NEO fluidic Elantra is a midsize sedan created by the South Korean car maker Hyundai. With world-class engineering the car has Fluidic design unparalleled by any other car in the segment. The car has many accolades in its kitty to boast about ‘2012 North American car of the year’, ‘SAGMU WesBank car of the year 2011’ and ‘2011-2012 Phillipines car of the year’.
With its breathtaking exteriors you won’t stop appreciating it! This Fluidic design philosophy of Hyundai has won hearts of many and is continuing to win more. With bold character lines, the sedan class car has an aerodynamic structure and with each edge blending smoothly with the other.
The dimensions of the car are 4530mm x 1775 mm x 1470 mm with a wheelbase of 2700mm. The car is available in both petrol and diesel version. The petrol engine is 4 cyl 16 valves DOHC with Dual VTVT with displacement of 1797 cc. Max power consumed is 149.5/6500 ps/rpm and max torque utilised is 18.1/4700 kgm/rpm. The diesel version has 4 cyl 16 valves DOHC with VGT engine generating displacement of 1582cc. Max power and max torque figures are 128/2800 ps/rpm and 26.5/1900-2750 kgm/rpm. While the fuel system in petrol version is multipoint injection in diesel version it is common rail direct injection. The 6-speed manual transmission allows stick shifts for those who enjoy the slick sound and love to hold the control in their hand. Shift indicator helps attaining optimum gear usage along with the ECO indicator contribute in maximizing fuel efficiency. The 6-speed H-matic automatic transmission give timely gear shifts for those who love to be lazy when it’s time to change gears and just let the automatic system take the control
The front chrome grill is inspired from a hexagonal style and the elongated headlamps and tail lamps merge with rear combination lamps having an angry-eye look, always vigilant for safety. The trunk lid is protruded outwards giving it a sporty and coupe like shape. Fog lamps have contemporary styling and the automatically foldable ORVMs with side repeaters built keeping in mind the aerodynamicity. The 16’’ alloy wheels with 5-spoke are sporty like always. Chrome door handles also add to the look. Silica tyres help reduce rolling resistance and improving wet skid performance, thereby contributing in increasing fuel efficiency.
3 models are available BASE, S and SX with SX being the top model. The upholstery is nice royal Beige with a fairly large cabin you would feel at home once inside the cabin. For entertainment lovers there is 2 din CD/ radio stereo system, there is also an ipod cable that can connect ipod, phone or a music device. Audio and Bluetooth controls are mounted on the steering itself. Other delighting features include rear armrest audio control, smart key with push button start, rear a/c vents and 10 way adjustable power driver seat . The Dual Zone FATC (Fully automatic Temperature control) lets enjoy driver and passenger different temperatures. Another special feature is the front seat ventilation that circulates air throughout the seat and removes moisture and thus avoiding fatigue on long drives. Yet there are more features on the list! Supervision cluster which shows every minute detail of driving clearly, safety escort headlamp that remains on even when the ignition is set off to guide the passage, cruise control buttons on the steering, tilt and telescopic steering which is 4-way adjustable. Front armrest, power windows and Solar glass that barrs heat from penetrating inside.
Coming to safety:-
Hyundai is a brand that never compromises on safety. With 6 air bags positioning 4 on the front and 2 on the sides protects you in case of a mishap. Impact sensing auto door unlock ensures a safe exit during a mishap. With the Electronic Stability program (ESP) which regulates torque and maintain wheel control especially in conditions of sudden braking or turbulent sudden moves. The rear view parking camera makes parking a fun experience coupled with rear parking sensors with sound alerts if the car comes close to an obstacle. Automatic headlight control which switches on analysing the conditions outside, now that is quite unique!! Other safety features include: ABS with EBD ensuring stable braking during and prevents wheel lock up during sudden braking, Hill start assist control which prevents the risk of rolling backwards and Vehicle stability management (VSM) which is a combo of ESP and power steering, maintaining directional stability during sudden acceleration.
The car is available in 6 majestic colours and it is a masterpiece created by Hyundai articrafts! For those who want to enjoy the Hyundai’s best production this car will serve your purpose. Meet your Hyundai dealer today!!
|Comparison of Hyundai Elantra|
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