Hyundai Elantra Test Drive in Mumbai

Hyundai Elantra Overview

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift has been officially launched in India, priced at ₹ 15.89 lakh to ₹ 20.39 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Equipped with the company’s Hyundai Blue Link connected car technology, the updated Elantra has now become the country’s first fully connected and Hi-Tech Premium Sedan. In addition to that, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra now also comes with a Bharat Stage VI (BS6) compliant petrol engine as well, offered in both manual and automatic option. The car comes in four variants – S, SX, SX AT, SX(O) AT.

Commenting on the launch of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, S S Kim, MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India said, “The New 2019 Elantra is India’s First Connected and Hi-Tech Premium Sedan offering all-round excellence and great experience. The New 2019 Elantra is powered with BS-VI petrol engine delivering Unmatched Performance. An epitome of finesse, The New 2019 Hyundai Elantra will create a new benchmark in the Indian Premium Sedan segment and once again supersede all customers’ expectations.”

Hyundai Elantra Design

Elantra exteriors look sporty and luxurious as the whole car has been updated with new design elements. At the front, there are sleek automatic headlamps with Daytime-Running-Lamps which houses the LED Quad Projector Headlamps with positioning lamps. Hyundai has also updated the old grille with its signature cascading grille. The foglamps are cleverly placed in a triangular housing in the bumper. The 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome outside door handles with pocket lights and chrome window beltline enhances the elegance of the Elantra. At the rear, the new set of LED Taillamps which have a multi-dimension look and the reverse light has been placed in the lower half of the bumper.

Hyundai Elantra Cabin

The cabin too comes with considerable updates, including a new dual-tone black beige interior instead of the previous all-black treatment. The dashboard design, however, looks a bit identical to the current model, albeit with a few tweaks and a new steering wheel, and new design for the air-con vents, featuring silver accents, and new beige leather upholstery. The New Instrument cluster with coloured Multi-Information Display enhances the overall sense of style of this ultra-rich machine. Features include – wireless charger, ventilated front seats, Infinity sound system with door speakers, centre speaker, tweeters, amplifier, sub-woofer, cruise control, 10 way adjustable power driver seat with electric lumbar support, dual-zone FATC with cluster ionizer, rear AC vents, electric sunroof, aluminium scuff plates, and aluminium pedals.

Hyundai Elantra Engine

Powering the Elantra is a choice of two engines, namely a 1.8-litre petrol unit and a 1.6-litre diesel mill. The one we drove, a diesel mated to a manual gearbox, is incidentally the same engine fitted into the new. This four cylinder common rail direct injection mill features a variable geometry turbo (VGT) and pumps out a decent 128PS at 4000Rpm and peak torque of 265Nm of torque between 1900-2750Rpm. Check for Hyundai Elantra price in Chennai at CarBing.

Although the diesel engine generates enough grunt with ample torque and power, do not expect it to outrun the likes of a Volkswagen Jetta or a Skoda Octavia. The Elantra does feel quite smooth though and has a rather impressive NVH level. The manual is the obvious choice amongst the gearboxes, especially if you are an enthusiast, as it complimented the engine perfectly and offers a more engaging drive experience as compared to the automatic box. Having said that, having driven the automatic earlier, the six speed auto box isn’t lethargic and frankly in this segment will possibly outsell the manual gearbox to a large degree.

Hyundai Elantra mileage is rated at 14.6kmpl by the ARAI. However, in the real world use, you can expect 8-12 kmpl as the mileage of a car depends on the driving habits of the driver.

Hyundai Elantra Drivng

Like with all Hyundai cars, the Elantra, even with its large dimensions, is a joy to drive in the city. There is quite a large blind spot due to the A-pillar but one does get used to it quite quickly. The slightly raised driving position does have an advantage here though. Coming to the way the Elantra rides, although there is a bit of jitteryness in the Elantra especially while faced with a bump at higher speeds, at city speeds the Elantra feels very comfortable and composed. In fact, it is certainly one of the more softer sprung and more comfortable cars in its category.

Handling is still a sector where the Elantra does disappoint a little. As with most Hyundai products, the Elantra is tuned more for comfort as compared to handling. This is very evident when you go into a high speed corner and the Elantra starts to get a little uncomfortable forcing you to lift off much earlier than one usually would. That said, in a straight line, the Elantra feels rather planted with a pliant ride to boot. The brakes though do tend to get a little spongy and eventually loose feedback especially if you drive enthusiastically. That said, to the normal customer, who is either going to drive the car normally or be driven around by a chauffer, the Elantra is quite a good package.To know more importance on Hyundai Elantra visit Pasear-w

Hyundai Elantra Safety

Hyundai always gives special attention to safety and Elantra is no different. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes in the front and at the rear. The standard safety kit includes six airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors. Moreover, Emergency Stop Signal, Speed Alert System and Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Reminder are also standard. On the upper variants, you can get Front Parking Sensors, rear camera, Electronic Stability Control(ESC), Vehicle Stability Management(VSM) and IRVM with Telematics switches.

Hyundai Elantra Price In Chennai

Hyundai Elantra 2.0 MPI S Ex-showroom Price is 13,71,400/- and On Road Price is 16,72,231/-. Hyundai Elantra 2.0 MPI S comes in 5 colours, namely Sleek Silver,Phantom Black,Marina Blue,Red Passion,Polar White. Hyundai Elantra 2.0 MPI S comes with Nu 2.0 MPi with 1999 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 150 bhp@6200 rpm and Peak Torque 192 Nm@4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 14.60 Kmpl . Hyundai Elantra 2.0 MPI S comes with Manual Transmission with FWD.Check EMI Calculator for Hyundai Elantra at Fincarz.

Hyundai Elantra Verdict

Hyundai Elantra is aimed towards those who will be mostly chauffeur driven and want a handsome looking executive sedan. With its features and design, the Elantra will definitely attract a lot of attention in the market.And as we mentioned right in the beginning, the Hyundai brand is one of the biggest reasons why the Elantra has not done really well. Times have moved on though and Hyundai has now successfully moved on from just a manufacturer of practical commuter cars to the benchmark in most segments that it is a part of. And this will rub off on the Elantra too. It is an excellent car that genuinely deserves to be taken seriously. Even though there are areas where we think the Elantra does need to improve in, as a package, it is quite excellent. And of course, you get cooled seats, which by itself is enough for me personally to go buy one.

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