New Hyundai Elantra to make Indian debut at Auto Expo 2016 – Report

Posted on: Jan 25, 2016 - 10:03am IST

Could be launched by the end of 2016.

Car and Bike reports that the 2017 Hyundai Elantra will make its Indian debut at the Auto Expo on February 3. A market launch is expected this year, and the car, as it is now, could be locally assembled.

2016 Hyundai Elantra front quarter at 2015 Dubai Motor Show
A market launch is expected to take place later this year, and could be locally assembled at their plant in Chennai.

The new Hyundai Elantra measures 4610 mm long, 1800 mm wide, 1450 mm tall and has a wheelbase 2700 mm. Its exterior design is influenced by Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, and features projector headlamps with LED DRLs, 6-point grille with bold horizontal slats, 5-spoke alloy rims, LED taillamps and chrome door handles.

Inside, the design is influenced by the bigger Hyundai Sonata, as seen in the new 3-spoke steering wheel and center console, revised instrument cluster and SoyFoam seat cushions. The India-spec model could get a 7-or 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system in top-end grades, while lower grades make do with a small LCD display and navigational buttons overseas.

2016 Hyundai Elantra rear quarter at 2015 Dubai Motor Show
The Hyundai Elantra measures 4610 mm long, 1800 mm wide, 1450 mm tall and has a wheelbase 2700 mm.

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The new Elantra or Avante as it is known in the Korean market, has the option of a diesel engine, which is a 1.6-liter e-VGT diesel engine capable of 136 PS. Torque figures varies with the transmission chosen: 300 Nm of torque with the 7-speed DCT and 260 Nm with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The petrol variant could pack the 1.6-liter GDI petrol engine with 132 PS and 160 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed AT or MT.

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[Source: Car and Bike]

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