The Elantra is the most expensive sedan sold by Hyundai in the Indian market. It competes with cars like Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia in the D-segment space. It received a facelift late last year, which gave it a much sharper look than than the earlier version. Hyundai has now increased the price of this premium sedan. Prices for the Elantra sedan now start from Rs 18.49 lakh ex-showroom, which makes it Rs. 2.6 lakh more expensive than before.
What Hyundai has done here is basically revised the trim levels. Elantra was available in S, SX, and SX(O) trims earlier but now, they have discontinued the S trim and will only offer Elantra in SX and SX(O) trims. This has automatically taken the prices up as instead of S, SX is the new base trim for Elantra.
Elantra is one of the sharpest looking sedans in the market. Just like any other Hyundai, Elantra is also a feature loaded car. It gets ventilated seats, wireless phone charging, BlueLink connectivity features, touchscreen infotainment screen, plush interiors and so on.
It is available with a petrol engine as of now. It is powered by a 2.0 litre naturally aspirated petrol unit that generates a maximum of 150 Bhp and 196 Nm of torque. It is available with both manual and an automatic gearbox option.
Hyundai will soon launch a diesel engine for Elantra once the situation improves. The diesel version of Elantra will be getting a 1.5 litre diesel engine generating a maximum of 113 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque. Diesel variants would also get 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options with them. The engine is the same that is already seen in the recently launched facelifted Hyundai Verna sedan. The engine will be BS6 compliant and will be a bit more expensive than the petrol versions.
Hyundai has also launched next-generation Elantra in International market. The next-gen Elantra is completely different from the one that is currently sold here. It has 3D cascading grille which covers most of the area at front. The next-gen Elantra is based on a new design theme and looks more premium than before. Hyundai is expected to launch the seventh-generation Elantra in India some time next year. The car will be aimed at those seeking a large, stylish and feature-rich D-segment sedan. It’ll continue to rival the likes of the Skoda Octavia and Honda Civic. Toyota will discontinue the Corolla Altis, which means that the Civic will be the only Japanese D-Segment sedan on sale here.