Hyundai Motor India unveiled the 2012 Elantra at the 11th Auto Expo in New Delhi. The Honda Civic rival will likely hit showrooms in mid 2012 and is expected to be priced in the range of Rs. 12 lakh – 15 lakh.
The Elantra has the fluidic design theme as found in the recently Hyundai Verna. The hexagonal radiator grille and the rhombus shaped fog lamps are more proportionate in the Elantra than in any of other Hyundai cars.
The side profile of the Elantra looks very similar to the Verna and ends like a coupe at the rear. The five spoke alloy wheels, big wheel arches and pronounced crease line running through the pull type door handles give the Elantra, a dynamic look.
The rear has taillamp cluster that look similar to the new Sonata. The inclined rear windshield cleverly hides the car’s length.
The Elantra has upmarket interiors with good dosage of chrome and silver accents all around the cabin. The central console has aesthetically laid out controls and buttons. In international market, the Elantra is powered by a 1.6-litre that puts out 130 hp of power and 1.8-litre diesel engine that churns out 148 bhp of power. The engines are mated to either six speed manual or six speed automatic transmission. We expect the same engines to power the India-bound Elantra.