Soon after arch rival Honda announced that bookings are open for the Civic sedan with a diesel motor, Hyundai has responded with the launch of their Elantra sedan with a diesel engine which is BS6 compliant. Prices for the Hyundai Elantra start from INR 17.6 lakh in petrol guise and the diesel variants start from INR 18.70 lakh. Hyundai will be selling the Elantra diesel in 2 variants only, but has an option for manual as well as automatic gearbox.
|Model||Powertrain||Variant||Transmissions||Price (ex-showroom Delhi)|
|BS6 Elantra Petrol||Nu 2.0 l||SX||Manual||Rs 17,60,000|
|BS6 Elantra Diesel||1.5 l U2 CRDi||SX||Manual||Rs 18,70,000|
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra diesel comes with a 1.5L, turbocharged, U2 CRDi diesel engine which produces 115 PS of power and 25.5 kgm of peak torque matched to either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Hyundai will offer the Elantra with a 3 year Premium Assurance Package which includes 3 years or 30,000 km complementary maintenance, 3 years of RSA, 3 years of BlueLink & Map subscription and 1 Subhaarambh home visit. Hyundai also offers the Elantra sedan with a 3 years / unlimited km warranty or 4 years / 60,000 km warranty or 5 years / 50,000 km warranty giving customers the power to choose.
Safety features on the Hyundai Elantra include dual front airbags, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, park assist, front and rear parking sensors, stability control, hill-start assist, automatic headlamps, clutch lock, ISOFIX, TPMS, seat belt reminders, all 4 disc brakes and more.
The petrol-powered Hyundai Elantra has a 2.0L 4-cylinder block producing 152 PS of power and 19.6 kgm of torque matched to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. The obvious choice for enthusiasts would be the petrol Elantra thanks to the higher power output, but the diesel model will be the one for daily-drivers who look for efficiency.
Apart from the Honda Civic, the Hyundai Elantra rivals the likes of Skoda Octavia while the Toyota Corolla has now been taken off the shelves.