Hyundai has launched a facelifted version of the Elantra sedan for the Indian market. There are three variants across five colour option with a BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre petrol engine.
This updated Elantra gets a new face, tail lamps, bumpers as well as a new design for the alloy wheels. The interiors have been updated too with a new eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control, sunroof, cruise control, wireless charging, front ventilated seats, 4.2-inch MID with colour display, cooled glove box, 10-way power-adjustable driver seat and BlueLink connectivity. The last feature is a first-in-segment and is expected to find its way to other Hyundai vehicles too.
It is available in three variants S, SX and SX (O) of which the latter two can be had with either the manual or automatic transmission. All versions of the Elantra get six airbags, ABS with EBD, ISOFIX child seat mounting points as well as disc brakes all around. The only engine on offer is a BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre petrol producing 152bhp/192Nm. This engine can be had with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
The Elantra is Hyundai’s competitor for the likes of the Skoda Octavia, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla as well as SUVs like the Jeep Compass and Hyundai’s very own Tucson. In this price bracket you also get top versions of the Tata Hexa and the Mahindra XUV500.