Looking for a C-segment car instead of the trendy SUV? Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has just launched its redesigned Hyundai Elantra with a revolutionary new exterior design and interior refinements. Official price for the car is RM109,888.00 (On the road price without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia) for the 2.0L Executive variant. HSDM offers the Elantra a 5-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty on all its new passenger vehicles. A 24-hour road assist service is also now available to new and existing Hyundai vehicles. Now, let’s find out what does the Elantra have installed for the Malaysia consumer.

So what did Hyundai has made on the new restyled Elantra?

According to HSDM, the Elantra is 70mm longer than the previous version which bring it to an overall length of 4,620 mm, while its wheelbase remains the same. The exterior outlook also received redesign especially on the new triangular headlights, tail lights and rear fog lamps as well as a new sporty radiator grille. Other exterior upgrades also features a two-tone rear bumper and a repositioned plate number which is now moved lower to the bumper. A 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels and chrome moulding on its belt line helps elevate the striking appearance of the exterior Elantra outlook.

The interior cabin is also refreshed with a new sporty chequered cluster meter design, a newly designed multifunctional steering wheel with control buttons, all-black plush leather seats and a soft touch material dashboard.

Same engine and transmission but new driving mode that excites your drive

HDSM say the Elantra maintains the same powertrain and transmission as the previous version. The 2.0L version powered by a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 152 PS at 6,200 rpm and 192Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm and is paired with Hyundai’s 6-speed automatic transmission. However, this new version also introduces the Smart Drive Mode intelligent system that identifies your driving style and then automatically selects a driving mode i.e Normal or Sport, that is best suited to your driving needs. This will certainly helps driver who wants occasionally sporty driving feel.

The secret weapon on the car? Its incredible body structure

HSDM say that Hyundai has properly R&D on the Elantra to be built with High-Strength Steel with the use of 53% of Advanced High-Strength Steel. Thus making the Elantra having a stiffer torsional rigidity and 25.3 percent greater bending strength, which bring improvements in vehicle ride and handling, quietness, durability and driving performance. It also has an increased structural adhesive application 40 times at higher stress points on the chassis to reinforce welding areas. A component often found in aerospace applications, these structural adhesives also contribute to improved NVH and vehicle dynamics due to extra stiffness in the chassis. Hyundai engineers focused on these enhancements to develop a more rigid body structure, with the aim of achieving top safety ratings by the IIHS and NHTSA.

Unbeatable features that give excellent comfort and safety

The Elantra offers convenience, safety and comfort with a host of advanced features which include a multimedia system that is equipped with Android Auto and Apple Car Play, segment- exclusive Hands-free Smart Trunk, a six airbag system along with Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, ABS, a rear-view camera, Parking Guidance System, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Hill-start Assist Control.

Colour option that appeal to all

HSDM is offering 5 popular colours for the Elantra namely Phantom Black, Fiery Red, Teal Blue, Fluid Metal and Polar White. In addition to the 5 colours, limited edition colours such as Stargazing Blue and Sparkling metal are also available for a limited period of time in conjunction with the official launch.

So did we caught your attention on the new Hyundai Elantra? We sure do hope so because the car is priced attractive and packed with lots of feature. If you still need more information or to place bookings, interested parties can head to the nearest sales outlet or call Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000.

Posted by Yat Kean

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