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The Rs 12.51 lakh Hyundai Elantra is here!

Last updated on: August 14, 2012 12:30 IST

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yundai Motors, the second largest car maker in India on Monday launched its much awaited Hyundai Elantra sedan at the price tag of Rs. 12.51 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi).

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Launched in petrol and diesel in-line options, Elantra holds the potential to dominate over the existing sedan rivals like Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Laura and Toyota Corolla Altis.

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New Hyundai Elantra Price (ex-showroom Delhi)

Hyundai Elantra petrol price - Rs 12.51 lakh

Hyundai Elantra petrol S price - Rs 13.74 lakh

Hyundai Elantra petrol SX price - Rs 14.74 lakh

Hyundai Elantra diesel price - Rs 12.91 lakh

Hyundai Elantra diesel S price - Rs 13.64 lakh

Hyundai Elantra diesel SX MT price - Rs 14.85 lakh

Hyundai Elantra diesel SX AT price - Rs 15.85 lakh

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Engine

Hyundai Elantra is now available in the 1.8 L petrol and 1.6 L diesel power-train options.

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The 1.8 L petrol engine of this sedan churns maximum power of 149.5 PS with its peak torque being 177 Nm.

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The other 1.6 L diesel engine tosses extreme power of 128 PS with 260 Nm torque.

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Elantra vs Chevrolet Cruze

On the other hand, rival Chevrolet Cruze is available in the market only in 2.0 L diesel engine options.

The 2.0 L power-train of Cruze tosses peak power of 166 PS with the maximum torque being 380 Nm.

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Elantra vs Skoda Laura

Skoda Laura, another popular car of the same segment is offered in the market in 1.8 L petrol and 2.0 L diesel engine options.

The 1.8 L petrol engine churns peak power of 160 PS with peak torque of 250 Nm, while the 2.0 L diesel engine tosses maximum power of 110 Ps with 250 Nm maximum torque.

The company has another efficient 2.0 engine option available for Laura that churns peak power of 140 PS with peak torque of 320 Nm.

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Elantra vs Toyota Corolla Altis

Toyota Corolla Altis, Elantra's another rival is available in 1.8 L petrol engine and 1.4 diesel engine options.

The 1.8 L petrol in-line of this car churns peak power of 140 PS with 173 Nm torque.

The diesel trim produces a max power of 88.4 PS and top torque of 205 NM.

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Mileage

Hyundai Elantra seems to be the best-in-class machine as far as fuel efficiency is concerned.

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Its 1.8 L engine has potential to deliver mileage of 12.5 - 16.0 kmpl.

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Its 1.6 L CRDi diesel engine has commendable fuel efficiency of 18.5 - 22.0 kmpl.

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Elantra vs Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze being available in diesel in engine options has also appreciable fuel economy of 13.5 - 17.3 kmpl through its 2.0 L diesel engine.

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Elantra vs Laura

The competitor, Skoda Laura's 1.8 L petrol engine delivers mileage of 9.5-13.5 kmpl, while its 2.0 L diesel in-line gives mileage of 12.6-16.6 kmpl. Another available powerful 2.0 L diesel in-line also has decent fuel economy of 11.5-15.4 kmpl.

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Elantra vs Altis

The Corolla Altis' available 1.8 L petrol engine on the other hand gives mileage of 10.5-14.5 kmpl.

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Interior

The dual tone cocoa black and beige interiors of Hyundai Elantra give it unique and premium appearance from inside.

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Leather wrapped seat, steering wheel and gear knob add extra attraction to the interiors.

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Good head-room along with large wheelbase makes the cabins airy.

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Moreover, the dual AC vents along with dual zone fully automatic climate control option gives the feel of luxury.

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Elantra vs Cruze 

Chevrolet Cruze also holds the excellent mating premium upholstery from inside.

Neatly appointed leather along with the capacious cabins and comfortable seats doubles the riding pleasure.

Moreover, there is no shortage of pockets and spaces to keep the utility stuff in this American breed sedan.

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Elantra vs Skoda 

Skoda is well known for its high level comfort and that is what they have blessed the Laura with.

You will confront broad seats with premium Nappa leather upholstery inside it and the powerful Dual vent AC would make the climate inside livelier.

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Elantra vs Altis

Toyota Corolla has also got soothing interiors to safeguard its place in the sedan segment.

The leather wrapped seats with further inner door trims and perfect dash board design makes the interior look rich and attractive.

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Exterior

The exterior of Hyundai Elantra has got the fluidic impressions and is specially designed in a way to make it look not only gorgeous but also sporty.

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Enchanted by the majestic front grille, fluidic eye headlamps with LED integrated lights, alloy wheels, L shaped fog lamps, chrome door handles and LED tail lamps, Elantra looks like a D segment premium saloon.

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Elantra vs Cruze

On the other hand, the rivalry product Chevrolet Cruze is also blessed with majestic exterior work.

The front chrome and carbon grille catches the attention of onlookers. Moreover, the clear lens headlamps, multi-spoke alloy wheels, fog lamps, unique tail lights, chrome exhaust and side claddings add more grace to the outfit.

Elantra vs Laura

Skoda Laura, although not comes with fancy looks like the rivals, but it's tough make along with some sober graphics gives it a royal touch.

The parallel front grille surrounded by chrome, xenon headlamps, ORVMs with turn indicator, side door strips, and front & rear fog lamps are some of the exterior highlights of this sedan.

Elantra vs Altis

The Japanese breed sedan, Toyota Corolla Altis also holds charm in its exterior. Composed to look elegant as well as sporty, the exteriors of Altis are commendable and symmetric.

Dynamic grille, sleek headlamps, alluring ORVMs, LED Tail lamps, and muscle touch on the side makes it look impressive in its class.

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Comfort

Hyundai has not left any stone unturned to make Elantra a luxurious and comfortable product.

Seats are blessed with back and thigh support that adds relaxation.

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Driver's seat comes with the electric lumbar support and can be adjusted in 10 ways.

The rear centre seat can also be used as the rear centre armrest.

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Elantra vs Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze is also much impressive in terms of comforts. Seats are comfortable and relaxing and have the adjustable headrests and armrests. Both the cabins have sufficient headroom and legroom to enable the occupants sit comfortably.

Elantra vs Laura

Skoda Laura is also a choice as far as comforts are concerned. The capacious cabins along with relaxing seats make it a perfect choice for long tours. Moreover, the options like Bluetooth connectivity, USP Port, AUX, outside temperature display etc. add to further convenience.

Elantra vs Altis

Enriched with premium comforts and relaxing seats, the Altis seems to counter all its rivals.

The front cabin is bestowed with power adjustable front seats, while the rear cabin has got adjustable headrest along with rear centre armrest. Added to this, there are plenty of feature available in this car for further convenience of occupants.

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Safety

Hyundai Elantra is loaded with advanced safety features like ABS with EBD, Parking sensors and rear view camera, hill start assist control, Traction Control, front dual, side and curtain Airbags etc.

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Elantra vs Cruze

Chevy Cruze also has similar advanced safety features like ABS, Airbags, Fog lamps, Anti-theft Alarm, Auto Door Lock etc.

Elantra vs Laura

Skoda Laura is also pretty good in terms of safety and  it comes blessed with features like Anti-Slip Regulation, Traction Control System, Parking sensors, Dual Airbags, Central locking etc.

Elantra vs Altis

Like the others, Toyota Corolla Altis has also been boosted with advanced safety features like ABS with EBD, Keyless Entry, Power door lock, Dual Airbags, Fog lamps etc.

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