Korean automaker, Hyundai will launch the long-awaited 2019 Elantra facelift in India on October 3, 2019. Bookings for the sedan have also been started at authorised Hyundai dealerships. Hyundai has now announced that the new 2019 Elantra will be India’s first fully connected and BS6 compliant premium executive sedan. It will be equipped with Hyundai Blue Link connectivity solution with 34 features.
After Venue, the Elantra facelift will be the brand’s second model to feature the Hyundai Blue Link Technology. The new model has 34 features out of which 10 are India specific. The Blue Link tech is based on the theme ‘Your Connected Friend on the Go’, which is enabled by Artificial Intelligence and Server Based Voice Recognition technology that has Indian English support and natural language understanding.
Leaked documents reveal that the 2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift will be offered in 3 variants – S, SX and SX(O). The company has also confirmed that the updated sedan will be offered in petrol version only. It will be powered by a BSVI compliant 2.0-litre petrol engine that is capable of producing 152PS of power at 6,200rpm and a peak torque of 192Nm at 4,000rpm. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque convertor automatic. Hyundai claims that the BS6 petrol engine will have low vibrations, superior performance and higher fuel efficiency. Also See – Hyundai Elantra facelift variant-wise features
Hyundai Blue Link features are mainly categorised in 7 parts – Safety, Security, Remote, Vehicle relationship management (VRM), Location based service, Alert services and Artificial Intelligence. Some of the features include auto crash notification, road side assistance, tyre pressure monitoring system, stolen vehicle tracking, remote engine start/stop, remote climate control, remote door lock/unlock, monthly health alert, maintenance alert, driving information, push map to car from app, Live traffic information, live car tracking, live car location sharing, Geo-fence alert, and voice recognition (Indian English).