Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) recently unveiled its all-new 6th generation Elantra in anticipation of good market response for the upgraded model.
The all-new Elantra sets a new standard in its segment with new levels of sophistication applied to its interior and exterior as well as a platform, which delivers a new level of, ride comfort with smooth, precise handling and enhanced safety. Key highlights of the new upgraded model include:
- ‘Dynamic Precision’ – The New Fluidic 2.0 Design Concept
- New Powerful Powertrain – NU2.0 MPI and Gamma 1.6 T-GDI
- State-of-the-art platform with the use of 53% Advanced High-strength Steel (an increase of 32% as compared to the previous model), offering improvement in torsional stiffness, ultra-rigid chassis and bending resistance strength
- Comprehensive Safety Features include:
- Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Hill-start Assist Control
- 6 Airbags
- Emergency Fastening Device
- Blind Spot Detection (Applicable for Elantra Sport only)
- Intelligent Technology and Convenient Features which include:
- Hands-free Smart Trunk
- AV System that supports Android Auto and Car Play
- Rear camera
- Auto Cruise Control
- Front and Rear Parking Assist
Available in 3 variants (the 2.0 MPI Executive, 2.0 MPI Dynamic and the Elantra Sport) the all-new Elantra will be displayed at all Hyundai showrooms starting June 9, 2017, with test drive units also made available at the showrooms.
- 2.0 MPI Executive – RM116,388 (On the road price without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia)
- 2.0 MPI Dynamic – RM120,588 (On the road price without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia)
- Elantra Sport – RM131,488 (On the road price without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia)
All Elantra variants are entitled to 50,000km of free service with a three-year validity.
Dynamic Precision is the new design concept for the 6th generation Elantra. The completely redesigned all-new Elantra delivers an athletic presence from every angle. Its prominent hexagonal front grille dominates an edgier front end and is framed by striking headlights. Front bumper air vents and the available LED daytime running lights provide more aggressive styling cues, while the rear bumper creates a sportier stance. Available High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights (for Elantra Sport only) not only provide sophisticated styling, but also offer optimized illumination for the bends and curves on your path.
The side profile is designed with a sense of sporty and coupe like silhouette while the rear is extremely impactful with eye-catching split type LED Tail lamps. The aerodynamic profile of the car along with innovative wheel air curtain, a smoother under-body structure with undercover applied to the entire floor plan and other advanced design package technologies have resulted in the Best-in-Class drag coefficient of 0.27.
The new A-Pillar design and attention to detail makes the interior more spacious and comfortable. The new cockpit is also ergonomically designed with multimedia and control buttons placed strategically for the driver. The driver-centric horizontal crash pad layout with T-shaped centre fascia and a subtle tilt towards driver’s seat ensures minimal driver movement for comfortable and safe driving. It also boasts the biggest cargo space in its class with a loading capacity of 407 liters.
New Powerful Powertrain – Nu 2.0L MPI and Gamma 1.6L Turbo GDI
The all-new Elantra comes in two powertrain options – Nu 2.0L MPI and Gamma 1.6L Turbo GDI. Powering the Elantra 2.0L MPI Executive and 2.0L MPI Dynamic is a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 152 PS at 6,200 rpm and 192Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm with exceptional fuel efficiency. The Nu 2.0L MPI is paired with Hyundai’s 6-speed automatic transmission. The Elantra Sport that is mated with to an ECOSHIFT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission 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.
Comprehensive Safety Features
In addition to the strengthened chassis, the Elantra makes structural improvements to the front side members that are now a hexagonal design and the dash-to-cowl connection has also been reinforced. The rear doors also feature dual impact beams.
A six airbag system is standard, along with Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, and ABS. Additional safety technologies include Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist (for Elantra Sport only), a rear-view camera, Parking Guidance System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Hill-start Assist Control.
Warranty and 24-hour Road Assist Service
HSDM offers a 5-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty on all its new passenger vehicles. A 24-hour road assist service is also now available to new and existing Hyundai vehicles. For more information or to place bookings, interested parties can head to the nearest sales outlet or call Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000.