2016 Hyundai Elantra snapped testing in India for first time – Spied

Posted on: Feb 22, 2016 - 11:14am IST

Expected to launch later in the year.

Following the unveil of the Hyundai Tucson at the Auto Expo 2016, Hyundai confirmed that they will now be focusing on the mid-size premium segments. The next product to debut this year is expected to be the 2016 Hyundai Elantra, which has been spotted testing for the first time in India, courtesy of IAB reader, Dr. J Arul.

2016 Hyundai Elantra side profile snapped testing in India for first time - Spied
The 2016 Elantra is powered by a 1.4L turbo-petrol engine in the American market.

Although it is heavily camouflaged, the taillamps, styling, and headlamps have given away its hidden identity. It will be identical to the model sold in other countries, which measures 4610 mm long, 1800 mm wide, 1450 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2700 mm.

The interior will feature a new 3-spoke steering wheel and center console and revised instrument cluster. 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 LCD display and navigational buttons overseas.

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

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Engine lineup has not been confirmed yet. The model sold in Korea is available with 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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