Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has launched the new Elantra Facelift at all its showroom nationwide today.
The Elantra Facelift features 14 new improvements and upgrades, which makes the vehicle the perfect C-segment car in the market. It is also much sharper in looks as compared to its predecessor with a slight tweak on the car’s exterior. Improvements are reflected in the interior of the car with the introduction of several new advanced features.
The overall length of the Elantra Facelift has increased to 4,550 mm, 20mm longer than its predecessor, while maintaining its wheelbase. With front and rear bumpers extended by 5mm and 15mm, respectively, the new facelift projects a more stable, balanced look. The newly-designed front bumper, radiator grille, fog lamps as well as the adoption of *LED Light Guide and *Projection Headlamps add a dynamic, high-tech feel to the Elantra. The redesigned alloy-wheels and rear combination lamps also accentuate the Elantra’s premium car image. (* The LED Light Guide and Projection Headlamps are available for 1.6 Premium & 1.8 Premium only.)
Enter the cockpit area and experience the new and advanced design. Noticeable improvements include the relocation of the air-conditioning vents, new Transmission Gear Shift (TGS) Gear Knob, *Flex Steer System on the steering wheel that enables drivers to choose from normal, comfort or sports mode, *Rear Air-conditioning vents for the comfort of the rear passengers, *MirrorLink Audio Visual Receiver and an *upgraded Supervision Cluster with 3.4-inch OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) Display for easy reading. The OLED is clearer than the conventional dot type display for increased readability and information delivery. (*The upgraded OLED Display, Flex Steer System, Rear Air-conditioning vents and MirrorLink Audio Visual Receiver are applicable to the 1.6 Executive, 1.6 Premium & 1.8 Premium variants only).
According to Mr Lau Yit Mun, Managing Director of Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors, car buyers looking for a new C-segment will be pleased with the new facelifted Elantra. “This new version of the Elantra is complete in every way. Apart from maintaining the great features of the original Elantra, we have fitted additional advanced features into the facelifted model,” said Mr Lau.
The facelifted Elantra maintains the same powerplant with a choice of two engines, Nu D-VVT 1.8-litre MPI and Gamma 1.6-litre MPI D-CVVT. Mated to six-speed transmissions and both engines deliver impressively more horsepower while consuming less fuel.
The Elantra also features the latest active and passive safety technologies to ensure maximum protection for its occupants such as Ultra-high Tensile Strength body, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and HAC (Hill-Start Assist Control) – applicable across all variants. The 1.6 Premium and 1.8 Premium variants come with six airbags.
For a limited period (from 5 March – 5 April 2015), customers who purchase the Elantra FL 1.8 Premium will be offered free 3-year service or 60, 000km (with 10,000 service interval), whichever comes first.
It is also available in the following attractive colours namely Creamy White, Carbon Grey, Phantom Black, Sleek Silver and Tomato Red.
The Facelifted Elantra is available in four variants:
Elantra FL 1.6 Elegance – RM85, 888*
Elantra FL 1.6 Executive – RM 95,676*
Elantra FL 1.6 Premium – RM100, 546*
Elantra FL 1.8 Premium– RM114, 984.40*
*Price indicated excludes insurance, road tax, JPJ registration fee and hire-purchase ownership; and applicable to Peninsular Malaysia only.
The global sale of the Elantra has reached 10 million units recently, which makes it the first Hyundai model and one of only 10 cars in the auto industry to achieve that record. The Elantra, which was launched 24 years ago in 1990 was able to reach this mark by selling an average of 420,000 units a year or approximately 1,100 units a day.
HSDM offers a 5-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty on all its new passenger vehicles. A 24-hour road assist service is also now available to new and existing Hyundai vehicles.
For more information or to place bookings, interested parties can head to the nearest sales outlet or call Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000.
Words & Photos: Hyundai Malaysia