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Key Specs of Hyundai Elantra
|Mileage (upto)||14.62 kmpl|
|Engine (upto)||1999 cc|
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Hyundai Elantra price list (Variants)
|Elantra Diesel1582 cc, Manual, DieselEXPIRED||Rs.15.00 Lakh*|
|Elantra VTVT S1999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 14.59 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.15.89 Lakh*|
|Elantra VTVT SX1999 cc, Manual, Petrol, 14.59 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.17.86 Lakh*|
|Elantra CRDi SX1493 cc, Manual, Diesel, 14.59 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.18.88 Lakh*|
|Elantra VTVT SX AT1999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 14.62 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.18.89 Lakh*|
|Elantra VTVT SX Option AT1999 cc, Automatic, Petrol, 14.62 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.20.11 Lakh*|
|Elantra CRDi SX Option AT1493 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 14.62 kmplEXPIRED||Rs.21.13 Lakh*|
Hyundai Elantra Review
The 2012 Elantra is arguably the most beautiful Hyundai, if not of all executive sedans, to grace Indian roads. Its evolution in 2016, and now in 2019 have been more controversial. The new design uses sharp lines to form triangles in the headlamps and turn indicators at the front. Just the front.
However it might look, the details in the design are still painstaking. The quad LED projector headlamps are neatly aligned below an angular streak of LED DRLs which extend all the way into the grille. These look particularly good at night, especially in a parking lot.
Move to the side, and the Elantra shows class. Itis 50mm longer than before. And for a mere facelift, that’s quite a bit. Given that the other dimensions have remained the same, the Elantra looks more elegant. The smooth tuck of the bonnet and the swooping roofline gives it a well rounded stance. The 16-inch wheels are new as well but we would have better appreciated a dual-tone design because…
The new rear bumper features a gloss black finish for the registration plate, which extends all the way to the reflectors. Similar elements in the wheel would have given it even more attitude. The attention to details continues in the taillamps, with sharp LED elements forming an intricate design. The rest, however, is quite plain and classy, apart from that camera placement that sticks out like a sore thumb. Overall, the front of the Elantra might divide opinions but the rest of the car is easy on the eyes.
Like the front and rear of the car, there is a divide between the exterior and the interior of the Elantra as well. Stepping in it immediately takes you 10 years back to an era when luxury cars packed charm and class, not just screens and gadgets. This doesn’t mean you are deprived of the latter but rather that they are well blended. The dashboard layout is pretty old-school with a black top and a beige bottom, a change from the all-black dashboard of the pre-facelift car. The car doesn’t shy away from quality materials as well, with the black plastic offering a soft touch and well finished silver accents on the vents and dashboard. However, the bottom half leaves a bit to be desired in terms of premiumness.
The steering wheel is new as well and looks quite handsome with tactile controls. The new MID packs a colour display and offers a plethora of easy to digest information. My favourite is the parking sensor display whose output is synced with the speakers. When the front left sensor fires up, the output is via the front left speaker alone. Neat! It also has a cool display for the SMART drive mode that lets you know which mode you are currently driving in. The screen also has a display for the tyre pressure monitoring system, a new addition in the 2019 facelift.
The seating is relatively low, like a sedan should be. But you always have the option to increase the height of the seat by the push, or rather pull of a button. The driver gets a 10-way adjustment including lumbar as well. The passenger, however, gets no such option. The seats are dressed in perforated leather to allow the ventilated seats to work, a godsend in the Indian summer. Also, you now get a wireless phone charger which can hold the biggest of phablets you can throw at it, dual-zone climate control, a 12V socket along with a USB charger, sunroof and a pleasing Infinity sound system. The touchscreen too is very Hyundai-like, in a good way, and offers connected car tech as well.
But, there are a few missing features which hold back the overall charming experience of the cabin -- like a manual day/night IRVM, manual toggled for the boot and fuel cap, and no one-touch windows for the passengers. Silly misses.
Passengers at the back will appreciate the Elantra for its focus on the things which matter. The seats offer good cushioning and the backrest angle makes for a relaxed rear seat drive. Under-thigh support is plenty and you can happily spend long hours in this seat. Seating three abreast is relatively comfortable as well. Its shortcoming lies in the limited headroom for taller passengers and the lack of rear-seat features. You only get rear AC vents and armrest with cupholders. No charging ports, no reading lights, no one-touch windows, nothing.
420 litres is ample space for the biggest of your airport bags. In our test, the Elantra managed to engulf all three of our suitcases plus two carry bags, with still space for more. Check!
A big boost to the 2019 Elantra’s lineup has been the safety kit. 6 airbags are now offered as standard. You also get ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and ISOFIX child seat mounts. The India-specific car is yet to be tested by the NCAP for a crash test score.
The Elantra’s 2.0-litre petrol engine has been a delight to drive in the past. This time though, lab coats have fiddled with the setup to make it BS6-compliant. Naturally, the question arises: has the experience or performance been downgraded?
The answer is a loud and resounding no. In fact, in our test numbers, the 2019 Elantra is faster than the 2016 Elantra by a very short margin. Not just that, it has proven to be more frugal as well. The engine takes on city duties with enthusiasm as there is loads of torque in the mid range. Go past 2000rpm and the engine comes alive. Not in a stain-your-pants way, but rather in a linear and controlled fashion. There is always enough power to fight for gaps or quick overtakes in the city.
The drive modes further help your driving mannerisms by changing the throttle response, steering weight and the way the gearbox behaves. While Eco, Normal and Smart offer a pleasant drive, even while going a little hard on the paddle, Sport feels too jerky and enthusiastic between bumpers. Drive sensibly and you too can manage 11.17kmpl in the city.
The transmission offers quick and smooth gear changes, even when you are a little heavy on the gas paddle. It shoots from 0-100kmph in 10.66s, which is impressive. Kickdown from 20-80kmph too takes just 6.21s. Both these numbers are better than the Civic and Corolla Altis, but nowhere close to the Octavia.
Get on a highway and the Elantra comes into its element. The engine rests at just 2200rpm at 100kmph in the 6th cog and offers a relaxed, sound-free drive. This is the reason it could deliver an impressive 16.28kmpl. There is plenty of juice left to go beyond 100kmph as well and the Elantra can manage much higher speeds all day with ease.
The Elantra has a tough set of rivals, but it always had price on its side to add to its case. The Rs 1.5 lakh hike in the asking price has reduced that affect. Still, at Rs 20.39 lakh, it offers a good blend of quality, comfort, features, sportiness and, well… looks. But to strike this delicate mechanical balance, it fails to please your heart in ways the Octavia and the Civic do.
However, if your car-buying decisions are not made by your heart, but higher up in your body, things become much simpler. Despite the minor missing features, the Elantra delivers great value. It will keep the family safe and comfortable, keep you engaged in features and offers a comfortable daily drive. So if you are looking for an executive sedan, the Elantra deserves to be checked out.
Pros & Cons of Hyundai Elantra
Things We Like
- Wonderfully balanced ride quality. Super comfortable in the city.
- Engine-transmission combination is well tuned. Offers a smooth, hassle free drive on all fronts.
- Convenience features like ventilated seats and wireless charger are a must have in today’s conditions.
Things We Don't Like
- Looks are polarizing. Use of triangles on an otherwise curvy design feels a mismatch.
- The exteriors have been modernised but the interiors still feel old-school.
- Missing features like an auto day/night IRVM, electronic boot and fuel cap release and one-touch power windows for the passengers takes back from the premium experience
Stand Out Features
Wireless charger is fast and convenient.
Ventilated seats are a godsend in summers.
BlueLink connected tech offers peace of mind.
Specification of Hyundai Elantra
|Engine Displacement (cc)||1582|
|No. of cylinder||4|
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)||126.2bhp@4000rpm|
|Max Torque (nm@rpm)||259.88Nm@1900-2750rpm|
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Elantra Latest Update
Hyundai Elantra Price: The Elantra is priced from Rs 17.86 lakh to Rs 21.13 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
Hyundai Elantra Variants: Hyundai offers it in two variants: SX and SX(O).
Hyundai Elantra Powertrain: It is powered by a 2-litre petrol engine (152PS/192Nm), mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The diesel Elantra gets the second-gen Creta’s 1.5-litre unit (115PS/250Nm) and shares its transmission options with its petrol counterpart.
Hyundai Elantra Features: The Elantra comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, wireless charging, connected car tech, and Infinity sound system.
Hyundai Elantra Safety: Safety features on offer include six airbags, electronic stability control, and front and rear parking sensors.
Hyundai Elantra Rivals: Its only rival is the Skoda Octavia.
Hyundai Elantra 2021: Hyundai is expected to launch the next-gen Elantra in India by the second half of 2022.
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