- Sep 7, 2014
- Delhi-NCR/ Mumbai
Hyundai Elantra Fluidic Face-Lift has been launched at a starting price of Petrol model being:
S petrol - Rs. 14,13,196
SX petrol - Rs. 15,41,078
SX -AT petrol - Rs. 16,49,906
Price of the Diesel Model being:
Base Model diesel : Rs. 14,57,677
S diesel : Rs. 15,35,275
SX diesel : Rs. 16,67,688
SX-AT diesel : Rs. 17,94,179
All prices are Ex-Showroom Delhi. The Elantra Fluidic Face-lift comes with 6 Speed Auto and 6 Speed Manual transmission and refined CRDI and VTVT Petrol and Diesel Engine respectively. The Fluidic Elantra by Hyundai comes equipped with 1.8 L Petrol engine that delivers are power output of 148 bhp and torque of 178nm at 4700 Rpm. Talking about the diesel variant, which I drove today, is equipped with 1.6 L CRDI Diesel engine that delivers power of 126 bhp and a torque of 260nm at 1900 to 2750 rpm.
Talking of the looks of this new Fluidic Elantra, the Fluidic design looks really attractive even today when there is stiff competition in sedan segment. Further to complement this wonderful design the facelift Elantra boasts of spacious interiors with Top notch quality as always expected from Hyundai in their products.
What I feel is that having a 1.6 L Diesel engine in car that is costing around 18+ lacs is slightly awkward. When a person shall invest such a big amount then certainly he/she shall demand power and performance. Hyundai gives 1.6 L engine in their Verna sedan too hence Elantra being bigger and more expense than Verna should at least get a 2.0 L Diesel like Skoda Octavia. Due to lack of proper diesel engine, its tough for Elantra to compete against likes of Cruze and Octavia in my view.
I must say the cabin of Elantra Fluidic is really finished up nicely. This time Hyundai has given all Black interiors to the Elantra which lend the cabin a premium appeal and breaks the monotony of Beige and Black. While Driving the car I was really impressed with its low NVH levels. Not only the interiors but even the insulation is well done both inside-out. The CRDI Diesel engine is really refined.
The seats of Elantra are really comfortable both at front and back. They provide proper support to the passenger in terms of legroom and under-thigh support. Though I drove in City, but with these sort of well designed seats even those who'll drive on highways shall have a great experience. Also there is an adjustable armrest in front but its position is bit low which fails the real use of it. To maximize the driver's seating comfort, the driver seat has been provided with 10-way electrical adjustment.
Elantra Fluidic's new 10-spoke 16" wheels look decent in flesh. The car I drove had Good Year Rubber and equipped with disc brake. The Tyre spec used for this Elantra as OEM is 205/60/R16. Driving with the Good Year was quite good. The ride felt cushioned.
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