Hyundai India previewed the Elantra at the Delhi Auto Expo using a model sold internationally. Today in Beijing the story was a bit different as the Korean auto manufacturer, readying a new factory to raise output to as much as one million units annually, showcased a model that's visually different.
[Hyundai Langdong vs Hyundai Elantra]
Hyundai calls the new Elantra as 'Langdong' in China and has styled it using Wind Craft and Fluidic Design philosophies. A new grille, bumper and fog light enclosures have given the Elantra almost a completely different character when viewed head-on.
There's no drama on the side or rear profiles (expect for the position of the reflectors on the bumper) and the interior is similar to the internationally sold model.
The Hyundai Langdong is 4,690 mm long sporting a wheelbase of 2,700 mm and is motored by engines displacing 1.6 and 1.8 liters. The 1.6L engine has a maximum power of 127.4 PS and a maximum torque of 155.5 Nm . The 1.8L produces 146.1 PS and a maximum twist force of 174.6 Nm. 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions are paired to these engines.
In-cabin features include a navigation system, dual-zone automatic air conditioning; ventilated power seats with seat heaters, an LCD instrument display and push-button start.
Safety features include side air bags, an emergency brake reminder and a tire pressure monitoring system, to name a few.