Hyundai Launches The All New ‘2015 Elantra’



India’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter Hyundai Motor India Ltd recently announced the launch of its stylish, distinctive and premium sedan, 2015 Elantra. Elantra was first introduced in the year 2004. The new Elantra aspires to set a higher standard in the premium sedan segment. Elantra Hyundai, with the launch of New Elantra, now presents the complete new portfolio of the new generation Modern Premium products to Indian customers.
With its modern aesthetic design, high-class interiors and cutting-edge technology, the 2015 Elantra assures to create a new benchmark and endeavours to set a high standard of premium for its class in India. Exemplary safety and high efficiency, sporty and agile handling are the some of the astounding features of the New Elantra. Incorporated with efficient and high-performance engineering, Elantra delivers a higher level of driving pleasure.

On the launch of the 2015 Elantra Mr. B S Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said,
“The Elantra has always been the trendsetter in its segment and is now set to offer high standard in the premium segment. The 2015 Elantra will delight our customers with its highclass appeal and agility. Elantra being a global model is Hyundai’s first car and one of only 10 cars in the history of the auto industry to reach over 10 million sales globally. Designed in line with a vision of creating cutting edge driving innovations and delivering outstanding comfort features, the new Elantra is engineered for excellence to cater to various needs of the customers.”

The Premium Fluidic Design Philosophy
The design of Elantra is inspired by nature's contours, dynamic curl of an ocean wave, flowing lines of canyon walls. It features a "wind craft". The Elantra, called as ‘fluidic sculpture’ continues this design philosophy that injects sophistication and dynamic angles into the shape of a vehicle. A modern and futuristic look is added to the car by the sleek dynamic lines and deep grooves.

Stylish Evolved Exteriors
The 2015 Elantra presents a truly modern design philosophy through its unique exterior styling. Evoking a premium feel, the design cues display the Hyundai family aesthetics, featuring a striking hexagonal radiator grille. Sleek lines flow from front to rear with a sporty profile and dynamic rear end.
The front bumper has a new stylish bold design and the grille is depicted in chrome. The adoption of projector headlamps with LED light guide and trendy fog lamps adds a dynamic and high-tech feel to the 2015 Elantra.
The Elantra features16-inch newly designed 10 spoke alloy wheels and chrome moulding on its belt line which emphasise the Elantra’s sporty and premium image. The new two-tone rear bumper and chrome tipped exhaust boost the sporty appeal of the car while the LED effect wrap around rear combination adds to the hi-tech and premium imagery.


Some key exterior elements that add to the tremendous design and technology of 2015 Elantra include stylish bold front bumper with chrome insert grille, projector headlamp with LED Guide Light, new trendy Fog Lamps, chrome window belt-line, chrome tip exhaust, new design 10 spoke 16” alloy wheels, electrically adjustable and retractable outside rear view mirror, new LED effect rear combination lamps & sporty dual tone rear bumpers, chrome door handles, rear parking assist system (Rear sensors and rear camera).


Plush Interiors
The 2015 Elantra’s premium interior is equipped with a number of segment-first features. The Hightech elements and sportiness strikes the best sense of the luxury. Exciting flowing shapes and high-grade materials add to the contemporary premium feel of the car. The seats of the new Elantra feature comfortable upholstery and ergonomic contours. The seats are attractive and are covered in full leather exude modernity.
The spacious cabins & innovative features that blend perfectly with the exteriors, have been designed to create an environment of breath-taking refinement, while the lines on the interiors of the doors give the Elantra a premium appeal.

Sporty black interiors, leather seats, metallic scuff plates, sporty aluminium pedals and ergonomically positioned console box with arm rest and rear AC vents add to the interior appeal of the 2015 Elantra.
The sportily designed, width-emphasising dashboard, newly integrated control and display system represents the modern premium philosophy.
The interior is totally tech-savvy with new generation audio featuring an entirely new designed user interface and graphics, 4.3”color TFT LCD display and steering mounted controls also enables networking with mobile devices via Bluetooth® and rear camera display capable.


The Feature rich Masterpiece
A host of Hi –tech features ensure enhanced comfort and convenience the 2015 Elantra. These include auto headlamps, smart key with push button start, electric heated outside rear view mirror, supervision cluster, electro folding mirrors, auto cruise control, bluetooth with controls on steering, 10 way power seats with lumber support, new generation touch audio with 4.3” colour TFT LCD, rear AC Vents.

Safety and Assistance Systems
The integral safety system from Hyundai combines together all active and passive safety components into a well knitted system. The system ensures the safety of the vehicle occupants and other road users. The Elantra’s safety system has been expanded by introducing new segment unique technologies. The body of the 2015 Elantra meets the most stringent requirements and in combination with highly efficient restraint systems, ensures the maximum possible protection for vehicle occupants. The safety features  of the 2015 Elantra include 6 Airbags, Vehicle stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, ABS with EBD, Hill Assist Control, Electro Chromic Mirror, Rear view Camera, Rear Parking Sensors, Front and rear disc brake.

The Elantra will be available in 6 premium colours.



Hyundai Elantra
Skoda Octavia
Toyota Altis
VW Jetta
Renault Fluence
Chevrolet Cruze
Length (mm)
4550
4659
4620
4659
4681
4597
Width (mm)
1775
1814
1775
1778
1813
1788
Height (mm)
1430
1476
1475
1453
1488
1477
Displacement (cc)
1582
1798
1798
1968
1997
1998
Max Power (bhp@rpm)
145@6500
177@4500
138@6400
138@4200
135@4000
164@3800
Max Torque (Nm@rpm)
259@1900
250@1250
173@4000
320@1750
190@1850
380@2000
Mileage (ARAI) (kmpl)
16.34
14.7
16.8
16.96
20.4
17.3
Price (INR) (Starting price)
14.13 lakhs
16.25 lakhs
14.12 lakhs
13.87 lakhs
16.31 lakhs
15.81 lakhs

Comparison of the Hyundai 2015 Elantra with Chevrolet Cruze, Skoda Octavia, Renault Fluence, Toyota Altis and VW Jetta.

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