Hyundai introduces facelifted Elantra at RM110K

By JAY WONG | 19 April 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has launched the facelifted version of the sixth-generation Elantra, which boasts a new exterior design and interior refinements.

It comes in a single Executive variant.

The facelifted C-segment sedan is priced at RM109,888 (on-the-road without insurance) and is backed by a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty and a 24-hour road assist service for both new and existing owners.

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Five colour options are available:  Phantom Black, Fiery Red, Teal Blue, Fluid Metal and Polar White.

However, for a limited time (in conjunction with the launch), two limited edition colours of Stargazing Blue and Sparkling metal have been made available.

In terms of size, the newly-launched Elantra still maintains its measurements for its wheelbase and dimensions, except its overall length has been increased by 70mm to make it 4,620mm-long.

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Also retained is the Nu 2.0-litre (1,999cc) multi-point injection engine producing the same power output of 152PS at 6,200rpm and 192Nm of torque at 4,000rpm.

With a familiar six-speed automatic transmission, owners get four driving modes of Eco, Normal, Sport and Smart to cater to how they want engine power to be sent to the front wheels.

For comfort and handling, the Elantra uses independent front MacPherson struts and rear torsion beam.

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The company says that 53% of the new Elantra uses high-tensile steel and 40-times more applied structural adhesives at higher stress points on the chassis to reinforce welding areas.

This translates to a 25.3% improvement in torsional rigidity, which benefits ride and handling as well as improvement to noise, vibration and harshness levels.

Stopping power comes from the front ventilated discs and rear solid discs that are partially obscured by the 17-inch wheels fitted with 225/45 series tyres - which happens to be the same size and fitment for the spare as well.

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The Elantra has been fitted with halogen bulbs for its automatic front projector headlamps, fog lights and rear light clusters while daytime running lights use LEDs.

The external powered side view mirrors with integrated turn-signal have automatic fold and unfold function and the chromed door handles have a welcome light function as well as a keyless entry button only for the driver's door.

The cabin gets manual adjustable seats. The leather-wrapped powered steering wheel comes with audio controls.

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Facing the driver is a Supervision instrument cluster with a 3.5-inch TFT mono LCD.

A larger 7.0-inch touchscreen LCD entertainment unit comes with a reverse camera, voice recognition, AUX jack, two USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto and Apple Car Play.

Included in the list of fixtures, fittings and conveniences are the push-start button, manual climate controls, rear air vents, tyre pressure monitoring system and the unique Smart Trunk function.

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The Smart Trunk function is a hands-free boot operation system that allows its owner (with key fob) to stand near the boot for about three seconds before it pops open.

In terms of safety, the Elantra is equipped with six airbags, anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, hill-start assist, downhill brake control, brake assist and vehicle stability management.

"The Elantra has always been a strong contender in the C-segment due to its competitive advantage. We believe this modern, sporty and elegant design will appeal to a broader market," said HSDM managing director Low Yuan Lung.

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