The experts from AutoX rate the car as one of the best cars of 2012. According to them the car provides quite revolutionary ride and handling quality and offers huge no. of useful equipments apart from the beauty it imparts to the surrounding wherever it moves or is parked. They can’t stop from calling it damn attractive!! With its Fluidic design philosophy Hyundai has impressed millions and continue to do so with its magnificent cars like Verna, Sonata and Elantra and not to forget the hatchbacks i10, i20 and eon. Hyundai has just managed to exploit the secret link between a car and a customer’s heart. That is the reason of their huge success in the recent few years and has now become the second largest producer in India. They observed that the rear part is similar to Sonata and rest resembles Verna. The car has an aerodynamic structure with smooth contours on the sides.
According to them Hyundai’s diesel engine is one of the best in the market. The car provides good torque figure and unlike older Hyundai cars, it doesn’t struggles on increasing torque. The car is stable at higher speeds unlike older cars which felt of float at higher speeds! And even when the car moves over a bump/hump at high speeds, the car remains under control. Thus praising the suspension of the car, he felt it was esque- European style.
Another expert observed the rear A/C vents and is all praise for it. The diesel engine is same as in Verna which is extensively tested in India and is apt for daily use, ‘to and fro’ home and workplace. This midsize sedan starts from Rs. 12.5lacs.
For an expert who tested the Elantra 1.6 SX model, the pros about the car are the plush interiors offering loads of comfort and making feel at home, ride quality and performance and the huge list of features it has on list keep you involved with it. Among the cons he list that the car is too similar to Verna and the handling is non-communicative, lack of distance-to-empty parameter; also the steering is quite light thus not much enthusiastic. He observed the fuel efficiency to be 10.5 kpl in city and 14.5 kpl on highway.
Another expert liked the Bluetooth connectivity, climate control settings, electrically foldable ORVMs, electrically adjustable driver seat and rear parking camera and audio controls mounted on steering. What was even more lovable was audio controls on the rear. The seats are large enough to accommodate fat people comfortably and offer descent space for legs and head. Also the boot is enough large to keep luggage for a long trip. It offers slick gear shifts and 6-speed transmission (for some variants). With ESP-Electronic Stability program and VSM- Vehicle Stability Management technologies, the vehicle is made as safe as possibly it can get.
So the car is packed with all latest innovative features like Dual-zone FATC(Fully automatic temperature control), solar glass, safety escort lamp etc. One look at the car and i promise you would feel your heart pounding!
|Comparison of Hyundai Elantra|
|Comparison of Hyundai Elantra variants|