Hyundai Sime Darby Motors has announced the New Elantra is up for bookings, in time for the upcoming festive season. The new Hyundai Elantra goes on sale prior to its official introduction this month.
The new Elantra is available in 3 variants i.e the 1.6 Turbo Sport, 2.0 MPI Dynamic and 2.0 MPI Executive with an estimated price of RM135,000 for the 1.6 Turbo Sport variant, RM120,000 for the 2.0 MPI Executive and RM125,000 for the 2.0 MPI Dynamic variant.
Powering the Elantra 2.0L MPI Executive and 2.0L MPI Dynamic is a Nu 2.0L MPI 4-cyliner engine, which delivers 152 PS at 6,200 rpm and 192Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The Elantra 1.6L Turbo Sport on the other hand is powered by the Gamma 1.6 Turbo GDI (T-GDI) four-cylinder engine that generates 204 PS at 6,000 rpm and 265Nm of torque at 1,500-4,500 rpm.
The new Elantra is expected to be the choice of many when it comes to choosing a medium-sized sedan as it is equipped with advanced innovative technology as well as safety and convenient features that enhance driver’s confidence. “Customers can look forward to many great features that are segment exclusive with this new model. Similar to all Hyundai models, the Elantra is constantly being upgraded according to the latest trends and also to meet customers’ expectations,” said Lau Yit Mun, Managing Director.
Among the highlights of the new Elantra include signature Hyundai Fluidic 2.0 Design concept, new powertrains, advanced High-strength Steel, emergency fastening device, hands-free Smart Trunk and more exciting features.
In the US, the new Elantra was awarded the 2016 International Design Award (IDEA) in the Automotive & Transportation 2016 category for its outstanding and unique design. It was among the 1,700 design projects from more than 30 countries that vied for the award. IDEA is a premier international design competition that recognises and promotes design excellence across a wide array of industries and disciplines that is conducted annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
The new Elantra also won the iF Design Award 2016 for “Product” discipline, under the “Automobiles/ Vehicles/ Bikes” category. For more than 60 years, iF Design Awards have been recognized across the world as a symbol of design excellence. Organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH, the award recognises outstanding design across various disciplines and categories.
Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has also awarded 5 star ANCAP safety ratings to the new Hyundai Elantra. With an overall score of 35.01 out of a possible 37 points, the Elantra scored full marks in a number of areas including side-impact crash testing (16 out of 16), as well as pole-impact testing (2 out of 2).