Hyundai Motor India Limited has been testing the 2016 Elantra on Indian roads for quite some time. The car in full camouflaged form has caught attention many times this year. Emerging reports indicate that Hyundai is inching closer to the launch and the company is currently doing final road test of the new Elantra.
A fresh spy shot of Elantra testing near Delhi has been snapped by theautomotiveindia.com. Though the vehicle is camouflaged, the top section of the car was not covered. The car drapes blue colour. Apart from the pricing and powertrain, most of the details on the sedan are already out as the car has been unveiled for global markets last year. The new Elantra will get prominent hexagonal grille flanked by a pair of swept-back headlamps, prominent character lines and wide LED taillights in the rear. It is expected to come with features like a three-spoke steering wheel and a touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation.
Powering the Elantra in India is likely to be three engines -- a 1.6-litre VGT CRDi diesel motor, a 1.6-litre GDi petrol engine and a 2.0-litre MPi petrol engine. There is no information about the transmission of the Elantra in India as of now. However, in the international markets, the petrol engines come paired with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions, while the diesel one gets a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
It was reported earlier that Hyundai has fast-tracked the launch of the Elantra to this festive season due to popular demand. Hyundai didn't showcase the new Elantra at the Auto Expo 2016 in February as it did not have plans to launch the sedan this year. When launched, the new Elantra will rival Toyota Corolla Altis, Volkswagen Jetta, Skoda Octavia and Chevrolet Cruze and is expected to carry a price tag in the range of Rs. 13 lakh to Rs. 17 lakh