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Old 26th July 2016, 15:16   #46
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The 2016 Elantra in blue caught on camera again, this time by the CarBlogIndia team.

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Looks like all the Publications, clubs and Bloggers are out hunting the new Elantra! Another bunch of Autoheads spotted the same car under-going tests in the national Capital.

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AutoCar reports that the all-new India-spec Elantra will be launched in the first week of September with a 2.0L, 4-cylinder petrol engine which will be producing 149BHP, and a 1.6L 4-cylinder diesel churning out an updated output of 136BHP (from the present 128BHP, which powers the Verna & the Creta).

Both engines will be mated to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

A more powerful version of the 2.0L petrol equipped with a turbocharger, and a 7-speed dual clutch automatic are also on the cards for the Elantra, but these will be launched at a later date.
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The petrol must be the 2.0 Nu motor, which exists in different forms. The 149 PS output suggests that it could be the MPi engine running on the Atkinson cycle (as opposed to the regular MPi & GDi versions).

If it is indeed the Atkinson cycle version, then it's probably a first for India (not sure about the Toyota hybrids in India). Modern Atkinson cycle engines basically sacrifice some power for optimum efficiency by keeping the inlet valves open for longer (even during the compression stroke). It would be a very interesting move if Hyundai introduce an Atkinson cycle engine in a non-hybrid car in India (the Atkinson cycle 2.0 Nu engined Elantra is already on sale elsewhere in the world).

The 1.7 CRDi would have been a better choice for the diesel variants, if they didn't want to use the 2.0 CRDi. But it looks like they're playing it safe with the 1.6 CRDi, albeit with an enhanced output.

I hope they raise the GC adequately! One of the reasons for D-segment sedans losing out to SUVs is their low GC coupled with long overhangs leading to sickening scrapes on our unscientifically laid roads, speed-breakers, entrance/exit ramps etc.

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I hope they raise the GC adequately! One of the reasons for D-segment sedans losing out to SUVs is their low GC coupled with long overhangs leading to sickening scrapes on our unscientifically laid roads, speed-breakers, entrance/exit ramps etc.
Absolutely true but the raised Ground clearance, effects the dynamics quite a bit. For e.g Toyota Corolla Altis has a higher ground clearance which drastically effects the handling characteristics of the vehicle whereas Honda Civic with it's low GC was quite a lot of fun throwing around corners. I agree to the fact that GC doesn't alone effects the handling of the vehicle but it certainly is a major criteria. The 10th Generation Corolla Altis has a 175 mm Ground Clearance whereas the Civic had around 155 mm. So IMO, anything around 165 mm would be good enough.
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Default US-spec 2017 Hyundai Elantra scores maximum crash test rating

The US-Spec 2017 Hyundai Elantra has scored the Top Safety Pick Plus rating in the IIHS (Insurance Institute of Highway Safety) crash tests.

The IIHS crash test is divided in five categories: roof strength, head restraints and seats, moderate overlap frontal collision, side impact, and small overlap frontal collision. In comparison to the earlier model, the new Elantra showcased an improvement in the small overlap frontal collision category. While the earlier-gen Elantra suffered a maximum cabin intrusion of 9 inches, the new model suffered 2 inches of intrusion.

IIHS has specified that the top safety rating is being given to the models that have been produced after March 2016. This improved safety rating is mainly a result of Hyundai recently strengthening the junction between the door sill and hinge pillar.

The 2017 Elantra also comes with an optional Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system, which successfully avoided a collision at speeds of around 20 km/h on the institute's track test.

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Default Re: US-spec 2017 Hyundai Elantra scores maximum crash test rating

For the first time, I'm noticing 2 things in the video -

1) Headrests have been removed
2) Alloys have been replaced by steel wheels.

Any guesses as to why this is done?
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Excellent! I want Hyundai to sell the same car here, without skimping on anything, even on the lower variants. The current Elantra in India has 6 airbags only on the SX variants. They should make it standard across the range on the new one, along with ESP & VSM.

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1) Headrests have been removed
2) Alloys have been replaced by steel wheels.

Any guesses as to why this is done?
This is how IIHS normally does their small frontal overlap crash test, the toughest one in the world (at the moment), as can be seen on their other videos.

The headrests were probably removed for getting a better camera recording, or for better placement of the equipment. In any case, they seem to be mainly testing the structure's ability to withstand the dangerous 25% overlap crash in this test without causing significant injuries to the dummy. The whiplash test may be performed separately, I guess.

The car seems to be the lowest variant (as it normally is with these crash tests) and I think that should explain the steel wheels.

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Bookings are now open for the all-new Elantra, as per IAB.

The booking amount is Rs 25,000. The launch is scheduled for the first week of September.
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Drove the hatch back version in the US in a recent trip over a long round trip from MI to NC. That had the 173 BHP engine. Did not feel any special or powerful. But I liked the fit and finish and the stability at high speeds. That car did come with an adaptive steering - sports mode felt the best - all other modes are twitchy. One thing for sure - there was no fatigue at all.
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Launch date confirmed by Overdrive - Hyundai India is all set to launch the 6th-gen Elantra in India on August 23rd, 2016.

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I hope Hyundai also launch the new Elantra Sport in India.

It's got tastefully done exteriors that look very sporty without appearing boy racer-ish:

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Sexy alloys:

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Slightly redone interiors, including a flat-bottomed steering wheel, carbon-fibre inserts & sporty stiching on the seats & steering:

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A 1.6 litre Kappa T-GDI turbo-petrol motor that belts out 200 PS & 27 kgm sits under the hood, delivering the go to match its show, and is mated to either a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed dual-clutch AT:

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It also has an independent multi-link rear suspension (unlike the simpler twist-beam on the regular Elantra) for improved road manners.

It shouldn't cost too much over the regular Elantra. I see no reason why Hyundai should not launch it in India (after raising the GC and providing slightly higher profile tyres on alloys that are an inch smaller in diameter).

Source & more pictures: Motor1

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>>> Hyundai India is all set to launch the 6th-gen Elantra in India on August 23rd, 2016.

Any update on Tuscon. I was expecting them to be launched same time but :-(
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>>> Hyundai India is all set to launch the 6th-gen Elantra in India on August 23rd, 2016.

Any update on Tuscon. I was expecting them to be launched same time but :-(

Heard the Tucson launch is delayed probably to end Nov. This was probably due to the Elantra launch and to give their marketing teams and service teams time between the two launches.

Also with India's current appetite for SUVs, the Tucson would probably cannibalise the Elantra.
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I hope Hyundai also launch the new Elantra Sport in India.
Personally I see the Elantra as an elegant, stylish family car. As a 100% city driver and knowing that more than 80% of the buyers are too, I don't think India is ready for a Sport version of Elantra, its barely ready for the normal version itself which will breach the Rs.20 lakh mark with ease. That multi-link suspension, better tyres, higher tolerance specification bushings, springs, components among other stuff will add 10% to the cost easy.

I expect sales of about 250-300 (1500 odd bookings) when launched and it should settle at about 150 units per month when the new model feeling goes away, those numbers too are optimistic.. because while the new Elantra is far superior to the current Corolla (better safety, better engine, better handling, much better build quality, same reliability), it will still be 2nd place to the Jetta which is pretty much the only underrated car VW has. While the Jetta sold 100 units last month and Octavia 200, I'd put the Elantra sales between the two as it has better customer service and styling than them.

The Jetta will always remain the segment benchmark for driving, even the Elantra Sport variant cant change decades of tuning experience. The Octavia is overrated to a degree, yes.
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