Scoop! New Hyundai Elantra Launched in India (Full Details: Pg.3)


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I had a brief 22 km test drive of the Hyundai Elantra 1.6 CRDi SX diesel
My observations are as follows
-The car looks great, its not timeless in nature but super stylish, lot of character lines running along the side and it makes the car extremely stylish at most angles
-The built quality is not the best in segment, its as good as the Cruze but not better than Fluence and Jetta and Octavia
-interior fit and finish is awesome, minimal panel gaps, lot of sculpted plastics and the blue lighting to speedo and guages and buttons give it a sci fi look inside, like the exterior the interior also flows, very good indeed
-Rear armrest is brilliant, large and has buttons for stereo adjustments, its probably the best chauffeur driven car in this segment, good space inside, excellent under thigh support, and soft but not overtly soft cushy rear seats, its still no 3 seater at the back, still it can accommodate 3 without complaints
-front seat coolers and 6 way power adjustable seats too a great feature, to get these features in competition one has to shell out some extra 4-5 lakh Rs, that felt like a real luxury feature for the Elantra,
-The Reach and rake adjustments are easy and lots of adjustments and good ergonomics make the car easy to live and very friendly in operation.
-the 1.6 CRDi is extremely quiet but the car has lot of tyre noise entering cabin at speeds excess of 40 kmph, wind noise is minimal upto 80 kmph past that wind noise too enters cabin making cabin a bit boomy
-there is turbo lag till 2000 rpm, once past 2000 rpm there is good pull, still no way near as good as Jetta and Octavia, still very respectable since the car is much lighter than Jetta and Octavia
-Clutch has good feel, so are the brakes ,throttle response is poor but its OK not as bad as the Cruze, same as the Fluence, not as good as Jetta and Octavia
-Nice smooth gear shifts, it dosent like to be hurried but as a chauffeur driven car its excellent, no after gear shift kicks like in Jetta and Octavia and Cruze, specially during down shifts where the Jetta and Octavia apply engine braking that upsets the cabin
-Ride quality is good but not great, its very softly sprung car, it glides over bumps and poth holes at speeds below 40 kmph, if we are above 40 we will feel some of the unsettling mannerism of car, above 100 kmph its definitely not as composed as Jetta/Octavia/Fluence but it is better than Verna still no way a dynamic car to drive, steering lacks feel and it weighs inconsistently
It maybe Hyundais best handling car yet still no way near as good as Europeans
Suspension works silently unlike in Octavia and Cruze
-6 airbags including side curtain airbas and ABS,EBD,ESC ensure safety
-On road price tag of just 1701800 Rs for the fully loaded SX variant is much much better value for money than the German siblings, Cruze and fluence post some threat still its a better car some how as Hyundai is better wide spread and fit and finish and ergonomics and interior quality is easily better than Cruze and at par with Fluence(petrol)
-The Elantra petrol is even better deal, couldnt drive one but it gets the 1.8l gamma petrol with 148 hp @6000 rpm and 181 NM @4500 rpm, and its lighter than 1.6 CRDi by 33 kg, so it will definitely feel better when not fully loaded and petrol cost just Rs 1618600 on road, compared to this Jetta 1.4 TSi and Octavia 1.4 Tsi and even Corolla petrol is no match, but its our country India naa, nobody will even dare to look at the better petrol Elantra,
 

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Its just an enlargement of Verna. Looks pretty much as verna in a little longer form. With some minor changed curves in the tail lamps and other places. Did anyone else feel so?
 
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Its just an enlargement of Verna. Looks pretty much as verna in a little longer form. With some minor changed curves in the tail lamps and other places. Did anyone else feel so?
Sure its an enlarged Verna but not inside,the interior and exclusive features just make it that much special,I believe the petrol elantra is the real star,the diesel is same ss the Vernas but petrol the 1.8l unit makes it even more unique and its over 1.2 lakh cheaper than the diesel despite being of larger displacement and having 148 hp,
 
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Its just an enlargement of Verna. Looks pretty much as verna in a little longer form. With some minor changed curves in the tail lamps and other places. Did anyone else feel so?
Yep, me too same feeling. From a distance, it's hard to differentiate Elantra from a Verna. The wheel arches are different, but one would miss if two are not nearb. Perhaps due to Hyundai's Fluidic design language. On the inside its a different story though, with super long list of features.
 
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Sure its an enlarged Verna but not inside,the interior and exclusive features just make it that much special,I believe the petrol elantra is the real star,the diesel is same ss the Vernas but petrol the 1.8l unit makes it even more unique and its over 1.2 lakh cheaper than the diesel despite being of larger displacement and having 148 hp,
Mmmm...may be your are right. But somehow I am not a big fan of Hyundai's fluidic design language. I feel most of the times its looks very funky and lacks those mature looks which Honda City ivtec latest gen and VW vento displays. Anyways, there are good number of fans for each of these companies. Its a real world though out there...
 
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Mmmm...may be your are right. But somehow I am not a big fan of Hyundai's fluidic design language. I feel most of the times its looks very funky and lacks those mature looks which Honda City ivtec latest gen and VW vento displays. Anyways, there are good number of fans for each of these companies. Its a real world though out there...
Sure some prefer the time less designs of Vento,city,linea etc but some prefer designs of Fiesta,Verna,elantra etc better, so one cant argue one is better than the other by no means,
I kind of like the cars that drive like they look, elantra dosent have any dynamic nature to match its looks but as a chauffeur driven car I think its actually better than the VW twins,considering value also the timess counterparts feel way too expensive when we sample feature wise,
So its in all ways better deal than some of its competition like the Cruze and Fluence which I felt as rrsl segment flops,
 
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Sure some prefer the time less designs of Vento,city,linea etc but some prefer designs of Fiesta,Verna,elantra etc better, so one cant argue one is better than the other by no means,
I kind of like the cars that drive like they look, elantra dosent have any dynamic nature to match its looks but as a chauffeur driven car I think its actually better than the VW twins,considering value also the timess counterparts feel way too expensive when we sample feature wise,
So its in all ways better deal than some of its competition like the Cruze and Fluence which I felt as rrsl segment flops,
Elantra scores in Design & Equipment, if you want a car with spacious back seat there is the Octavia, if you want a comfortable back seat there is the Jetta. Jetta also has Multi Link Suspension and it smoothens out bumps and also keeps car stable at high speed. Octavia & Jetta are the best cars in the segment IMO, because they work both for Self driven & Chauffeur driven.
 
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Elantra scores in Design & Equipment, if you want a car with spacious back seat there is the Octavia, if you want a comfortable back seat there is the Jetta. Jetta also has Multi Link Suspension and it smoothens out bumps and also keeps car stable at high speed. Octavia & Jetta are the best cars in the segment IMO, because they work both for Self driven & Chauffeur driven.
Yup Jetta and Octavia are on a league of their own and sadly thats in the pricing department also,I went for test drive for a reason,my friend needed a second car,he currently owns a Honda City 2009,its still running fine but wanted something bigger and he isnt ready to shell out more than 18 lakhs,actually 17 lakhs was the limit,
For 17 lakhs one wont get even a Toyota Corolla full option,so Corolla ruled out,next thing was Fluence and Cruze,had driven them both Fluence is a better car but somehow Fluence diesel felt extremely cheapened compared to petrol and petrol no production as well cuz of lack of demand,also reliability of fluence wasnt upto the mark here in Trivandrum and some poor ergonomics ruled it out,
Cruze was like an extremely cheap car with big engine,I dont understand how Cruze of current generation is a success in China and USA etc,I think even the old Optra or Lacetti as in other countries was a much better car,the current gen Cruze had almost no steering feel,hard drummy interior plastics,poor underthigh support,all in all it was the car that scored least in our minds at least.

The last choice was Elantra and VW twins,VW twins I mean they are giid but extremely expensive, evwn the Jetta 1.4 tsi comfoetline which dosent even have usb and bluetooth needed 17.89 lakhs, Octavia is even worse,
To get into the VW twins with some basic aminities inside one needs to pay more than 18 lakhs,still what we get is petrol,if diesel is the choice look no less that 20 lakhs on the road,
Elantra for that money can be owned and sercviced for 6 years,diesel or petrol,
The price tag of 16.18 lakhs on road for fully loaded petrol and 17.38 for diesel is way less thannwhat VW twins cost, for some reasons I too felt the VW twins overpriced since Elantra isnt bad at all,

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Elantra Facelift Launched.

Key exterior elements:

- Stylish bold Front bumper with chrome insert grille
- Projector Headlamp with LED Guide Light
- New Trendy Fog Lamps
- Chrome Window belt-line
- Chrome Tip Exhaust
- New Design 10 spoke 16" alloy wheels
- Electrically adjustable and retractable outside rear view mirror
- New LED effect rear combination lamps & sporty dual tone rear bumpers
- Chrome Door Handles
- Rear Parking Assist System (Rear sensors and rear camera)

Prices (ex-showroom, Delhi)

S petrol - Rs. 14,13,196
SX petrol - Rs. 15,41,078
SX -AT petrol - Rs. 16,49,906

Base diesel - Rs. 14,57,677
S diesel - Rs. 15,35,275
SX diesel - Rs. 16,67,688
SX-AT diesel - Rs. 17,94,179

Source :auto.ndtv.com/news/2015-hyundai-elantra-launched-in-india-prices-start-at-rs-14-13-lakh-756504
 

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Official Press Release for New Hyundai Elantra Face-lift 2015


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Hyundai launches the ‘2015 Elantra’

• Modern & Stylish sedan is set to redefine premium segment in India
• To offer an unparalleled 3D Excellence - Delightful performance, Design finesse & Driving pleasure

New Delhi, April 20, 2015: Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter, today announced the launch of stylish, distinctive and premium 2015 Elantra. First Introduced in the year 2004, the new Elantra aims to set a higher standard in the premium sedan segment. With the launch of new Elantra, Hyundai now presents the complete new portfolio of the new generation Modern Premium products to Indian customers.

2015 Elantra promises to create a new benchmark and strives to set a high standard of premium for its class in India with its modern aesthetic design, high-class interiors and cutting-edge technology. Its features include exemplary safety and high efficiency, while boasting of sporty and agile handling. The efficient and high-performance engineering incorporated in Elantra delivers a higher level of driving pleasure.

On the launch of the 2015 Elantra Mr. B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said, “The Elantra has always been the trendsetter in its segment and is now set to offer high standard in the premium segment. The 2015 Elantra will delight our customers with its high-class appeal and agility. Elantra being a global model is Hyundai’s first car and one of only 10 cars in the history of the auto industry to reach over 10 million sales globally. Designed in line with a vision of creating cutting edge driving innovations and delivering outstanding comfort features, the new Elantra is engineered for excellence to cater to various needs of the customers.”

The Premium Fluidic Design Philosophy

The Elantra features a "wind craft" design inspired by nature's contours, dynamic curl of an ocean wave, flowing lines of canyon walls. Called as ‘fluidic sculpture’, the Elantra continues this design philosophy that injects sophistication and dynamic angles into the shape of a vehicle. The sleek dynamic lines and deep grooves create a modern and futuristic look.

Stylish Evolved Exteriors

The 2015 Elantra portrays a truly modern design philosophy through its distinctive exterior styling. Evoking a premium feel, the design cues display the Hyundai family aesthetics, featuring a striking hexagonal radiator grille. Sleek lines flow from front to rear with a sporty profile and dynamic rear end.

The newly-designed stylish bold front bumper and the grille depicted in chrome, as well as adoption of projector headlamps with LED light guide and trendy fog lamps adds a dynamic and high-tech feel to the 2015 Elantra.

The 16-inch newly designed 10 spoke alloy wheels and chrome moulding on its belt line accentuates the Elantra’s sporty and premium image. The new two-tone rear bumper and chrome tipped exhaust boost the sporty appeal of the car while the LED effect wrap around rear combination adds to the hi-tech and premium imagery.

Below are some key exterior elements:

• Stylish bold Front bumper with chrome insert grille
• Projector Headlamp with LED Guide Light
• New Trendy Fog Lamps
• Chrome Window belt-line
• Chrome Tip Exhaust
• New Design 10 spoke 16” alloy wheels
• Electrically adjustable and retractable outside rear view mirror
• New LED effect rear combination lamps & sporty dual tone rear bumpers
• Chrome Door Handles
• Rear Parking Assist System (Rear sensors and rear camera)

Plush Interiors

The 2015 Elantra’s premium interior comes with host of segment-first features. The High-tech elements and sportiness strikes the best sense of the luxury. With exciting flowing shapes and high-grade materials interprets contemporary premiumness of the car. The new Elantra seats feature comfortable upholstery and ergonomic contours. Attractive seats covered in full leather exude modernity.

The spacious cabins & innovative features that blend perfectly with the exteriors, have been designed to create an environment of breath-taking refinement, while the lines on the interiors of the doors give the Elantra a premium appeal.


Interior appeal of the 2015 Elantra gets a boost with:

• Sporty black interiors
• Leather seats
• Metallic Scuff plates
• Sporty Aluminium pedals and ergonomically positioned console box with arm rest and rear AC vents

The interior skilfully combines a newly interpreted, sporty and flowing centre console design. The sportily designed, width-emphasising dashboard, newly integrated control and display system represents the modern premium philosophy.

The multimedia system combines entertainment, information and communication: The new generation audio features now an entirely new designed user interface and graphics, 4.3”color TFT LCD display and steering mounted controls also enables networking with mobile devices via Bluetooth® and rear camera display capable.

The Feature rich Masterpiece

To ensure enhanced comfort and convenience the 2015 Elantra offers a large array of Hi – tech features

• Auto Headlamps
• Smart Key with push button start
• Electric Heated Outside Rear View Mirror
• Supervision Cluster
• Electro Folding Mirrors
• Auto Cruise Control
• Bluetooth with controls on steering
• 10 way power seats with lumber support
• New generation touch audio with 4.3” colour TFT LCD
• Rear AC Vents

Safety and Assistance Systems

The integral safety concept from Hyundai combines together all active and passive safety components into a well knitted system – for the safety of the vehicle occupants and other road users. All new Elantra expands the already comprehensive list of available active and passive safety equipment by introducing new segment unique technologies. The body of the 2015 Elantra meets the most stringent requirements and in combination with highly efficient restraint systems, ensures the maximum possible protection for vehicle occupants.

Safety features include:

• 6 Airbags
• Vehicle stability Management
• Electronic Stability Control
• ABS with EBD
• Hill Assist Control
• Electro Chromic Mirror
• Rear view Camera
• Rear Parking Sensors
• Front and rear disc brake

Mileage (ARAI Certified Figures)

1.8 Dual VTVT Petrol: 16.3 kmpl (6 Speed MT), 14.3 kmpl (6 Speed AT)

1.6 CRDI Diesel: 22.7 kmpl (6 Speed MT), 19.11 kmpl (6 Speed AT)

Segment Exclusive Premium Features

A high-grade, functional segment unique features underlines the Elantra's premium quality claim

• Front Seat Ventilation
• Advanced safety feature - Vehicle stability Management
• Silica Tyres
• Solar Glass
• Aluminium pedals
• Metallic Door scuff plates

The 2015 Elantra will be available in 06 premium colours
Regards

Akash
 

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