The South Korean automaker is all set to launch its next-generation Hyundai Elantra Tuesday -- on August 23. The D-segment sedan will be more charismatic and lengthier compared to its outgoing version. Dealerships are accepting bookings for the same across the country (though unofficially).
Sitting on a completely new platform, the new Elantra features major updates besides building upon the strengths of the existing car. The underpinning pushes the performance and handling of the Elantra to a new level; the durability is also enhanced. Moreover, the lighter platform helps in keeping the cabin noise on the lower side. The extended length and width call for a roomier cabin, though it was never an area of complain either in the existing Elantra.
Apart from swapping the bulbous exterior sculpture with a sharper design, the six-generation Hyundai Elantra also gets improved safety equipment such as seven-airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Traction Control, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and tyre-pressure monitoring system.
The new Elantra is likely to be offered at a price upwards of Rs 15 lakh. It would be competing with the likes of the Toyota Corolla, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Jetta, Chevrolet Cruze and the upcoming Honda Civic.