November 2, 2016 – Launched on 23rd August 2016, the all-new Hyundai Elantra premium saloon seems to be performing well for the South Korean carmaker in India. Within one month of its arrival, Hyundai registered over 1,100 bookings out of which 60% bookings for the petrol version of the car. Since the pre-orders for the saloon continue to pour in, the numbers have now gone over 1,500 bookings. On the flip side, the new Elantra currently commands a waiting period of nearly 4-5 months. Available in a total of 9 variants spread across five trim levels – S, SX, SX AT, SX (O) & SX (O) AT – the new Hyundai Elantra 2016’s prices range between Rs 12.99 lakh – Rs 19.19 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). Engine options for the saloon are 2.0-litre dual VTVT petrol (150bhp & 190Nm) and 1.6-litre CRDi diesel (126bhp & 265Nm), paired to a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra made its world debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show where the company showcased its new design language. In India, the new Elantra is being manufactured at Hyundai’s Chennai-based plant. The new-generation Hyundai Elantra has been a runaway success for the Korean carmaker ever since its launch in international markets. With over 10 million sales, the saloon is claimed to be the sixth best-selling car in the world. With all-new design, improved functionality and class-leading performance, the new Hyundai Elantra 2016 is likely to continue its high value proposition in the competitive premium sedan segment.
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Hyundai Elantra 2016 Price in India
|Variant||Price (Ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|S Petrol||Rs 12.99 lakh|
|SX Petrol||Rs 14.79 lakh|
|SX AT Petrol||Rs 15.89 lakh|
|SX (O) Petrol||Rs 16.59 lakh|
|SX (O) AT Petrol||Rs 17.99 lakh|
|S Diesel||Rs 14.79 lakh|
|SX Diesel||Rs 16.39 lakh|
|SX (O) Diesel||Rs 17.69 lakh|
|SX (O) AT Diesel||Rs 19.19 lakh|
New Hyundai Elantra 2016 India Specifications
|2.0-litre GDi Petrol||150bhp, 190Nm|
|1.6-litre VGT CRDi Diesel||126bhp, 265Nm|
|Transmission||6-speed Manual or Automatic & a 7-speed DCT|
New Hyundai Elantra 2016 India Mileage
|Petrol Model||14.59 kmpl (MT) & 14.62 kmpl (AT)|
|Diesel Model||22.54 kmpl (MT) & 18.23 kmpl (AT)|
For the record, Hyundai claims that the 2016 Elantra petrol returns fuel efficiency of 14.59 kmpl (MT) and 14.62 kmpl (AT). On the other hand, the diesel version gives an impressive 22.5 kmpl (MT) and 18.23 kmpl (AT). With such impressive mileage figures, the Elantra becomes one of the most fuel-efficient cars in its league.
2016 Hyundai Elantra India Colours
The new-gen Elantra has 5 exterior colours to offer – Mystic Blue, Red Passion, Sleek Silver, Polar White and Phantom Black.
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Hyundai Elantra 2016 Exterior
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra sits on a more flexible chassis reinforced with 53% AHSS (advanced high-strength steel), thus making it lighter than its predecessor. The increased utilization of AHSS improves its torsional rigidity by 29.5% and bending strength by 25.3%. Furthermore, it enhances the overall handling and driving experience of the car. The Elantra sedan was the first Hyundai car to feature the Fluidic design philosophy in India. This new saloon carries a more evolved Fluidic design, but it is now designed on European lines.
With features like a large hexagonal grille with chrome inserts, sweptback headlamps with dynamic bending lights and newly designed vertically stacked LED DRLs, the fascia of the sedan seems to be inspired from the Genesis G90. The car also wears re-designed bumper, boomerang-shaped fog lights, contoured and pronounced hood, and Sonata Hybrid-inspired functional front wheel air curtains on the lower front fascia.
The side profile of the saloon has also been revised modishly with elongated roofline, sweeping window silhouette, all-new LED door handles and 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. Towards the rear, the car features LED tail-lamps and LED indicators. Dimensionally, the new Elantra is 20mm longer and 25mm wider than the previous model. Now, the saloon measures 4,570mm in length, 1,800mm in width and 1,440mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,700mm.
New Hyundai Elantra 2016 Interior
The cabin of the new Elantra is more up-market than the old model. The sedan has a dashboard integrated 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and new-generation BlueLink telematics and connectivity. The new Elantra also comes with several segment-first features such as Hyundai’s hands-free smart trunk release, dual-position seat memory and LED door handle approach lighting. Other key features include two driving modes, rear seats with 60:40 split, smart boot opening, anti-pinch electric sunroof, push button, cruise control, rear AC vents, automatic climate control, etc.
As far as safety is concerned, the saloon comes loaded with a new driver’s knee airbag, anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC), tire pressure monitoring system, vehicle stability management (VSM) and traction control. The optional offerings include blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, a rear view camera, adaptive lighting, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and lane change assist.
New Hyundai Elantra 2016 India – Engine & Transmission
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra comes with a choice two engines – a 2.0-litre VTVT petrol and a 1.6-litre VGT CRDi diesel. While the former produces a peak power of 150bhp with 190Nm of torque, the latter one returns a claimed power of 126bhp with 265Nm of torque. The saloon can be brought either with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox.
New Hyundai Elantra 2016 Features
– Hexagonal grille with chrome inserts
– All-new bumper with integrated LED DRLs
– HID headlamps with ‘Dynamic Bending Lights’
– Functional front wheel air curtains on the lower front fascia
– 16-inch alloy wheels
– Elongated roofline
– Sweeping window silhouette
– LED tail-lamps and indicators
– Hyundai’s hands-free smart trunk release
– LED door handle approach lighting
– 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay
– Dual-position seat memory
– Anti-lock braking system
– Electronic stability control
– Tire pressure monitoring system
– Vehicle stability management
– Traction control
– New driver’s knee airbag
– 50-litre fuel tank capacity
– Eco & Sport driving modes
– 170mm ground clearance
-458-litre boot space
– Blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert
– Rear view camera
– Adaptive lighting
– Adaptive cruise control
– Lane keep assist
– Lane change assist
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New Hyundai Elantra 2016 India Other Details
Front – McPherson strut
Rear Coupled torsion beam axle
Front & Rear – Disc
Front & Rear – 205/60 R16