Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors, Hyundai Malaysia today has introduced the New Elantra, available in one variant only. Previously, the Elantra is offered in two variants but the company has decided to cut the 1.6l variant in favor of just a 2.0l unit. The new Hyundai Elantra has a starting price of RM109,888.00 (minus insurance).
With input from its sibling’s Chief Designer, the new Hyundai Elantra has been given an extended overall length, 70mm increase to 4620mm. Wheelbase Is maintained. Fresh exterior highlights include front grille, triangular headlights, rear lights and rear fog lights. From the rear, there’s a two-tone bumper and repositioned name plate. New two-tone 17 inchers and chromed belt line take over the profile of the new Elantra.
Moving inside, a new chequered cluster meter goes along with a compact steering. Upholstery comprises all-black plush leather seats and soft touch material dashboard.
The 2.0l Executive maintains the same powertrain and 6-speed auto transmission as the previous version, featuring a 2.0l engine (152 PS/192Nm).. Now, there’s a Smart Drive Mode intelligent system that identifies your driving style and then automatically selects a driving mode i.e Normal or Sport.
The new Elantra comes with a host of driver aids and safety equipment such as Hands-free Smart Trunk (segment first), a six airbag system along with Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, ABS, a rear-view camera, Parking Guidance system, Tyre Pressure Monitoring system and Hill-start Assist Control.
The Elantra is available in 5 popular colors namely Phantom Black, Fiery Red, Teal Blue, Fluid Metal and Polar White. In addition to the 5 colors, the available limited edition colors consist of Stargazing Blue and Sparkling metal.
Like all Hyundai cars, the new Elantra has a standard 5-year warranty.