Hyundai Elantra
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Hyundai launched its all-new Elantra in India in August and in less than three months time, the 6th generation Elantra seems to have started climbing the success ladder in the country. The sedan has raked in 1,509 bookings so far and is still said to be going strong.

Hyundai has confirmed that the overwhelming response for the new Elantra has resulted in longer waiting period for the sedan in the country. The Elantra waiting period has been stretched to four months now from the previous two months. Priced in the range of Rs 12.99 lakh to Rs 17.99 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the new Elantra comes with 2.0-litre petrol and 1.6 VGT CRDi diesel engines under the hood. While the petrol mill is tuned to churn out 150bhp at 6200rpm and 19.6Nm at 4,000rpm, the diesel one can generate 126bhp at 4,000rpm and 26.5Nm 1,900- 2,750rpm.

Based on the new Fluidic 2.0 design language, the Elantra 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.

Elantra comes with 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 electrochromic mirror.

Hyundai has registered the highest ever domestic sales of 50,016 units and exports of 14,356 in October 2016. The cumulative sales of Hyundai stood at 64,372 units last month.