Uzone.id – The Hyundai Elantra has a history in Indonesia because this car is the first Hyundai model to pave in the country in 1995 which was imported by PT Citra Mobil Nasional.
The first generation Elantra in Indonesia at that time entered the national car program under the name Bimantara Nenggala with the availability of a 1.6 L engine.
Subsequently, in 1996, Hyundai established an assembly company named PT Hyundai Mobil Indonesia and PT Hyundai Indonesia Motor by producing the Hyundai Accent 1.5L.
However, this time there is bad news. Hyundai has reportedly stopped production of the Elantra as a D-segment sedan in India. We also noticed that the official Hyundai India website was no longer showing an image of the Elantra.
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Launch Motorbeamthe Hyundai Elantra — which has other names Hyundai Avante, Hyundai Lantra, and Hyundai i30 sedan — has not had new units since November 2021. If this car is to be discontinued, then the Elantra can be said to be in danger of ‘extinction.’
In India itself, Elantra offers 2 engine options. First, the 2.0L petrol engine produces 150 hp and 192 Nm of torque.
Second, the 1.5L diesel engine produces 115 hp and 250 Nm of torque which is paired with a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.
The features brought by the Hyundai Elantra are modern with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a sunroof to a wireless charger.
Before discontinuedthe Hyundai Elantra in India sells for 17.85 lakh (approximately IDR 338 million) and 21.12 lakh (approximately IDR 400 million) – for the price ex-showroom.
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In fact, India hopes that the latest or third generation Hyundai Elantra will enter the market with a choice of 2.0L petrol engine, 2.0L turbo petrol engine, and 1.6L hybrid petrol engine and 1.6L turbo petrol engine.
Transmission options include a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed DCT automatic, a six-speed torque converter automatic and a CVT.
Hyundai has yet to confirm the launch of the third-generation Elantra in India. It is possible that Hyundai could bring the latest model Elantra to India.
Hyundai Elantra Generation 1
The 1st generation Hyundai Elantra launched in October 1990. This car was sold in Europe in 1991 and competed with the Ford Sierra and Vauxhall Cavalier or Opel Vectra, but at a much cheaper price.
The vehicle then received a facelift in 1992 for the European market, although the North American model retained the look of the previous year.
In 1993, the Hyundai Elantra got another facelift. For the last facelift of the first generation occurred in 1994.