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  • January 1, 2020

Hyundai Elantra Hatchback First Drive


Hyundai Elantra Overview

The Elantra follows Hyundai’s Fluidic design language and is one of the best looking of all the cars in the company’s model line up here. Design wise, the front fascia sports stunning looking swept-back headlights coupled with projector bulbs and LED guide lights. Other bits like Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille, boomerang shaped fog lamps and chrome garnish impart an aggressive as well as a handsome character to the Elantra. The side-profile features yet more chrome and tastefully designed alloy wheels. At the back, there are LED effect tail-lamps and chrome-tipped exhaust and dual-tone bumper design.

Inside, the premium feel of the Elantra continues. The interiors are very well equipped and feature hi-tech futuristic gadgets.The curvy centre-console looks funky and the buttons are neatly laid out. The steering wheel feels chunky to hold while features like push button start, power sunroof, one touch windows, leather seating, Bluetooth/USB/auxiliary inputs and a rear-view camera give it an even more upmarket feel. The Elantra is very possibly the best-equipped car in its segment!

Hyundai Elantra Design

Elantra exteriors look sporty and luxurious as the whole car has been updated with new design elements. At the front, there are sleek automatic headlamps with Daytime-Running-Lamps which houses the LED Quad Projector Headlamps with positioning lamps. Hyundai has also updated the old grille with its signature cascading grille. The foglamps are cleverly placed in a triangular housing in the bumper. The 16-inch alloy wheels,chrome outside door handles with pocket lights and chrome window beltline enhances the elegance of the Elantra. At the rear, the new set of LED Taillamps which have a multi-dimension look and the reverse light has been placed in the lower half of the bumper.Check for Hyundai Elantra price in Hyderabad at CarBing.

Hyundai Elantra Cabin

Hyundai Elantra interior features a load of comfort features and design elements. Hyundai has given a Dual-tone Beige & Black theme with an electric sunroof for an airy feel of the cabin. The leather upholstery, steering wheel, gear knob and aluminium pedals add to the luxurious feel of the cabin. The driver gets Smart Key with Push Button Start, Cruise Control and 10-WAY Adjustable Power seats with Lumbar Support for convenience. The Instrument Cluster with Color Display shows vital information to the driver.

For added convenience, the executive sedan gets dual-zone automatic climate control. Ventilated seats, rear AC vents and hands-free smart trunk. The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is loaded with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation and Bluelink app connectivity. This system is powered by Infinity. Infinity is offering front & rear door speakers, front central speaker, front tweeters, sub-woofer, an amplifier for an astounding audio experience

Hyundai Elantra Gearbox

The car with me is the US spec 2.0-litre petrol with 147bhp on tap. It also delivers 179Nm of torque and the engine offers a broad torque band, which is great. The standard gearbox is a 6-speed manual though my test car has the optional 6-speed automatic with Shiftronic (tiptronic). There are three driving modes – eco, sport, normal, which as you must’ve guessed alter gearshift timing, throttle response, and steering feel.While I did get the sense of the wheel feeling lighter or stiffer, the sport mode is not very different or fun really. Ride quality is enhanced though – Hyundai has reconfigured the rear twist-beam, and added a ore vertical and longer shock absorber at the rear for better impact damping. This means a stiffer ride, without being hard and bouncy.

The new Elantra has no paddle shifters, which means you have to nudge the tiptronic gearbox if you want to switch to manual. The car is best left in the computer-controlled automatic mode though which is brilliant. I strongly recommend that Hyundai pushes this new gearbox in India. There is definite reduction in overall noise levels on this car – and Hyundai tells me that NVH has been really a focus area for this generation. India gets the 2.0-litre petrol and the new reworked 1.6-litre diesel.

Hyundai Elantra mileage is rated at 14.6kmpl by the ARAI. However, in the real world use, you can expect 8-12 kmpl as the mileage of a car depends on the driving habits of the driver.

Hyundai Elantra Driving

Elantra has always been a soft-sprung car for the comfortable ride. The suspension absorbs most of the bumps on the roads. It is only the sharpest of potholes that filter through the cabin. The performance from the engine is linear as the sedan is aimed for chauffeur-driven people and the attention has been given to the comfort of the rear seat.

Hyundai Elantra Safety

Hyundai always gives special attention to safety and Elantra is no different. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes in the front and at the rear. The standard safety kit includes six airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors. Moreover, Emergency Stop Signal, Speed Alert System and Driver & Passenger Seatbelt Reminder are also standard. On the upper variants, you can get Front Parking Sensors, rear camera, Electronic Stability Control(ESC), Vehicle Stability Management(VSM) and IRVM with Telematics switches.To know more info on Hyundai Elantra visit Getreadyoregon

Hyundai Elantra Price in Hyderabad

Hyundai Elantra 2.0 MPI S Ex-showroom Price is 13,71,400/- and On Road Price is 16,50,935/-. Hyundai Elantra 2.0 MPI S comes in 5 colours, namely Sleek Silver,Phantom Black,Marina Blue,Red Passion,Polar White. Hyundai Elantra 2.0 MPI S comes with Nu 2.0 MPi with 1999 CC Displacement and 4 Cylinders with Maximum Power 150 bhp@6200 rpm and Peak Torque 192 Nm@4000 rpm DRIVE TRAIN FWD and reaches 14.60 Kmpl . Hyundai Elantra 2.0 MPI S comes with Manual Transmission with FWD.

Hyundai Elantra Final Word

Hyundai Elantra is aimed towards those who will be mostly chauffeur driven and want a handsome looking executive sedan. With its features and design, the Elantra will definitely attract a lot of attention in the market.


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