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New-Gen Hyundai Elantra launched at Rs 12.99 lakh

Snapshot: The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is powered by a 1.6L CRDi and 2.0L petrol engine.

Hyundai India launched the 2016 Elantra today in the country starting at Rs 12.99 lakh (ex showroom, Delhi) country. Hyundai Elantra will rival with the likes of Toyota Corolla Altis and Chevrolet Cruze in the Indian market for now, as Honda Civic is not on sale in the country. The model will be locally assembled at the company's production facility in Chennai and will be offered in five variants - S, SX, SX AT, SX (O), SX (O) AT.

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Speaking at the launch of The All New Elantra, Mr. Y K Koo, MD and CEO, Hyundai Motor India Limited said, “The All New Elantra is the Global Bestseller and has set forth new standards in its every generation. In the pursuit to achieve world’s best technology, the All New Elantra is the culmination of 26 years of continuous and dedicated research by Hyundai Motor. Currently in its 6th Generation, the All New Elantra builds upon the momentum and success of its award-winning history with strong value proposition. The advanced safety, bold aerodynamic design and class above features make it a complete driving experience Redefining The Prestige in its class.”

Being based on the company’s evolved sculpture 2.0 design philosophy, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra measures 4,570mm in length with a width of 1,800mm, 1,465mm tall sitting on a wheelbase of  2,700mm and comes loaded with features such as projector headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail-lamp cluster, shark fin antenna, parking sensors, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay and satellite navigation, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, sunroof and engine start/stop button. Not to forget, the traction control, Eco and Sport driving modes.

Under the hood, the 2016 Elantra comes in both petrol and diesel fuel trims. The petrol version is a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder MPI engine, which produces a top power of 150bhp and 192Nm of peak torque. The unit is paired to a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, returning an impressive fuel economy of 14.60kmpl and an optional automatic gearbox is also on offer. The diesel variants would be powered by 1.6-litre 4-cylinder CRDi motor, which dishes out 126bhp of maximum power and 260Nm of torque. It would be coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission and would deliver a mileage of 22.40kmpl.

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