Hyundai India is gearing up to launch the new-generation Elantra in India. The new model which has already made its way into several international markets will allegedly hit showrooms in India in September. The latest tip which is doing rounds on internet is the model will be launched in both petrol and diesel options. While this is not something extraordinarily exciting we are not aware of, what’s new to know is the model will, reportedly, be offered with a new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine. AutoCar India suggests this will be a 149 bhp engine that would make the Elantra the most powerful petrol offering in its segment.
On the diesel front, the new-generation premium sedan will continue to get powered by 1.6-litre engine whose power output could be expected up to 136 bhp from 128 bhp in the last model. It is also being said that the new Elantra will also offer the choice of a turbocharged petrol engine to target the customers driven by performance. Along with this, a 7-speed Dual Clutch transmission is also expected to be offered on the Elantra. But these both options aren’t expected to hit the ground in India this year. They’ll be introduced at a later stage.
For now, the Elantra is supposed to offer 6-speed manual and automatic options in both diesel and petrol. On the features front, the Elantra will be a typical Hyundai which means second to none in its segment. A 7″ touchscreen infotainment system, Electronic Stability control and a number of class-leading features can also be expected. In US, Hyundai offers Elantra with Apple CarPlay which would hopefully be available in the Indian version too.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra will challenge the likes of Toyota Corolla Altis, Chevrolet Cruze, & Skoda Octavia. Considering the price range these cars belong too, the Elantra will also face competition from SUVs & MUVs like Mahindra Scorpio, XUV500 & Innova Crysta. But since sedans are quite like a part of attire to high-paid white-collar professionals, there always market for cars of this segment.
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