The Hyundai Elantra is the Korean manufacturer’s premium executive sedan and will compete with the likes of the Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Corolla and upcoming 2017 Chevy Cruze.
Hyundai India has decided to get the all new next generation Elantra sedan to India this month on the 23rd August. This will be the third generation of the Elantra in India and comes in immediately after its international launch. The Hyundai Elantra is based on an all new platform that is said to be 30 percent stiffer than the outgoing car, but shares its wheelbase with the current car. The executive sedan has got a complete makeover inside out with a more mature design language but it is no less of a headturner. The Elantra is expected to be class leading yet again with respect to creature comforts.
The next generation Hyundai Elantra is designed on the slightly modified Fluidic Sculpture design launguage. So the car retains the coupe like rear, while rest of the design can be best termed as evolutionary. The insides of the car will offer all of the features of the current car and more. You will get a bigger touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation and a completely redesigned dashboard which looks more premium than before. Features like the cooled seats which was one of the most loved features on the current car have been retained.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra will be powered by an uprated 1.6-litre diesel motor that is estimated to deliver 135 BHP. The petrol motor on the Hyundai Elantra will be all new though. The car could get a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol or an all new 1.4-litre direct injection turbo-petrol. Both petrol and diesel variants will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox while the 1.4-litre petrol will come mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox only. The diesel too will get an autobox that could be a carry forward from the current car. All variants are expected to deliver classs leading fuel economy. We would be driving the all new Elantra soon after its official launch, stay tuned to this space for more.