One of the best looking cars in the D-Segment sedan space has just received a big feature boost. That’s right, Hyundai has equipped the Elantra with more features just in time for the festive season. The feature additions make the Hyundai Elantra better placed to take on the Toyota Corolla Altis and the Skoda Octavia.
The top-end SX(O) AT trim has received the additional features. These include front parking sensors, emergency stop signal, wireless charging, sliding front armrest and AutoLink connectivity. Mechanically, the car remains unchanged, both in petrol and diesel trims.
The Hyundai Elantra Petrol uses a 2-litre 4 cylinder, naturally aspirated engine with 151 Bhp of peak power and 192 Nm of peak torque. Six-speed manual and torque converter automatic gearboxes are standard with this engine, and the same transmission options are available on the diesel as well.
The diesel motor is a 1.6-litre unit with 126 Bhp-260 Nm, which is also seen on other Hyundai cars such as the Creta and Verna. A punchy, smooth performance, the diesel motor is the pick of the lot. It’s not known if Hyundai has jacked up prices of the top-spec Elantra thanks to the various new features that have been added.
Considering the fact that the car is already available with hefty discounts, a price hike is unlikely. Prices of the Hyundai Elantra start from Rs. 13.68 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, for the base-petrol MT model, and go all the way up to Rs. 19.91 lakhs for the top-end diesel AT variant.
The top-end variants of the car get an array of safety features that include ABS with EBD, hill start assist, driver and passenger side airbags, side and curtain airbags and ESP. The car is well-built and is one of Hyundai’s global best sellers. It’s also known as the Avante in international markets.