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Hyundai launches All New Elantra

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Hyundai launches All New Elantra

Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today launched the All New 6th Generation Elantra, which redefines prestige in its class.

All Round Excellence and Great Experience are some of the Expressions that are associated with the All New Elantra, which has establishes it as the most popular model globally. The development team associated with the creation of the All New Elantra has conquered the tough challenge of creating a model which could live-up to this reputation and deliver unmatched value. For this, after taking feedback from numerous customers globally, A Completely New Vehicle Platform was created with Safety & Performance as highest priority.

Speaking at the launch of The All New Elantra, Mr. Y K Koo, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said,

The All New Elantra is the Global Bestseller and has set forth new standards in its every generation. In the pursuit to achieve world’s best technology, the All New Elantra is the culmination of 26 years of continuous and dedicated research by Hyundai Motor. Currently in its 6th Generation, the All New Elantra builds upon the momentum and success of its award-winning history with strong value proposition. The advanced safety, bold aerodynamic design and class above features make it a complete driving experience Redefining The Prestige in its class.

Dynamic Design

‘Dynamic Precision’ is the new Fluidic 2.0 design language of the 6th Generation Elantra. The exterior projects Bold, Stylish and Dynamic expression while the interiors echo generous flair of Comfort and Luxury making it the Best Elantra Ever Made.

The exterior styling of All New Elantra is Bold, Modern and Futuristic. The design evolution encourages dynamic expression and projects sportiness with sense of stability. The front is defined by Hyundai’s signature chrome hexagonal grille that projects bold and distinctive character. While the sleek HID headlamps together with LED light guides gives a sharp and futuristic look. The side profile is designed with a sence of sporty & coupe like silhouette while the rear is extremely impactful with eye catching split type LED Tail lamps. Aerodynamic profile of the car along with innovative wheel air curtain and other advance design package technologies have resulted in Best-in-Class drag coefficient of 0.29.

The All New Elantra’s sculpted body forms are complimented smoothly by contoured lines that reveal the underlying inspiration of Hyundai’ designers. The wide & horizontal front is in harmony with slim headlamps, 3D hexagonal grille creating futuristic, elegant appearance with the split type LED tail lamps further adding to the Styling and Premiumness of All New Elantra.

Key Exterior Features:

  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) headLamps (New)
  • LED Daytime Running light with Positioning lamps (New)
  • Projector Fog lamps (New)
  • Split type LED Tail Lamp (New)
  • Shark Fin Antenna (New)
  • Welcome Function with Door Pocket Light (First-in-Segment)
  • Gunmetal Finish 16” Alloy Wheel & Silica Tyres
  • Chrome Belt Line
  • Glass Antenna
  • Chrome Outside Door Handles

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The Simple, Modern and Driver oriented interior with premium silver detailing creates a perfect blend of luxury and convenience. The all new layout with attention to detail makes the interior feel more comfortable and spacious. All New Elantra offers driver centric cockpit design with ergonomically placed controls for Multimedia and Parking Convenience. The Intelligent design offers good balance of interior space along with 458 liters of Boot space for long weekend trips.

  • The Driver-centric Horizontal crash pad layout with T shaped center fascia and a subtle tilt towards driver’s seat ensures minimal driver movement for comfortable and safe driving.
  • Supervision Cluster integrating 3.5˝ Mono TFT-LCD offers all the useful information with outstanding visibility (New)
  • Auto Cruise Control
  • Voice recognition (New)
  • Tilt and Telescopic adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Ergonomically designed steering wheel controls for Audio, Cruise and Voice control provides enhanced comfort during long drive

Driving Performance

Built on a new platform with 53% Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) structure, Elantra offers a whole new level of ride comfort with smooth & precise handling, improved interior quietness and enhanced safety.
Superior Ride and Handling characteristics of platform are complemented by MacPherson Strut Suspension in front and Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) in the rear along with Hydraulic Rebound Stopper (HRS) in rear shock absorber for improved damping, ensuring a comfortable ride and stabilized driving.

Exterior Dimensions

  • Length x Width x Height: 4,570 x 1,800 x 1,465 mm
  • Wheelbase:2,700 mm
  • Max Tyre: 205/ 60 R16 Alloy Wheels
  • Ground clearance: 165 mm

The trustworthy driving performance and stability make Elantra a driver’s car by innovating on the fundamentals. The All New Elantra gives Choice of Efficient and Advanced Powertrains. The driver can feel the power of technology with option of two performance packed engines of All New Elantra:

The newest member of Hyundai gasoline family, powerful Nu 2.0L petrol engine is the biggest petrol engine in its class. It’s Lightweight All Aluminum Block & Plastic Intake Manifold aid in high fuel economy and superior performance.

Hyundai’s renowned and proven 1.6L U2 Common Rail Technology diesel engine offers powerful performance with low NVH, high fuel efficiency and durability. Driving pleasure within the city and highway is ensured by the variable geometry turbocharger for low and high end torque.

Engine Specifications

Petrol Engine Nu 2.0 MPi
Capacity (cc) 1,999
Maximum Power (ps/rpm) 152ps@6200 rpm
Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm) 19.6@4,000 rpm

Diesel Engine 1.6 VGT CRDi
Capacity (cc) 1,582
Maximum Power (ps/rpm) 128ps@4,000
Maximum Torque (kgm/rpm) 26.5@1,900~2,750 rpm

The chassis structure is developed to give stability and actual mileage improvement during high-speed driving. In-house developed 6-Speed Manual and 6-Speed Automatic Transmission offer superb smoothness and better fuel efficiency. The 2nd Generation 6- Speed Petrol AT is more refined with reduced frictional losses. The First-in-Segment ‘DRIVE MODE select’ feature gives an option to the driver to choose between ‘ECO Mode’-for higher fuel efficiency or ‘SPORT Mode’ for enthralling performance at the press of a button.

Smart Comfort

Interior of Elantra continues to depict a modern driver oriented design that is optimized for intuitive control, improved interior roominess, high quality material and latest technology features. The contemporary interior design integrates premium soft touch material. The wide design of instrument panel offers a feeling of spaciousness.

The All New Elantra offers a host of premium and Segment Unique Comfort Features such as the Smart trunk (First-in-Segment) that automatically unlocks and pops-out when the owner stands with-in 3 feet behind the vehicle with smart key for more than 3 seconds. The front seat frames are light weight and with high-tensile strength for improved performance against collisions. Moreover, the multi-firmness seat pad helps reduce driver fatigue over long distance.

The All New Elantra features advanced infotainment system with 8.0 High Definition capacitive touch screen- Audio Video Navigation System (AVN) with rear view camera is for improved driver visibility and functionality. Multimedia system is equipped with Apple Carplay and Android Auto for seamless integration of app based navigation, streaming audio, voice controlled search capabilities and smartphone applications. For the first time, All New Elantra comes with 6 speakers along with SMART SURROUND SYSTEM by ‘Arkamys’ delivering a music experience much closer to the artists original intent.

Some Key Interior features include

  • Electric Sunroof (New)
  • Dual Zone FATC with Cluster Ionizer
  • Front Ventilated Seat
  • Engine Start/Stop Button
  • Available in Premium Leatherite Upholstery
  • Rear AC Vents
  • Electro Chromic Mirror
  • Premium Door Scuff Plates
  • Aluminium Pedals

Advanced Safety

All Hyundai cars are developed, tested and built-in keeping with the Hyundai ‘Safe-Drive Philosophy’. Beyond active safety technologies, All New Elantra is built to comply with Hyundai’s strict safety standards, helping it to meet the safety requirements.

The All-new Elantra is developed with 53% of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), an additional 32% increase over the previous generation model. AHSS components are used to increase stiffness of chassis and protect passengers effectively in case of collision.

Key Safety Features:

  • 6 Airbags
  • Dual Airbags and Anti-lock brake system (ABS) with EBD as Standard
  • Reverse parking camera with steering adaptive guidelines & Reverse Parking Sensors
  • Electronic Stability control (ESC)
  • Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) – Best-in- Class
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Front Projection Fog Lamps (New)
  • High Intensity Discharge (HID) Head Lamps (New)
  • Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts
  • Impact Sensing Door Unlock/Speed Sensing Lock

Variants and Colour

The All New Elantra will be available in 9 variants with 5 exterior colour options.

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