Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the second largest carmaker in the country, has received a positive response to its new Elantra sedan, with over 1,100 bookings registered within six weeks of its launch. The new version of the sedan, which was launched on August 23, has also received 18,000 enquiries so far.
The sixth generation of Elantra got a headstart in India, with over 405 bookings and 7,817 enquiries within eight days of launch. 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).
"We are overwhelmed with the positive customer response and strong appreciation to the all new Elantra, making it a huge success in India... All round excellence and great experience are the true expressions that are associated with the new Elantra. We thank our customers and reaffirm our commitment to the customers by reducing the waiting period for Elantra so as to love and enjoy new world-class products," Rakesh Srivastava, Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing – HMIL, said in a statement.
The new Elantra is offered with the choice of 2.0-litre Dual VTVT petrol and 1.6 CRDi diesel engines. The petrol engine develops 150bhp and 196Nm of torque, while the diesel unit will belt out 126bhp and 265Nm of torque. Both the engines come coupled with the choice of six-speed manual and automatic transmission options.
On the design front, the new Elantra comes with a prominent hexagonal grille up front in chrome. It is flanked by a pair of swept-back HIDheadlamps. The front bumper has been tweaked and it now sports vertically-aligned DRLs. The sedan features prominent character lines and new alloy wheel design on the sides, while the rear-end gets wide LED taillights.