Hyundai Motor India Limited, the second best selling carmaker in India, released their sedan Elantra in a facelift avatar on the 3rd of October 2019. The new Hyundai car is equipped with Blue Link technology, which was only available as of now in the Hyundai Venue. This makes the Hyundai Elantra the only car in the premium sedan segment to inhabit such advanced technology.
A lot of changes have gone in the newest version of Hyundai Elantra, be it the exterior design, connectivity, or engine. It has a lot more to offer in the very same price range. The exterior gets an all-black chrome grille in the front for better engine cooling, new triangular LED headlamps, and newly designed tail lamps and fresh wheel hubs. The interior more or less remains intact with the dual-tone colour combination and gets the essential connectivity feature, Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity.
The all-new Elantra is now BS-IV compliant. Hyundai Elantra offers a 2-litre MPFI engine for both the MT and AT model, which are capable of producing a maximum power of 150bhp@6200 rpm and max torque of 192Nm @4000rpm. Both MT and AT model supports six-speed transmission. Fuel efficiency figures for MT variants are claimed to be 14.59kmpl while for AT, it is 14.62kmpl.
The Hyundai Elantra 2019 comes with dimensions of 4620 mm in length, 1800mm in width, 1465 mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2700mmm. It claims of a decent ground clearance of 170mm and weighs around 1338 kg, which includes a loaded fuel tank of 50L. New Elantra has 430 litre boot space, which is a decent number in this segment.
It is all about luxury when it comes to the premium segment. All-New Hyundai Elantra boasts of a wide range of features which includes Steering mounted audio controls, Tilt Steering adjustment, Auto headlamps, Front and Rear Armrest, Electronic Adjustable ORVM, Lumbar Support, 8 inch Touch Screen Infotainment system with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with the Bluetooth Connectivity, Push Button Start Stop, Keyless Entry, Electronic Sunroof, Hands Free Smart Trunk, Cruise Control, Glove Box Cooling, and Amplifier.
The connected safety features offer SOS/Emergency Assistance, Auto Crash Notification, and Road Side Assistance. The buttons are attached to the IRVM, which can be used in emergency situations. In case of car crash, an emergency notification will be forwarded to the telematics center and to the emergency contacts installed. Emergency calls can be made to an ambulance during emergency situations.
There is also an anti-theft feature that notifies and allows the owner to immobilize the vehicle and track its real-time position.
With the help of Blue Link Technology, Hyundai has already enhanced its safety feature to the topmost, but all this falls under passive safety. For active safety, it supports features that include 6 Airbags, Front & Rear parking sensors, Automatic Headlamps, ABS with EBD, Central Locking, Auto-Dimming, Child Safety Lock, ISOFIX, and Hill Assist.
The basic warranty offered by the Hyundai is three years / unlimited kms whichever comes first for premium cars. The service intervals remain 6 months/10000 km, whichever comes first. New Elantra too receives the same warranty package. As mentioned earlier, Hyundai provides roadside assistance for its models in case of any issue 24x7.
Elantra is available only in petrol trim. There are four variants in total under the petrol trim, two with manual and two with automatic gearbox.
Manual variants S and SX are priced at Rs.15.89 lakh and Rs.18.49 lakh while Automatic variants S and SX are priced at Rs.19.49 lakh and Rs.20.39 lakh respectively. All prices are ex-showroom.