Sixth-gen Hyundai Elantra caught testing in India

The fifth-generation Hyundai Elantra has been around in India since 2012. The company gave it a mid-life facelift in 2015 and the car currently holds the number 2 spot in its segment (in terms of sales). Now, the sixth-generation Elantra has been spotted doing test runs in Salem, Tamil Nadu.

The new model is 40 mm longer (4,570 mm), 25 mm wider (1,800 mm) and 30 mm shorter (1,440 mm) than the Elantra on sale in India today. Its wheelbase remains unchanged at 2,700 mm. In international markets, the Elantra comes with a choice of 3 engines - 2 petrol units (1.6L & 2.0L) and 1 diesel (1.6L). There's a 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox on offer. The diesel gets a 7-speed DCT. The US-spec Elantra gets a 1.4L turbo petrol motor + a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (link to news article).

The interiors of the Elantra borrow several components from the Sonata / Genesis and have soft-touch materials. The centre console is tilted towards the driver at 6.9 degrees. It also features a memory function for the driver's seat, a Harman audio system with 8 speakers + amplifier and a smart trunk function, which opens the boot when it senses the smart key over 3 seconds within the sensing zone.

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