2015 Hyundai Elantra facelift launched in India, Priced at Rs 14.13 Lakhs
Korean auto manufacturer, Hyundai launched its plush sedan, the Elantra facelift in the country. The 2015 Elantra starts at a price of INR 14.13 lakh for the base variant and goes up to INR 16.67 lakh for its top-end offerings (prices, ex-showroom, New Delhi). Hyundai has presented the premium sedan in 6-color options giving variety to the buyers to choose from.
To keep it on par with the market competition, the company has offered some added features and new design elements for its premium offering. On- the- face variations come in the form of new headlamps with projector elements and LED illuminated strip, new L-shaped fog lamps, refreshed front bumper with chrome inserts grille, chrome tip exhaust, new LED effect rear combination lamps along with the dual-tone scheme rear bumpers, newly- designed 10 spoke 16- inch alloy wheels, door handles with chrome finishing and rear parking assist system with rear sensors and rear camera feature.
The 2015 Hyundai Elantra facelift also gets an updated cabin in the form of all black interiors to give it a sportier look compared to the earlier dual tone beige and gray one. To add to the premium looking interiors, the D-segment sedan gets leather upholstery for the seats, new audio system, and new 4.3-inch color touch-screen are a part of the facelift package. The air con vents at the centre can now be seen at a higher level on either side of the infotainment system, in an enlarged size. Metal-finished pedals have also been offered on the updated Elantra to continue with the sporty look.
The Hyundai Elantra facelift is loaded to the gills with safety features like 6 airbags, ESC, ABS with EBD, vehicle stability management, Hill Assist Control, Electro chromic Mirror, rear parking sensors, rear view camera and front and rear disc brakes.
Under the hood, Hyundai has equipped the new Elantra with the same powertrain options— 1.8 litre petrol and a 1.6-litre oil burner. While the former produces 149.5 PS along with 177 NM of torque, the diesel bangs out 128 PS and 259.8 NM of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic transmission help in putting the power to the front wheels. Hyundai claims the petrol (manual) returns 16.3 km/l, while the automatic on the other hand returns 14.34 km/l. The diesel variant returns an impressive 22.7km/l which is supposed to be the best in its segment. The Diesel automatic returns a claimed 19.11 km/l, which is considerably good for a car in this segment.
The 2015 Hyundai Elantra facelift is available in six colours and with all the updates it makes for a good buy in the D-segment category.