Unless you have missed our updates of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, you are likely aware that the carmaker is going to launch the car in India on August 23. Fanning the flames of anticipation, the manufacturer has now released new teasers for the upcoming car.
This new-gen Hyundai Elantra has gone through a major design makeover sporting an aggressive and more stylish look than the existing model. It measures 4,610mm in length, 1,800mm in width and 1,450mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,700mm. This makes it 20mm longer and 25mm wider than the outgoing model, which has been taken off the Indian website.
The fascia comes with a re-designed hexagonal grille and swept-back headlights. The latter are expected to come with the dynamic bending lights. Up front, the bumpers have been tweaked for a sporty look featuring vertically aligned DRLs. The car will ride on alloy wheels that have a funky design. Completing the look are the wide LED tail lights at the back, which are in line with Hyundai's Fluidic design language.
Just like the exterior, the interior also gets a refreshed styling. The cabin boasts of a new steering wheel that will feature cruise control for added comfort. There is a seven-inch infotainment system with touchscreen function. The standard safety features include traction Control, ABS, electronic stability Control, vehicle stability management, tyre pressure monitoring system, and a new driver’s knee airbag. The optional features include a Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.
The upcoming Hyundai Elantra is likely to come powered by the same 1.6-litre petrol and diesel engines. However, reports suggest that the carmaker might bring the new 2.0-litre petrol engine to India and a revision to the existing 1.6-litre diesel mill. Transmission options will include a six-speed manual and automatic gearbox.
Variant-wise prices will be announced in a couple of weeks. This next-gen Hyundai Elantra will go up against the new Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze in India.