Hyundai Motor India Limited will launch a new version of the Elantra sedan on Aug. 23. Ahead of the launch, dealers have already started accepting booking for the vehicle.
The 2016 Elantra made its global debut in Korea in September 2015. In its latest avatar, the Elantra is based on an all-new platform. The design of the current Elantra, which is curvier, has made way for an angular design in the new version. It is also a slight deviation from the Fluidic design philosophy of Hyundai.
2016 Elantra comes with prominent hexagonal grille up front in chrome. It is flanked by a pair of swept-back headlamps. The headlamps are also equipped with dynamic bending lights. 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.
The interior has been spruced up with a new steering wheel and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation; seats will get ventilation and the sedan will be offered with cruise control.
Powering Elantra in India will be a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines. The petrol engine is expected to develop 148bhp and 180Nm of torque, while the diesel mill will churn out 136bhp. Both the engines will be mated to a choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions.
New Elantra will measure 4610mm in length, 1800mm in width, and 1450mm in height and have a wheelbase of 2700mm. Hyundai is expected to price the new Elantra in the range of Rs. 13 lakh to Rs. 17 lakh. The sedan will go up against Toyota Corolla Altis, Volkswagen Jetta, Skoda Octavia and Chevrolet Cruze.