Hyundai has launched the refreshed 2015 Elantra at a starting price of Rs 14.13 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In the new model, the Elantra has been given mid-life improvements which include additional features and aesthetic enhancements, but no mechanical revisions.
Starting off with exterior enhancements, the 2015 Elantra gets a newly-designed front bumper, projector headlamp with daylight running LEDs, redesigned fog-lamps and chrome grille on the front fascia. Move on to the side profile and you will notice new set of 10-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels, chrome treatment on door handles and yet more chrome on the window belt line. At the back, updates come in shape of new LED effect rear combination lamps and a sporty dual-tone bumper. And yes, there’s a chrome tipped exhaust as well.
The interior of the 2015 Elantra get minor revisions. The cabin now comes in an all-black theme along with leather seats, metallic scuff plates, aluminium pedals, rear AC vents and ergonomically positioned console box with arm rest.
On mechanical front, the 2015 Elantra remains unchanged, implying you get the same engine options to choose from as before. The powertrain on the 2015 Elantra includes a 1.8 dual-VTVT petrol and 1.6 VGT CRDi diesel engine. The former is rated at 149.5PS & 178Nm, while the latter produces 128PS and 260Nm. Both the engines can be had with a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual gearbox.
Commenting on the launch of the 2015 Elantra, B.S. Seo, Managing Director & CEO, Hyundai India said, “The Elantra has always been the trendsetter in its segment and is now set to offer high standard in the premium segment. The 2015 Elantra will delight our customers with its high-class appeal and agility. Elantra being a global model is Hyundai’s first car and one of only 10 cars in the history of the auto industry to reach over 10 million sales globally. Designed in line with a vision of creating cutting edge driving innovations and delivering outstanding comfort features, the new Elantra is engineered for excellence to cater to various needs of the customers.”
Safety features on the new model include 6 airbags,vehicle stability management electronic stability control, ABS with EBD, hill-assist control etc.