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Fluidic sedan Hyundai Elantra drives in, starting at Rs 12.51 lakh

Hyundai Elantra, the latest offering from Hyundai Motor India, has joined the sedan bandwagon with an India price starting Rs 12.51 lakh and going up to Rs 15.85 lakh.

BT Online Bureau | August 16, 2012 | Updated 15:42 IST

Hyundai Elantra, the latest offering from Hyundai Motor India, has joined the sedan bandwagon with an India price starting Rs 12.51 lakh and going up to Rs 15.85 lakh. The prices are introductory and ex-showroom Delhi.

The new fluidic sedan comes in 7 variants - three petrol and four diesel - and in six colours.

The base price of the petrol-run car is Rs 12.51 lakh and the top end costs 15.85 lakh. The starting price for the diesel variant is Rs 12.91 lakh, while the top end automatic variant costs Rs 15.85 lakh.

The Elantra was first launched in India in 2004 but was discontinued in 2007, apparently due to poor demand. However, the company is confident that the sedan's second innings would be a success.

"It is a global car and has been packaged intelligently. It has won laurels around the world and we are confident that it will perform well here," Nalin Kapoor, HMIL senior general manager, told IANS.

The fifth generation Elantra boasts of features like front ventilates seats, rear parking camera, push start button, cruise control etc.

The petrol engine produces 150 bhp while the diesel engine - shared with the Verna - churns out 126 bhp. Both engines are mated to six speed automatic or manual gear transmission.

The sedan will be competing with European and Japanese bestsellers like Toyota Corolla, Skoda Laura, Volkswagen Jetta, Honda Civic and Chevrolet Cruze. According to HMIL, it has already received over 750 bookings for the car.

With inputs from IANS

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