Hyundai's new Elantra was launched in India in August and if the early indications are anything to go by, the sedan is off to a good start with over 1,100 bookings within six week of its entry into the market. The company has also sold 302 units of the car in September.
Hyundai Elantra posted a growth of 255 percent in September compared to last year, reported GaadiWaadi. The company had sold only 85 units of Elantra in September last year. The new Elantra has also received 18,000 enquiries so far. The sixth generation of Elantra had got 405 bookings and 7,817 enquiries within eight days of the launch.
Based on the new Fluidic 2.0 design language, Elantra comes with 2.0 litre petrol and 1.6 VGT CRDi diesel engines under the hood. While the petrol is tuned to churn out 150bhp at 6200rpm and 19.6Nm at 4,000, the diesel can generate 126bhp at 4,000rpm and 26.5NM 1,900- 2,750rpm.
It features an auto cruise control, 3.5 inch mono TFT-LCD, voice recognition and tilt and telescopic adjustable steering wheel. Other features in the list include smart trunk which automatically unlocks and pops-out when the owner stands with-in 3 feet behind the vehicle with smart key for more than 3 seconds, infotainment system with 8.0 inch touch screen- audio video navigation system (AVN) with rear view camera, engine start/stop button, rear AC vents and electro chromic mirror.
On the safety front, the new sedan packs six airbags, anti-lock brake system (ABS) with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM), hill-start assist control and impact-sensing door unlock.
The latest version of the Elantra has been priced in the range of Rs 12.99 lakh to Rs 17.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).