Thinking of getting a new ride this Hari Raya? Well, why not ‘balik kampung’ with the all-new Elantra! Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has announced that the order books for the all-new Elantra are now open ahead of its official launch, which is scheduled sometime in June this year. Customers who place their bookings for the all-new Elantra now will have the car delivered to them before the Hari Raya.
The all-new Elantra is available in 3 variants; the 1.6 Turbo Sport, 2.0 MPI Dynamic and 2.0 MPI Executive with an estimated price of RM135,000 for the 1.6 Turbo Sport variant, RM120,000 for the 2.0 MPI Executive and RM125,000 for the 2.0 MPI Dynamic variant.
“Customers can look forward to many great features that are segment exclusive with this all-new model. Similar to all Hyundai models, the Elantra is constantly being upgraded according to the latest trends and also to meet customers’ expectations,” said Mr Lau Yit Mun, Managing Director of HSDM.
Among the highlights of the all-new Elantra include a brand new design that is based on the new Fluidic 2.0 Design concept, new powerful powertrains, Advanced High-strength Steel, Emergency Fastening Device, Hands-free Smart Trunk and more exciting features.
Powering the Elantra 2.0L MPI Executive and 2.0L MPI Dynamic is a Nu 2.0L MPI 4-cylinder engine, which delivers 152 PS at 6,200 rpm and 192Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The Elantra 1.6L Turbo Sport on the other hand is powered by the Gamma 1.6 Turbo GDI (T-GDI) four-cylinder engine that generates 204 PS at 6,000 rpm and 265Nm of torque at 1,500-4,500 rpm.
In the US, the all-new Elantra was awarded the 2016 International Design Award (IDEA) in the Automotive & Transportation 2016 category for its outstanding and unique design. It was among the 1,700 design projects from more than 30 countries that vied for the award. IDEA is a premier international design competition that recognises and promotes design excellence across a wide array of industries and disciplines that is conducted annually by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
The all-new Elantra also won the iF Design Award 2016 for “Product” discipline, under the “Automobiles/ Vehicles/ Bikes” category. For more than 60 years, iF Design Awards have been recognized across the world as a symbol of design excellence. Organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH, the award recognises outstanding design across various disciplines and categories.
Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has also awarded 5 star ANCAP safety ratings to the new Hyundai Elantra. With an overall score of 35.01 out of a possible 37 points, the Elantra scored full marks in a number of areas including side-impact crash testing (16 out of 16), as well as pole-impact testing (2 out of 2).
To find out more information or to place bookings, head to the nearest sales outlet or call Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000.