Hyundai India is all set to launch the new-generation Elantra sedan in the country around September 2016. But prior to the official launch, the saloon has been spied as test mule on the Indian roads, albeit heavily disguised. The 2016 Hyundai Elantra would be challenging the likes of Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Jetta, Toyota Corolla Altis and Honda Civic. It would be locally manufactured at the company's Chennai plant with relatively low local content, while expected to be priced in a range of Rs. 12-16 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom).
The test mule in the spy video flaunts blue paint shade, as clearly visible through pillars, roof and fenders. One can also see the LED headlamps with daytime running lights (DRLs) and LED tail-lamp cluster. The 2016 Elantra sedan went on sale last year in several international markets. It measures 4570mm in length, 1800mm in width and 1800 mm in height, while has a wheelbase of 2700mm. The India-spec model is expected to carry the similar dimensions, save for the ground clearance which could be increased due to the adverse condition of roads. It is expected to retain the plethora of exquisite features that the ongoing model comes with, while a few subtle updates to the upholstery and dashboard.
Mechanically, 2016 Hyundai Elantra would be available in both the petrol and diesel fuel trims. The petrol variants would be powered by the 2.0L 4-cylinder MPI engine which develops 147bhp of top power and 183Nm of peak torque. As of diesel variants, they would derive their power from a 1.6L 4-cylinder CRDi engine, churning out 134bhp of maximum power and 306Nm of highest torque. The South-Korean automaker would offer three gearbox choices: 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Several media reports have confirmed that new-generation Hyundai Elantra would be launched in the first week of September 2016 in India.
Spy Video Source - Team-BHP