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Old 13th July 2015, 16:02   #706
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Shall post more pictures of the the functionality part soon.
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The installation looks perfect. Can you give me more details of this product? Like -- it's full product name, the price pf the product, how to get it installed and what is the warranty of the product.

My current Elantra has the factory fitted unit and not one of its steering mounted functionality is not working. Earlier, when I attached my ipod, I could move to the next song using the steering controls. But, now it is not happening. Not sure what happened!!!
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I have just bought home the new Elantra VTVT 1.8 A/T SX in white shade. I have liked the car, just drove 25 KMs though.
Attaching a picture. I will update further details in due course.
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Hi Deepu,
The installation looks perfect. Can you give me more details of this product? Like -- it's full product name, the price pf the product, how to get it installed and what is the warranty of the product.
My current Elantra has the factory fitted unit and not one of its steering mounted functionality is not working. Earlier, when I attached my ipod, I could move to the next song using the steering controls. But, now it is not happening. Not sure what happened!!!
Hi @sukhoi30

The unit is Pioneer 8690BT and costed me 29k for the head unit, 2500 for the panel and 3000 for the interface for steering controls. The installation can be done by any good accessory shop and comes with pioneer warranty for one year. I have further added hertz high energy components in front and co-axials in the rear door along with a kicker 4 channel amp and an Audison bit ten which are carried over from my previous car. I am so much in love with them and cant let them go . No subwoofer added as the base from the speakers is quite good on its own
Do let me know if you have any further queries. I will be happy to answer.

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I have just bought home the new Elantra VTVT 1.8 A/T SX in white shade. I have liked the car, just drove 25 KMs though.
Attaching a picture. I will update further details in due course.
Congrats brother. You have a real beauty at hand . Wish you happy motoring.

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Hi i recently installed a pioneer 8690 in my elantra and mated it to a bit ten a kicker amp hertz hi energy comps in front and coaxials at the rear. The set up is awesome and would bring a smile to any audio loving people's face. Will post some pictures of the same for all to see.
The the only thing the new Elantra needs or should have come by default; a proper ICE system.

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I have just bought home the new Elantra VTVT 1.8 A/T SX in white shade. I have liked the car, just drove 25 KMs though.
Attaching a picture. I will update further details in due course.
Congrats !
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I have just bought home the new Elantra VTVT 1.8 A/T SX in white shade.
The car came with Goodyear Assurance, 205/60 R16 tyres. Can someone provide quick feedback on the assurance tyres? I do not have any prior experience with this brand. The order of preference would be lesser noise, better grip, better comfort. How do they compare against Michelins primacy 3ST or bridgestones? Unless the recommended change is dramatic, I would prefer not to change the factory fitted tyres. Thank you!
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The car came with Goodyear Assurance, 205/60 R16 tyres. Can someone provide quick feedback on the assurance tyres? I do not have any prior experience with this brand. The order of preference would be lesser noise, better grip, better comfort. How do they compare against Michelins primacy 3ST or bridgestones? Unless the recommended change is dramatic, I would prefer not to change the factory fitted tyres. Thank you!

What is your assessment of the Goodyear?3ST is a good tyre. My Elantra came shod with Nexen tyres. They are pretty good in terms of road noise and grip levels. Recommend you try out the Goodyear on a couple of highway drives and then decide. If you are going to use the car predominantly in city,I recommend that you just stick to the stock tyre and save yourself the money. I am pretty sure Hyundai would have done their home work on this segment car.
Honestly haven't used the Assurance tyre till date.
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I have just bought home the new Elantra VTVT 1.8 A/T SX in white shade. I have liked the car, just drove 25 KMs though.
Attaching a picture. I will update further details in due course.
Congratulations! We look forward to your ownership thread.

How is the petrol AT performance and mileage so far? Most of the people I know have the Diesel AT and wondering what made you opt for Petrol. I have sold my Ecosport and waiting for the right car in which Elantra Petrol is one of the choices and hence the curiosity.
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The car came with Goodyear Assurance, 205/60 R16 tyres. Can someone provide quick feedback on the assurance tyres? I do not have any prior experience with this brand. The order of preference would be lesser noise, better grip, better comfort. How do they compare against Michelins primacy 3ST or bridgestones? Unless the recommended change is dramatic, I would prefer not to change the factory fitted tyres. Thank you!
Hi The good year assurance are not meant for this car which is such a beauty to drive and the Michelin primacy 3st which i use on my car too would bring a dramatic change to the cars driveabily. The earlier you do that the better price u get in exchange for the old tyres. My car came with Nexens and they were so pathetic that i just went for change at 20 k milege. Elantra deserves the best Michelin is the way to go.
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I cannot understand why Hyundai gave Good year assurance with an Elantra. I have them on my Ecosport AT, and they are adequate for that application, but I don't think they will be adequate for a Sedan as one tends to slow down less on corners.
Only issue I face is that small stones get lodged in the tread pattern, and are thrown up when I speed up.

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How is the petrol AT performance and mileage so far? Most of the people I know have the Diesel AT and wondering what made you opt for Petrol. I have sold my Ecosport and waiting for the right car in which Elantra Petrol is one of the choices and hence the curiosity.
The ownership review is underway now. My very less monthly running does not warrant a diesel. Cannot comment on mileage as I have done only about 100 KMs and Elantra does not come with instantaneous mileage indicator. The engine performance is quite ok but nothing exemplary. It sure has enough mid range but a bit lethargic at lower end of RPM. It may be expected being an automatic. Elantra is a competent car if you are looking for D1 segment sedan at this budget.
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Returned to Chennai yesterday after paying salutations to river Godavari during the Pushkar season. Started on July 16, travelled to Guntur, Kakinada, Kotipalli Teertham, Pithapuram before returning to Chennai after a overnight halt at Guntur.

And the entire journey has left two strong impressions on me. One, the energy, fervour and passion evident in masses during the massive congregations along the banks of Godavari (and a Chinese think tank suggests Hinduism is a decadent religion!) and two, performance of my Elantra cRDI AT.

Boy, the car served me well during the long journey. It showed tremendous poise, control and decent reflexes on highways. I had my car loaded to the hilt with five adults, one kid and all their stuff for four days! On undulating highways, it performed remarkably well. There was hardly any complaint about space, AC cooling, suspension, road/engine/tyre noise or even it's ability to stay super responsive during overtaking maneuvers. I briefly grazed past 160kph on a couple of instances to quickly overtake - but better sense prevailed eventually.

I really envy my friends who drive the manual variant - which is naturally expected to be more responsive than AT.

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Congratulations! We look forward to your ownership thread.
Hi Urajkumar and fellow BHPians, My Elantra Petrol AT ownership thread has now been taken live by the mods:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ic-review.html

Mods - kindly delete the post if deemed unnecessary. thanks!
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Red Elantra (Petrol Automatic) looks like this.
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So I have been doing some research on the halogen projector alternative for this car. Now all I need to install is a HID bulb, which needs a conversion kit. Elantra needs canbus adaptor to fool the ECU to believe that the lamp consumption is 55w where as actually HID consumes just 35w. Without canbus ecu will turn off the headlamps for safety.

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Additional info about Headlights.
Surprisingly the bulb type specifications is different from US models.

Headlights - Low -> H7
Headlights - High -> H1
Fog lights - H8
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Elantra pre-face lift has audio controls on the rear arm rest. Does anyone know if it is just a remote control (requiring a change of battery when it drains out) which is mounted on the arm rest? Or is it actually wired from underneath to the dashboard?

All the AVN upgrade reviews for Fludic Elantra I have come across have one thing in common - the rear seat audio controls dont function after the upgrade.

This makes me suspect if this is just a remote control set-up under the garb of arm-rest mounted wired controls. If it is the latter, it assures me that I can wait and Hyundai will eventually develop an AVN which will not ignore the utility of arm rest controls. If it a remote control, then it just shows Hyundai has not thought ahead of times in desiging this.
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