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New-gen Hyundai Elantra likely to launch before the end of this quarter

New-gen Hyundai Elantra likely to launch before the end of this quarter
Nikhil Puthran Nikhil Puthran Thursday 14 July 2016, 14:29 PM

The Elantra sedan from Hyundai has been a popular name across global markets. Last year, Hyundai had introduced the new Elantra in the international markets, while its India debut is expected sometime in late August – early September this year. The new model will sport a fresh design and improved creaturely comfort features.

We believe that Hyundai might offer the new Elantra in India with existing engine options – a 1.8-litre petrol engine which generates 147bhp of power and 178Nm of torque, while the 1.8-litre turbocharged diesel engine will generate about 126bhp of power and 260Nm of torque. The engines will be available with choice of manual and automatic transmission. It is to be seen if the new Elantra will be offered with 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines too.

In terms of dimensions, the new Hyundai Elantra will measure 20mm longer at 4610mm in length, about 25mm wider at 1800mm in width and 1450mm in height. However, the new sedan’s wheelbase remains the same as the current generation at 2700mm. As for design, the new Elantra now sports a larger and bolder hexagonal front grille which complements the new sharp sweptback headlamps. The sides look sporty with sharp ORVMs integrated with turn lights and new alloys. The rear is adorned with stylish wraparound tail lights.

The top-of-the-line variant is expected to offer a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation. It might also include Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, Music player, AUX-IN and Bluetooth connectivity among range of other interesting features. Post launch, the new Hyundai Elantra will compete against the likes of Skoda Octavia and the Volkswagen Jetta in India. On the pricing aspect, we believe it might be priced between Rs 16 lakh – Rs 18 lakh.

 

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