After a year of speculation since the Hyundai Elantra was first unveiled at the PAPS Auto Show in Lahore in February 2020, Hyundai Nishat has finally put our fears to rest by announcing the official launch of the 6th Generation Elantra in Pakistan.
On the 21st of March, 2020, the launch, like that of all new vehicles in Pakistan, was broadcast live on Facebook. Television personalities Khalid Malik and Anushay Ashraf hosted the event, guiding audiences through each stage of the launch, explaining the automaker in detail, and creating excitement for Hyundai’s new offering.
Bang Sun Jeong, the head of Hyundai Motors’ Middle East and Africa area, Tatsuya Sato, the COO of Hyundai Nishat Motors, Mr. Hamza Salahuddin Ansari, and Malik Muhammad Adnan, the General Manager Sales and Marketing, all took the stage to talk about the vehicle, the business, and the price of the Elantra.
The Hyundai Elantra, as previously stated, is a compact sedan that will compete in Pakistan with the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. The truck will be available as a ready-to-drive (CKD) unit assembled in Pakistan. Furthermore, the Hyundai Nishat is proud to be the only car in its class to offer a 2.0-liter gasoline engine.
The new Elantra’s exterior styling is an intriguing combination of sporty and smooth, flowing aesthetics. The car’s wedge-shaped headlight, front bumper, front grille, and taillight designs, oddly, seem to complement the car’s overall smooth and round profile, making it a reasonably attractive vehicle.
The headlamps are Dynamic LED Quad Projectors with sharp triangular Daytime Running Lights for a more aggressive front-end appearance. The car also has a large front grille, which makes it a bit more assertive, as is the current trend among automakers.
The sedan has side-mirrors with integrated turn signals on the sides. The chrome door-handles, which give the car a regal appearance, are the most visible aesthetic element. Lights integrated into the door handles give the vehicle a high-end feel while still being useful in the dark.
The car’s taillights are cutting-edge, and there are clean, checkmark-shaped reflectors incorporated into the bottom of the rear bumper. The vehicle also has a glass antenna on the roof, which gives it a more upscale appearance while also improving radio reception.
Overall, the Hyundai Elantra 6th Generation is a pretty attractive Sedan that, despite being a generation old, appears to be very contemporary.
This is when the 6th generation Elantra begins to show its age. Although it has a lot of features – more on that later – the interior design looks a little dated when compared to the 7th generation Elantra.
Aside from that, the Elantra has a roomy and functional interior with plenty of tech features and tidy aesthetics like silver trim, cream, and black leather panels and seats, a smart instrument cluster, and a basic and easy-to-use center control stack.
The instrument cluster houses all of the important data, such as the speedometer, tachometer, and engine temperature. The steering wheel controls assist the driver in controlling certain aspects of the vehicle, such as the sound system and phone connectivity.
The Elantra is a pretty roomy vehicle in terms of space, but given that it is a compact sedan, it has plenty of room in the back for two fully grown adults. In the rear, it can seat three people, but only for short distances.
There is only one engine option for the Family car. It features a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder gasoline engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission that produces 154 horsepower and 195 newton-meters of torque. For a naturally aspirated engine, the figures appear to be very surprising.
With Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA) technology, the SUV has ventilated disc brakes on all four wheels.
The engine is equipped with McPherson Struts in the front and torsion bar coil-spring suspension in the back. The vehicle has four driving modes: Eco, Sport, Smart, and Normal.
- Steering wheel audio controls
- Voice command
- Central Locking with speed sensing door lock
- Smart trunk lid opener
- Remote fuel lid opener
- Keyless Entry and Push start ignition.
- Power adjustable driver seat with lumbar support.
- 4.2” TFT display in instrument panel with Optitron meter and Digital speedometer
- 7” touch screen infotainment system with USB, AUX.
- 6-speaker stereo
- Wireless charger.
- Dual zone climate control with rear AC vents.
- Power windows.
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Electronic stability control
- 2 front airbags
- Traction control
- Hill-start assist,
- Electronic Brake-force Distribution / EBD
- Backup camera with dynamic guidelines.
- ISOFIX Child Seat Anchors.
For the time being, the car will only be available in one trim level, with a price of Rs. 4,049,000, making it slightly more expensive than the Toyota Corolla’s top trim level, but significantly less expensive than the Honda Civic RS Turbo trim level.
Bookings for the car will commence on March 22, 2021, and the automaker will also provide test-drive opportunities to interested parties.
All things considered, the Hyundai Elantra is in the same class as the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic in terms of appeal. However, the vehicle’s driving and ownership experience may give it an advantage over its competitors.