very promising with the Fluidic styling and loads of features. Hyundai’s “fluidic sculpture” styling theme makes it a true head turner in its segment. The interiors too are equally attractive with a striking fascia that is dominated by a multimedia screen.
The new Hyundai Elantra will come powered by 1.8-litre of NU four cylinder petrol engine that would give out a power output of 148 BHP along with 178 Nm of peak torque. This NU petrol engine is here replacing the 2.0-litre of Beta petrol engine that was present in the previous model of Elantra. On the other hand, the diesel variant of the car is expected to feature the 1.6-litre of diesel motor, which is also present in Hyundai’s Verna. This engine churns out 126 BHP of power with 265 NM of maximum torque.
Hyundai is planning to locally assemble the new Elantra at the Chennai manufacturing unit of the company. New Elantra will be incorporated with a 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox. The starting price quoted for the new Elantra is Rs. 12 lakhs for the base model and Rs. 16 lakhs for the top end variant (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi). It is speculated to launch by September-2012.
Internationally, the 2012 Hyundai Elantra received appreciation and also got the honor of being the 2012 North American car of the year. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra in India will have a head to head competition with sedans like Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla Altis, Honda Civic and Skoda Laura.
What we say? The new Hyundai Elantra has been designed in such a way that it fills in the gap between Fluidic Verna and Sonata. In the front, the headlights look as if stretched from Verna and at the rear, if viewed from far resembles the new Sonata. Since previous-gen Hyundai Elantra could not achieve what they should have, this new Korean model has the opportunity to do wonders for the brand.
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Source – MotorBeam