Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) offers its newest model, the all-new Elantra. Named ‘Avante’ in South Korea, the sixth generation Elantra looks to build on its established heritage in the Philippine compact sedan segment, with sleek appearance and distinguished performance features.
The all-new Elantra’s features speak volumes about Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, Hyundai’s evolving design philosophy. The large hexagonal grille is paired with slim and sporty Projection Headlamps for an energetic look.
The new wheel arch design expresses the car’s dynamic road presence, setting the new model apart from all other vehicles on the road. The roof flows back to the trunk almost seamlessly, with the sides left simple and unembellished, while with understated lines on the shoulders to create an elegant and smooth look. Distinctive, shining tail lights, equipped with Rear Combination Lamps are arranged in an attractive horizontal line, while the rear bumper completes the balanced design.
Inside, refined active character lines are ergonomically positioned to enable intuitive operation, elements that are inherited from Hyundai’s luxury range of the Sonata and the Genesis. Dashboard buttons are grouped according to functions. The cockpit display is angled 6.9 degrees toward the driver, and soft-touch and high-quality materials are used across the surfaces for convenience. Passengers get to enjoy the premium value as well, as rear air conditioner vents are added in the newest model.
To achieve comfort and performance, the all-new Elantra is 20 millimeters longer and 25 millimeters wider than the previous-generation Elantra. The 16” and 17” alloy wheel definitions make the Elantra a smooth and brilliant drive on the road.
The new compact Hyundai sedan comes in two variants locally. The top-of-the-line GLS variant uses a Nu 2.0 MPi engine, which delivers maximum drivability in all driving conditions for high performance. With maximum horsepower of 152ps and torque of 19.6 kg-m, the all-new Elantra is comparable to that of the mid-size sedan segment. The GL variant houses a Gamma 1.6 MPi engine. Both variants are front-wheel drives with 6-speed automatic transmission.
True to its award-winning lineage, the all-new Elantra was recently crowned “Best New Small Sedan” at the prestigious Middle East Car of the Year (MECOTY) 2016. It is certainly out to conquer hearts once more with class-leading convenience features that take it a notch higher from the previous model.