In April this year, Hyundai had introduced the BS6 Elantra diesel specifications. The carmaker has now introduced the sedan variant of the BS6 diesel. Hyundai has discontinued the base-spec S petrol model as stated by us earlier, and now sells the sedan in just two variants: SX and SX(O). While the SX version gets both manual and automatic options, the top-spec SX(O) model is only equipped with the automatic gearbox.
The discontinuation of the base-spec variant S has raised the sedan’s starting price (by Rs 1.71 lakh) and is now starting from Rs 17.60 lakh. The revamped price, however, has made the petrol-powered Elantra up to 89,000 rs cheaper.
The Elantra shares the Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta with its 1,5-liter BS6 diesel engine. It is putting out 115PS and 250Nm. Only a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT are available. Throughout the BS4 age, with a 1.6-liter diesel engine generating 128PS and 260Nm, Hyundai sold the Elantra. On the other hand, the sedan’s petrol variants are powered by a 2.0-liter BS6 engine that makes 152PS and 192Nm and gets the same set of options for transmission.
As to the features, the diesel variants share the list of equipment with the sedan’s petrol variants. Hyundai provides an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system for the facelifted Elantra with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, speed control, dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents, BlueLink smart car software, wireless adapter and a sunroof. Standard safety features include six airbags, EBD ABS, and parking sensors at the rear.