Good ground clearance specially in Sedans plays an important role in its overall ride. As evident from the picture below, the Elantra face-lift does have decent ground clearance. As I drove it over speed breakers never did it scrap through any of them.
Designed in-line with car's design, the Exhaust Tip
The new Fluidic Elantra boasts of well designed boot which is 485 liter in capacity and has a net pocket too for keeping loose items.
Elantra Face-lift comes equipped with Projectors and Halogen Bulb combo. Halogen Bulb is used in the parking lamp. This combo during the bad weather and even at night will be helpful for the driver by providing additional visibility. Another addition done to the Elantra this time are the stylish DRL look alike called as "Pilot" Lights. They provide a certain aggressive character to the car's front profile.
The re-designed L-shape fog-lamp accentuate the flowing lines of the Elantra Face-lift.
Tail Lamps have been tweaked to provide the much appreciated LED-look and they also have a touch of smoke-look in them.
The quality of wiper blades used in Elantra Face-lift are good and they are equipped with intermittent function. The swipe area when tested was really nice. The responsiveness and spread of windshield washer's spray is quite good.
Smart Key Sensor Rear Profile of Elantra Fluidic Face-lift
: Both front doors in the Elantra Face-lift have been equipped with the request sensors.
The rear profile of the Elantra has been re-worked this time around. Just like the front, the rear also gets clean upgrades. With re-designed tail lamps and reflectors the car certainly looks more premium and a head-turner if I may say. The flowing lines of the tail lights complement the rear profile of the car very well.
What I Liked
* The Fluidic Design is well executed over all.
* Loaded with features and all are useful
* Rear AC vents for additional comfort of passengers.
* Well Designed dashboard. In-line with the fluidic design theory of Hyundai.
* NVH level is very nice. No abrupt harshness in the engine sound even after it being a diesel car.
* Very Refined Diesel engine.
* Smooth and Well meshed 6-Speed manual transmission
* Pick Up is good.
* Loaded with safety features like 6 airbags, ESP, ABS
* AC Cooling is great too.
What Can be Improved
* No Electric Power Brake
* More powerful engine would be a boon.
* Steering can be improved further.
* All Black Interiors are difficult to keep clean. The interiors are bound to get stained easily.
* No sun-roof provided to a car that is 18+ Lacs.
Dimensions of the Fluidic Elantra Face-lift
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