Elantra to be the next launch from Hyundai, Tucson get postponed to Diwali.
Hyundai has re-invented itself with a slew of new launches and the Korean auto maker has gone ahead of its rivals in launching premium products. After the success of the Elite i20 and Creta the company is now gearing up to launch the all-new 6th generation Elantra in India this August.
The new Elantra is designed around the new mature and grown up design which makes the car look sporty yet stylish.
Design elements of the new Elantra include:
- New very Audi like hexagonal front grille
- Compact headlights with projectors
- LED day time running lamps
- Functional Arrow shaped air vents with chrome ringed fog lamps
- New double spoke alloy wheels
- Redesigned taillights with LED effect
The interiors too are a big departure from the earlier outgoing car and the swoopy treatment on the dashboard has been replaced with a more conservative looking dashboard which looks like it belongs to a step above the competition.
On the feature and equipment front the new Elantra gets:
- All new steering wheel with steering mounted controls,
- New design instrument cluster,
- Touchscreen infotainment system,
- Automatic climate control and rear A/C vents
- Smart Trunk system
Safety and Mechanicals have seen an improvement on the new Hyundai and a new set of engines and transmission options will be offered.
The car will get a new 149bhp 2.0 litre four cylinder petrol engine and 136bhp 1.6 litre diesel engine. Transmission includes a new Six Speed manual and automatic gearbox on both petrol and diesel engines
A Seven Speed dual clutch auto box paired to a turbo petrol motor under consideration for launch at later stage
Safety features like Anti-lock braking system, Electronic brake distribution, dual air-bags will available as standard from base variants while the top models could be offered with 6 air-bags, Electrical Stability control, traction control, reverse camera and parking sensors.
Hyundai will be officially announcing prices of the new Elentra in August and we can expect aggressive pricing from India’s second largest auto maker.