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Old 9th November 2016, 13:07   #61
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Old 22nd November 2016, 08:15   #62
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What is the ground clearance of the newly launched Hyundai Elantra? I dont see it stated in the brochure.

Also, what is the *realistic* city mileage of the petrol, manual transmission variant? (not ARAI numbers).

I am considering the SX(O) petrol, manual transmission if the above numbers are decent. Am toying between this and waiting for the Corolla facelift in H1 2017.
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What is the ground clearance of the newly launched Hyundai Elantra? I dont see it stated in the brochure.

Also, what is the *realistic* city mileage of the petrol, manual transmission variant? (not ARAI numbers).

I am considering the SX(O) petrol, manual transmission if the above numbers are decent. Am toying between this and waiting for the Corolla facelift in H1 2017.
The GC is 165 mm.
I drove the 2.0 Auto, and the mid showed an average of 9-9.5kpl. That must be city mileage, considering it was the TD vehicle. Manual should give you slightly better figures, but don't expect anything more than 10 in city driving conditions.
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Thanks Rohan24.

I suppose you're relying on the mileage displayed in the instrument cluster. I feel those are often unreliable, esp on a TD vehicle. It depends on when its been reset etc., if I'm not mistaken.

I was hoping to get figures from someone who actually bought the vehicle and has done the fuel-tank full-to-full test for mileage assessment.

I am a bit skeptical about the 10 kmpl, is bcoz my 1.6 liter petrol manual SX4 gives me 10 kmpl in city, and the 1.8 liter petrol manual Corolla is stated to give around 9 kmpl in city (realistic figures based on full-to-full test, not ARAI figures from brochure). I was expecting the 2 liter petrol manual Elantra to give about 8 kmpl in city, but was just wondering if someone had actually done the full-to-full test on the Elantra. Perhaps its too early to tell.
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Spotted one today in silver.

Not a head-turner but looks elegant and premium.
Size perception is just right (i.e. not too big) and certainly 'feels' D segment.
Rear looks different with those looong tail-lights
Front now looking too similar its smaller siblings but that is now being followed by every manufacturer.
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I suppose you're relying on the mileage displayed in the instrument cluster. I feel those are often unreliable, esp on a TD vehicle. It depends on when its been reset etc., if I'm not mistaken.



I was hoping to get figures from someone who actually bought the vehicle and has done the fuel-tank full-to-full test for mileage assessment.



I am a bit skeptical about the 10 kmpl, is bcoz my 1.6 liter petrol manual SX4 gives me 10 kmpl in city, and the 1.8 liter petrol manual Corolla is stated to give around 9 kmpl in city (realistic figures based on full-to-full test, not ARAI figures from brochure). I was expecting the 2 liter petrol manual Elantra to give about 8 kmpl in city, but was just wondering if someone had actually done the full-to-full test on the Elantra. Perhaps its too early to tell.

My Corolla manages to give me 11-12.5kmpl in the city. Surprisingly my Wagon-R used to give me similar figures in the city. Bigger engine with a good low end torque offers decent FE in the city, the engine capacity alone doesn't determine the fuel efficiency. Although for bigger engines there is no significant difference of fuel economy on the highways. This is where small engines shine. So I won't be surprised if the Elantra petrol MT actually gives 10kmpl in the city.
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My Corolla manages to give me 11-12.5kmpl in the city. Surprisingly my Wagon-R used to give me similar figures in the city. Bigger engine with a good low end torque offers decent FE in the city, the engine capacity alone doesn't determine the fuel efficiency. Although for bigger engines there is no significant difference of fuel economy on the highways. This is where small engines shine. So I won't be surprised if the Elantra petrol MT actually gives 10kmpl in the city.
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Bigger engines usually give consistent economy figures across driving conditions, unless you drive them flat out in which case they obviously guzzle fuel. The ample low end torque makes all the difference.

For instance, my Scorpio consistently delivers around 10kmpl +- 1kmpl irrespective of whether it is driven in city or on the highway. FE of my Jazz though varies between 10 and 18kmpl depending on traffic conditions and how enthusiastic I feel.
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What is the ground clearance of the newly launched Hyundai Elantra? I dont see it stated in the brochure.
It is 165 mm, as already mentioned Rohan24.
The good part is that despite of having only 165 mm of GC, there is very less belly scraping in this car. I was also a part of the media drive and took the car off the road at several points; not a single time the belly scraped anywhere. Here is a video example of the suspension working; please go to the last 20 seconds and you will notice a steep incline (The opening pic of this thread is also taken there itself) for coming back on the road. We were expecting that the belly may scrape if we try to climb the car straight on the road instead of being slightly biased on the sides of the slope. Absolutely no problem occurred and the car did the job quite well. So GC IMHO should not cause any troubles in regular usage. The video is here:


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Also, what is the *realistic* city mileage of the petrol, manual transmission variant? (not ARAI numbers).
Moderate city traffic: 12-13 kpl
High traffic: 10 kpl
Crawling traffic: Can be anything in single digits
Highway: Can go up to 16 kpl, this is a frugal engine as much I noticed.

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I am considering the SX(O) petrol, manual transmission if the above numbers are decent. Am toying between this and waiting for the Corolla facelift in H1 2017.
Go for it with eyes closed, you won't ever get to feel that your car is having higher running costs than the competition.
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Its been now more than 3 weeks I went into the Hyundai showroom to inquire about the Elantra. They didn't have a display piece and didn't have a test drive vehicle too. I was promised a dekho of the next elantra that get delivered in a weeks time but till now there's no car being shown. I am surprised how can Hyundai which has a very pro-active approach to indian customers can allow a launch without enought support from production and marketing people. I mean to wait 3 weeks just to take a look at the car forget about the test driving it is sacrilege in today's day and age. I am really keen to take a look at the car as its on my shortlist as my next car. Surprisingly in my city I haven't seen any on the road too. Is anyone else too experiencing the same thing elsewhere in the country? And mind you we have two dealers in my city. Both don't have elantras!

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Thanks a lot @VKumar, @Shreyans_Jain, @asit.kulkarni93, @Rohan24.

Bangalore roads are horrible, esp in the parts where I live. I doubt if Elantra will take the speed bumps and pot holes and unpaved roads of my Bellandur neighborhood! But lets see ...
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One thing that I like HYundai for sure is that their interiors are top notch for that segment. Perfectly constructed, no gaps, no rattles, premium feel (ofcourse in that segment), right from Eon to way up.
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