HMIL (Hyundai Motor India Limited) has revealed official photos and launched the new facelifted Elantra in India in the D-Segment. It is an executive sedan that has already been a popular panorama in its slice and the all new, totally refreshed facelift will put its status further on a pedestal. This refreshed Hyundai Elantra is new in more ways than just one. It now comes with totally fresh exteriors, masses of updates on the interior along with the latest features, in addition to a BS-VI compliant petrol engine.
Let us find out more about it here.
On the Outside
With the intention of giving it an evolutionary makeover, Hyundai has made lots of modifications to this model and it is much sharper looking sedan now. Hyundai has always been known for being eccentric by the way. It encompasses a more outstanding front facade courtesy of the redesigned hexagonal grille, facelifted and refurbished headlamps in a triangular shape, fresh LED DRLs (Daytime Running Lights), and new housing for fog lamps. In addition, the bonnet has even been re-sculptured with new plates on it.
The modernized back fragment of this sedan features a new set of tail lamps although the 2020 Hyundai Elantra is shod on freshly designed alloy wheels that go well with the sportier creases and lines found on the panels of the body. In spite of prominent modifications with the exterior, the Elantra with global specifications does not come with a wide range of cabin amendments excepting the adding up of fresh, innovative elements.
On the side, the sedan remains the same for the most part with its coupe like outline preserved, except for the all new alloy wheel design. The new tail lights now have become very sharp and in order to break the repetitiveness, the base of the new re-outlined bumper gets a black treatment. On the whole, the design of the all new 2020 Hyundai Elantra comes across as quite busy but it is still a pleasing design to look at.
On the Inside
HMIL (Hyundai Motor India Limited) is known for having the capability of creating extremely good looking interiors and this executive sedan is no different. The amendments consist of a new steering wheel, dials that look totally fresh for the air conditioning controls and spanking new colors for the interiors. The new instrument console even boasts an extremely neat design and gets a pleasant carbon fiber finish.
This facelifted version even offers access to the Blue Link system, which is borrowed from its sibling, Venue. It allows you to start the car with the help of the remote and play around with the controls of the air conditioning system as well. TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), an 8-speaker music system, and wireless charging are some of the additional features. What’s even significant to note is that the facelifted sedan gets 6 airbags standard across every variant on sale.
Coming to the seats, the front seats are rather supportive and comfy to both driver and the co-passenger seat. They are cooled as well and the driver seat features electric adjustment as well. Now, let us get to the back bench of the car. The inclined roofline at the back signifies that you do have to crouch a little with the aim of getting to the rear seats and that could be a little of a concern for the aged passengers. However, once you are inside the cabin, it is an excellent place to be in with loads of room for the legs and a comfy seating posture in addition.
Does It Drive Good?
When compared to its 1.8 liter contenders on the market, the all new 2020 Hyundai Elantra has always taken pleasure in a capacity advantage. The facelifted sedan now acquires a BS-VI compliant, 2 liter petrol engine and do not forget to remember that the diesel engine of this sedan has been discontinued from now on.
With 192 Nm of torque and 152 bhp coupled to the s speed automatic gearbox, the sedan feels pretty quick, however, the power delivery is so linear that one ends up desiring for an impulsive rush of power. At the same time, when driven in standard circumstances, the Elantra feels extremely refined and provides with an adequate amount of mumble in order to keep most fulfilled. Based on the circumstances, the driving modes further helps to add to the overall driving experience.
When it comes to fuel efficiency, it remains the same with Hyundai claiming 14.6 kmpl both for the automatic option and the manual. Remember, this sedan is made to give pleasure to the family and therefore the handling and ride quality is fairly tilted towards providing comfort. The suspension soaks up bumps well and even with four people in the cabin, the biggest speed breakers can be cleared without breaking a sweat. Even though sporty handling isn’t really the sedan’s strong point, thanks to somewhat insensitive steering and body roll creeping in, however, being a family car, the Hyundai Elantra has its covered!