When got to splurge more than a million on a new car, it’s SUV that first strikes the buyer. Sedans once enjoyed the status of most sought car type are now abandoned by market under the flow of SUVs and crossover that stormed the nation from every side. Yet, some makers stubborn on their marketing rules, are still found selling examples of those full-size sedans here, where a one of it is Hyundai Elantra that saw the makeover recently with a facelift for a new assignment of hope. To learn what has kept selling this sedan for this long in the nation, we did a sneak peek into its brochure to pen down the features it packs in various slots to lure the footfalls.
For a clear picture, taking technical first revealed this sedan is powered by option of petrol and diesel engine. A 1.8-litre displacement works for the former fuel-type, where a 1.6-litre is found with the latter. Each of them does derive option of manual and auto gearboxes. But looking down to the condition of India, maker has made base trim available only for diesel. The automatic transmission on other side only lures top-end buyers of either of them.
- Hyundai Elantra Base
Starting off from the entry-level, obviously the diesel trim, is adorned with a leather-coveted steering wheel and gear knob. Chrome gropes door handles; bits like scuff plates, aluminium pedals naturally provide the shine. Option of height adjustment for driver seat, and steering make way for a comfortable driving option. Dual-zone climate control, rear AC vents, audio system with AUX/USB and Bluetooth, cooled glove box, remote locking system, tinted glasses, steering mounted controls, electric adjustable ORVMs, front centre armrest with storage space underneath, rear seat armrest, sunglass holder, shift indicator, auto defogger, day and night rear view mirror and power windows with auto function for driver’s side burgeons the list.
The safety is managed by ABS, EBD, dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, clutch lock, impact sensing door unlock, rear defogger (with timer), adjustable (height) front seatbelts with pretensioner and key reminder.
- Diesel: Rs 14.58 lakh
- Hyundai Elantra S
Trim just above the base, which will now serve as base for petrol buyers and second in line for diesel, holds the aforementioned features in the list. Additionally for its worth to get balanced for extra money shelled out, the Elantra S offers keyless entry and exit system, rear parking camera featured with display on rear view mirror, electric folding ORVM and luggage net & hooks.
For the concern of safety, carmaker had also provided electro chromic inside rear-view mirror.
- Petrol: Rs 14.13 lakh
- Diesel: Rs 15.35 lakh
- Hyundai Elantra SX
The SX trim of ELantra offers interesting list which wows us from the ventilated seats, 10-way adjustable power driver’s seat (power) up to the 4.3-inch touchscreen music system which doubles up as screen for rear parking camera. Cruise control and parking camera adds worth for those who preferred self-driven.
Automatic headlamps, curtain and side airbags, ESP and speed sensing door locks work for the safety.
- Petrol: Rs 15.41 lakh
- Diesel: Rs 16.68 lakh
- Hyundai Elantra SX (AT)
The last trim at bottom, SX (AT), gets the automatic gearbox and hill-start assist control for maximum money spend on Elantra.
- Petrol: Rs 16.50 lakh
- Diesel: Rs 17.94 lakh