Hyundai Elantra Expert Review

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Introduction

Hyundai’s D-segment stalwart - the Elantra - is in its sixth generation now. A global best-seller, the sedan initially fumbled in the Indian market, before going on to displacing the segment leader - the Toyota Corolla. The all-new avatar promises to be better than ever, features a plethora of new technology and a new engine as well. Does the Elantra have what it takes to catapult back to the number one spot? Let’s find out -

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Pros
  • Fluidic design is clean and crisp. Turns a lot of heads.
  • Feature packed - projector headlamps with daytime running lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, sunroof etc.
  • 2.0-litre petrol engine is super silent and refined.
  • Six-speed automatic transmission is quick to shift, gear changes are smooth as well.
  • Comfortable ride quality, best-suited for the chauffeur driven.
Cons
  • Not for the enthusiast. 1.6-litre diesel feels underpowered compared to immediate rivals.
  • Hard plastics used on the interior buttons and switches feel out of place in an otherwise premium interior
  • Under-thigh support in the rear bench could have been better. Headroom is slightly compromised due to the sloping roofline as well.
  • Most feel-good features limited to top-end variant only

Stand Out Features

  • 8-inch touchscreen audio system gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 6-speaker sound system tweaked by Arkamys sounds good too.

    8-inch touchscreen audio system gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 6-speaker sound system tweaked by Arkamys sounds good too.

  • Only car in its class to feature ventilated seats. An absolute boon in the summers.

    Only car in its class to feature ventilated seats. An absolute boon in the summers.

  • Handsfree boot release

    Handsfree boot release

CarDekho Verdict

In its latest iteration, the Hyundai Elantra has tweaked its recipe to make it one notch better. It is more refined, safer, and equally fuel-efficient. It isn’t the sportiest of the lot, but it does well as an everyday commuter.

"If you need a plush sedan to be chauffeured to the office and back in, the Elantra comes across as a logical, value-for-money choice."

If you need a plush sedan to be chauffeured to the office and back in, the Elantra comes across as a logical, value-for-money choice.

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