The new generation sedan packs everything that you ever wanted

Despite being launched in 2010, the fifth generation Elantra was quite fresh looking, thanks to the facelift it received in 2014. Just one year after the Korean auto giant launched the sixth generation Elantra which gives a clear message how passionate they are about this particular nameplate. There is no doubt in the fact that the Hyundai Elantra is one popular compact sedan all around the world since its introduction in 1990. We got the first glimpse of the restyled and reengineered car when the South Korean auto manufacturer revealed some images of the new generation sedan towards the beginning of last year. Later Hyundai launched the new Elantra at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The popular compact sedan looked upscale with its new design language despite being the entry level C-segment sedan.

The sixth generation Elantra gets sharper headlamps, larger front grille and stylish LED tail lamps. Although everything comes in new package but the Elantra still hasn’t lost its familiar shape. Hyundai not only gave their magical touches to the exterior but the interior too has been revamped completely. Hyundai has equipped the car with new and modern in car technologies, restyled seats for better comfort and also plenty of safety features which are meant to keep the passenger safe.

The all new Elantra is now way more attractive, aggressive and appealing. The new sedan offers better performance, better comfort, better handling and of course better experience.

Update 23.08.2016:-Hyundai has finally launched the new sixth generation Elantra in India today. We have updated all the information and prices below

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2016 Hyundai Elantra

EXTERIOR

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Although Elantra has been one of the flagship models from Hyundai in the highly competitive C segment, but the prime reason behind its popularity is the premium look of the car. While designing the 2017 Elantra, designers made it more upmarket.

We all loved the fifth generation Elantra for its curvier flowing lines I mean how can we forget the huge boot and the stylish taillamps and also those big roundish wheel arches. But compared to the previous generation sedan the new Elantra looks more sharp and premium. Towards the front profile large hexagonal grille with chromed outline and thick chrome slats has made all the difference, it actually along with those aggressive and sharp headlamps looks quite aggressive. The new headlamps design gets integrated projector units and boomerang shaped LED daytime running lamps. What else is also interesting about the front face is the fog lamps design case postioned towards lower front bumper. The new front face also consists of a completely redesigned hood which gets this accent lines that run from the A pillars and to the side ORVMs.

Talking about the side profile, the ORVMs get sporting LED turning lamps. The side profile boasts a character line which starts from the front fender and runs slightly upward ending at the tail lamps. There is a deep scallop at the bottom of the side doors as well. The wheel arches looks huge (but not like its predecessor though) and they hold the 16 inch alloy wheels. The rear profile too gets Elantra’s new design language. The LED tail lamps definitely look stylish while the rear bumper is pretty large but it doesn’t come with any detailing like the front facade.

Although the new generation Elantra used the same updated platform of its predecessor but dimensionally the sixth generation sedan is larger and wider than the previous version.

DIMENSION DATA fifth generation Elantra Change sixth generation Elantra
Length 4519 mm 50 mm 4569 mm
Width 1775 mm 25 mm 1800 mm
Height 1435 mm No 1435 mm
Wheelbase 2700 mm No 2700 mm

INTERIOR

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2016 Hyundai Elantra Interior
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The interior of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra looks more revamped than the exterior. The designers ditched the old Elantra cabin and took the cues from more premium Hyundai Sonata and Genesis to actually build their new cabin. The intuitive control, improved interior space, high quality materials and premium technology features make a combined effort to give the passengers an inviting and comfortable interior environment.

There is no doubt in the fact that in the recent years Hyundai has actually been on top of their game when it came to interior design and comfort. The front driver seats now come with better lumber support. While the rear seats too looks comfortable and offcourse the new sedan is also longer and wider than the previous generation car which actually means generous amount of leg and shoulder room. The sedan also gets 407 litres of boot space at the rear.

The new sedan does not disappoint in terms of technology as well because inside the Elantra gets a 8.0 inch HD touchscreen infotainment setup which also gets integrated navigational system. The other features inside includes a duel zone climate control, chilled glovebox and also a rear arm rest with cup holders.

Overall the interior looks more premium and the increased wheelbase also means that the new cabin provides more space as well while the technology too is top notch.

FEATURE

  • 10-way Adjustable Power Driver Seat w/ Electric Lumbar Support
  • Driver Seat height Adjustment (Manual)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dual Zone Fully Automatic Temperature Control Manual
  • Front Seats ventilation
  • Cluster Ionizer
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Auto Defogger
  • Tilt Steering
  • Telescopic Steering
  • 5.0 Touch Audio with Radio,CD & MP3 Player (base trim)
  • 8.0 Touch Audio Video Naviagation System
  • Voice Recognition
  • USB, AUX-In Connectivity
  • Bluetooth
  • Front & Rear Seat Headrests Height Adjustable

DRIVETRAIN

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The 2016 Hyundai Elantra launched in India comes powered by two different powertrains. One is a 2.0 liter Nu MPI Atkinson 4 cylinder engine that generates about 152 Ps of peak power at 6200 rpm and 19.6 kgm of maximum torque at 4, 000 rpm. The other engine on offer is the 1.6 Litre U2 diesel unit which produces about 128 Ps of peak power at 4000 rpm and 26.5 kgm of torque at 1900-2750 rpm. Both the engines are paired t0 6 speed manual transmission as standard while a 6 speed automatic transmission too is offered as an option as well.

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Nu 2.0 petrol unit U2 diesel unitI
Displacement 2.0 liter 1.6 liter
Number of cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Maximum power 147 hp @ 6200 rpm 128 hp @ 4000 rpm
Maximum torque 19.6 kgm @ 4500 rpm 26.5 kgm @ 1900-2750 rpm

RIDE AND HANDLING

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The 2017 Elantra comes lighter than the outgoing model, but the chassis comes very rigid with advanced high strength steel, which is way better than the previous model. The light body frame ensures better speed, while the riding handling and stability quality also comes pretty improved. The suspension set up comes redesigned to ensure a comfortable journey.

SAFETY FEATURES

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As already mentioned earlier the new Elantra now is built with Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) which is actually 32 percent stronger than the previous generation Elantra. The Elantra also gets fitted with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system, an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to unexpected emergency situations and brakes the car automatically if required with the help of radar and camera sensors.

The Indian spec on the other hand gets a total of 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, hill control assist etc.

PRICE

The prices of the new generation Hyundai Elantra has been provided below:

Hyundai Elantra petrol prices (Ex- showroom, Delhi)

Trims Prices
Hyundai Elantra S MT Rs 12.99L
Hyundai Elantra SX MT Rs 14.79L
Hyundai Elantra SX AT 15.89L
Hyundai Elantra SX (O) MT 16.59L
Hyundai Elantra SX (O) AT 7.99L

Hyundai Elantra prices diesel (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Trims Prices
Hyundai Elantra S MT Rs 14.99L
Hyundai Elantra SX MT Rs 16.39 L
Hyundai Elantra SX (O) MT Rs 17.69L
Hyundai Elantra SX (O) AT Rs 19.90L

COMPETITION

CHEVROLET CRUZE

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Chevrolet recently taken the wraps of the second generation Cruze, this new sedan is lighter more athletic and is also based on a new platform. As far as the new looks is concerned the new Cruze looks lot more aerodynamic and now even has a lower drag coefficient. Inside the cabin we can surely find some new stiffs including a new signature duel cockpit theme, the dash also gets a new 7 injch high resolution touchscreen. And it also features MyLink infotainment system as well. Under the hood the new Cruze gets a newly developed 1.4 Litre Turbo DOHC I-4 petrol unit which produces about 153 Hp and 240 Nm of torque.

CONCLUSION

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The new sixth generation Hyundai Elantra definitely brings a lot to the plate a completely new exterior design, a newly design premium interiors and offcourse the impressive bigger and more powerful petrol engines. There is no doubt that the new Elantra definitely stays ahead of its game when it comes to its competition.

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