Combining a sporty edge with the latest in technology, the Hyundai Elantra has proven that it is more than equipped to meet the challenges of modern city life and dares to go beyond consumers’ expectations. In the Middle East, the vehicle has been a sure hit after winning a clutch of awards including best in its class and best new small sedan at the Middle East Car of the Year Awards 2016. The Elantra combines bold design, sophisticated styling, exciting control features and a wide range of safety features and options.
In Qatar, the sixth generation Elantra is available exclusively through Hyundai’s official distribution partner Skyline Automotive.
The new Elantra’s exterior design projects confidence with sculpted body forms complemented by smoothly contoured lines that reveal the underlying inspiration of Hyundai’s designers. Moreover, the Elantra was built to be strong with more than 53% of its sub-frame comprised of advanced high strength steel. This delivers enhanced chassis rigidity as well as improved handling, durability and performance. Its interior is just as sophisticated, providing a roomy and comfortable space. The center fascia is tilted 6.9° towards the driver for optimum control. Moreover, the switches are grouped according to their function, and the controls for the audio system are mounted on the steering wheel. Tumblers let passengers adjust the volume and switch radio stations with maximum ease, and there are buttons for making hands-free phone calls using the optional Bluetooth function. Back seat passengers can also adjust their individual seat temperature. Moreover, the driver and front passenger seats feature a ventilation system that offers three levels of air circulation and which can be controlled by the driver and the front passenger separately for a cooler driving experience especially during Qatar’s summer months.
The Elantra is equipped with several action keys to make your ride a unique and a personal one. These options meet the demands of the modern driver with a wide range of technological features. For example, the steering wheel heats up to provide extra comfort when cold. The vehicle’s High Intensity Discharge Lamps light up the road with a more intense glare than conventional headlamps. Whereas, the fog lamps, are neatly recessed and mounted low on the front end, providing better visibility in poor weather conditions. Moreover, the sophisticated technology inside the Elantra allows drivers to gain full control of their vehicle. The electronic stability control detects and reduces loss of traction during sudden braking and turning movements. Using automatic braking for individual wheels and reducing engine power helps the vehicle to maintain maximum stability and control. And switching lanes has become easier than ever with the Blind Spot Detection (BSD) feature which alerts drivers when a car approaches them from the rear and enters a blind spot, activating a warning lamp on the side mirrors. In addition, the Auto Cruise Control helps in maintaining a set vehicle speed without the need to press the accelerator pedal. Finally, parking has become easy with the Rear-View Camera, an invaluable tool for the everyday motorist.
The Elantra possesses a 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (SAT) which features a new shift pattern that delivers almost imperceptible gearshifts along with smooth, progressive acceleration and fuel economy. The Elantra comes with two engine options: the 2.0 MPi and the 1.6 MPi gasoline. The 2.0 MPi gasoline engine produces a maximum output of 152 ps at 6,200 rpm and a maximum torque of 19.6 kg·m at 4,000 rpm while the 1.6 MPi gasoline engine produces a maximum output of 127.5 ps at 6,300 rpm and a maximum torque of 15.77 kg·m at 4,850 rpm.
Comprehensive safety features:
One of Hyundai’s key priorities is the complete safety of each and every single one of its passengers. The Elantra perfectly encapsulates this and is equipped with a 7-airbag system: driver airbag and knee airbag, passenger airbag, two front side airbags, plus two curtain airbags along the whole length of the cabin. Another significant safety feature incorporated into the vehicle is the car’s windows which can sense any obstruction, for example a child’s hand sticking out the window, automatically lowering the windows to prevent injury.