Hyundai has finally launched what is most certainly a breath of fresh air in a segment that hasn’t seen too much, apart from the existing Cruze, Jetta and Octavia. As far as the design goes, the new Elantra has been penned on a clean sheet of paper, as you may have noticed from what appears to be far more attractive and distinct. However, it is based on the older car’s platform.
The quality in the cabin has seen a vast improvement as well, with materials hinting at a very premium feel. The top-end variant gets Vehicle Stability Control and 6 airbags, among a host of other features, typical of a Hyundai. Also, an all-new 152hp 2.0-litre pterol unit finds its way into the bonnet, with the good ol’ 126hp 1.6-litre diesel being offered as well – both motors being synced to a 6-speed maul ‘box, along with an automatic to choose from.
It will be sold in 5 variants: S, SX, SX AT, SX(O), SX(O) AT, with the base model starting at 12.99 lakh rupees (ex-showroom, Delhi). You will be able to choose from five colours: Red Passion, Mariana Blue, Sleek Silver, Polar White and Phantom Black.