It has been coming from a long time. We went mad when we saw it the last time around in the images. The facelifted Hyundai Elantra price in India is Rs 15.89 lakh for the S while the top-of-line SX (O) AT is for Rs 20.39 lakh, ex-showroom. Hyundai is selling the Elantra only with a petrol engine and this one conforms to BS-VI norms. Moreover, Elantra bookings have begun at all dealerships as well as online. This is also the fourth connected car in India with the Venue, Seltos and Hector being the other ones.
Tell me more about the facelifted Hyundai Elantra
For starters, the facelifted Hyundai Elantra looks much more premium than the outgoing model. There are quad LED projector headlights, LED DRLs, projector fog lights, chrome door handles with light pockets, 16-inch alloys as well as LED tail lights. The earlier Elantra’s party trick of having a wave under the boot unlock function is still there. Moreover, the front seats are powered and they retain the ventilation feature too. A new bit is the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that comes with Android Auto as well as Apple CarPlay. Hyundai has given it an Infinity treatment, ditching the earlier Arkamys mood sound. The BlueLink connection means there is an embedded SIM in the car and then you also get the SoS buttons on the IRVM. An app will let you stay connected with the car as well. At the rear, the leg as well as headroom are claimed to have improved marginally. The boot space while being decent, is no patch on the Octavia’s near 600 litre.
We already told you that the engine is BS-VI ready. It is the same Nu petrol motor that displaces 2,000cc. This engine produces 152PS of power and 190Nm of torque. This engine can be paired to a 6-speed manual or an automatic. The claimed mileage is 14.60kmpl. This is lower than the earlier claimed 15.7kmpl.
Six airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, front as well as rear disc brakes, rear parking sensors and a rear view camera are standard. The facelifted Hyundai Elantra goes head-on with the Corolla, Civic and the Octavia.