2020 Hyundai Elantra BSVI diesel: All you need to know
Hyundai India has added a diesel engine to the Hyundai Elantra line-up. The facelifted Hyundai Elantra was launched with a petrol BSVI engine last year but now a diesel option has been added too. The car has been listed on the company's website with a formal launch expected to take place once the lockdown ends.
The diesel engine is the same 1.5-litre unit seen in other new Hyundai cars like the new-gen Creta, Venue and Verna facelift. Here it makes 115PS and 250 Nm and can be paired with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed torque-convertor automatic.
Hyundai has also revamped the variants list for the Elantra. The base S trim has been dropped from the line-up. It now starts from the SX variant, available only as an automatic, followed by the top SX(O) trim that can only be had with the automatic. The Elantra diesel looks identical to the petrol version and carries the same feature set.
Notable features in the SX version are the LED DRLs, LED tail lamps, electric sunroof, manual seat height adjustment for driver, dual-zone climate control, rear AC vents, cooled glovebox, tilt and telescopic steering wheel adjustment, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, BlueLink connected car tech, hands-free smart trunk, cruise control, push-button start, electrically adjustable and foldable outer mirrors.
The SX(O) version adds to this with front parking sensors, TPMS, LED headlamps, LED DRLs, 10-way power adjustable driver seat with electric lumbar support, ventilated front seats, drive mode select, sliding function for front armrest and wireless charger.
Prices of the Elantra BSVI diesel haven't been revealed yet but we expect a Rs 1 lakh premium over the petrol version. The diesel version of the Elantra has no real competion as of now, the Civic is expected to get a BSVI diesel version soon. The Toyota Corolla Altis and the Skoda Octavia had been discontinued when the BSVI shift happened, although a the new-gen Skoda is expected early next year.
Starts Rs 17.6 Lakhs
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