Hyundai’s Elantra also known as Hyundai’s Avante was introduced as a compact car with front engine and front wheel drive by Hyundai in 1990. Currently sixth generation of Elantra has been launched in market and the 2019 model got some major facelift changes with a new exterior looks and it became the fifth best-selling car in South Korean automobile market with a sale of 5488 cars up till now. Although 2020 model of Hyundai’s Elantra has been out with some more features and efficient automatic transmission but still the 2019 model is loved by the customers because it offers variety of technological and safety features along with its comfortable and convenient ride. It has been rated as sixth best small sedan of 2019. The 2019 model of Hyundai Elantra is all set to launch in Pakistani automobile industry too and it is expected that it will be launched in September 2019 by Hyundai Nishat Motor. Five variants of Hyundai Elantra are available worldwide that are mentioned as following:
SE trim: it is a base trim which is equipped with steel wheels, folding rear seats, Bluetooth connection, six speakers and Android Auto along with Apple Car play.
SEL trim: it is equipped with large sized alloy wheels, seven inches display screen, blind spot detection, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alert system.
Eco trim: it is equipped with seven speed automatic transmission and all standard features but it gets two USB ports with it.
Sport trim: it offers eighteen inches alloy wheels with more strong brakes and powerful tires.
Limited Trim: it is upgraded with seventeen inches alloy wheels, LED headlights, 8 speaker’s audio system, wireless charging and leather upholstery.
The 2019 model is different from previous models because of its attractive looks and more powerful turbocharged engine along with its variety of technological features.
Engine, Transmission and Performance of Hyundai Elantra:
All trims of Elantra are equipped with two liters four cylinder sixteen valve DOHC 1600cc engine with Continuously Varying seven speed automatic transmission while six speed manual transmission can be obtained in base trim SE while the suspension of the car is smooth and not harsh with a nice control on quality of the ride and gripping of tires on road are also very firm which makes the turning around corners very easy and it deaccelerate from seventy miles per hour in 168 feet with firm pedals response and a panic free stop. It generates a horsepower of 201hp and 196NM of torque. The fuel economy of the vehicle is satisfactory with a mileage of 42mpg at a speed of 75 miles per hour. It can hit sixty miles per hour in 9.8 seconds which is very vast time that means it is the slowest car of its class and you cannot have the thrill and fun of the drive at higher speeds while it is good for driving in urban areas especially the handling of the cars on bumpy surfaces and speed breakers is perfect for drive in cities.
Exterior and interior features of Hyundai Elantra:
The 2019 Elantra has a new body design with front end having trapezium shaped LED headlights with daytime running lights and an angular chrome central grille with air intakes and fog lights while the rear end is more aggressively designed with chrome trim piece running all along the length of the vehicle with side swept wedge shaped tail lights. The central grille is wider than in previous models. The LED lights are energy saving which shines more bright and makes your drive easy even in darkened roads. The trunk opens automatically when you and the proximity key is near so it makes loading up easily. It has a fuel tank capacity of 53 liters and a cargo capacity of 407 liters. It has a total length of 4570 millimeters, width of 1801 millimeters, and height of 1435 millimeters and ground clearance of 135 millimeters.
The interior of the car is stylish with its black and silver trim pieces and the fabric covered seats that are very soft and comfortable. The instrumental panel is redesigned with newly designed air vents, climate control system and audio controls. The dashboard has attractive looks with ergonomic controls. The front seats are provided with bottom cushions and the rear seats can be folded to increase the cargo area while the space on rear seats is not well enough as compared to other cars of the same class.
The infotainment system of Elantra is latest with base trim having five inches display screen while other trims having 7 and 8 inches display screen with compatibility for Android Auto and Apple Car play interface. You will be provided with wireless charging pad and a powerful audio system for entertainment. Elantra is equipped with up to date driver’s assistance programs and it has cleared all crash tests held by various authorities while the base trim is not provided with driver’s assistance program. Some of the latest safety features in Elantra include the air bags for all passengers for avoiding any mishaps in accidents, adaptive cruise control system, forward collision warning alarm, automatic emergency braking system, lane keeping assistance, lane departure warning alarm and anti-lock braking system along with blind spot detection system.
Some of the major competitors of Hyundai Elantra 2019 include Mazda 3 2019, Honda Civic 2019, Kia Forte 2019, Toyota Corolla 2019, Honda Civic 2019 and Suzuki Ciaz 2019.
All trims of Elantra 2019 have different prices. The base trim SE has a starting price of 17,985 US dollars, SEL trim has a starting price of 20,285 US dollars, Eco trim has a price of 21,835 US dollars, Sport trim has a price of 23,485 US dollars while the Limited trim has a starting price of 23,485 US dollars.
Electric power assist speed sensing steering-Rack and Pinion
strut with coil Spring
Torsion beam with coil spring
Seat Cover Material
Cloth seat Trim
Fuel Tank Capacity (Li)
Top speed 120 mph and 0 to 60 in 7.8 seconds
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16V 4-Cylinder D-CVVT MPI
Transmission: 6 speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC-inc: drive mode select (normal-eco and sport)
Front wheel drive
3.06 axle ratio
60-Amp/Hr 550CCA Maintenance free battery with run down protection
120 Amp alternator
Gas pressurized shock absorbers
Front anti roll bar
Electric power assist speed sensing steering
Single stainless steel exhaust
4-wheel disc brakes with 4 wheel ABS-front vented disc-brake assist and hill hold control
Wheels: 16” alloy
Steel spare wheel
Compact spare tire mounted inside under cargo
Clear coat paint
Express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row sunroof with sunshade
Body colored front bumper
Body colored rear bumper with gray rub strip/fascia accent
Black side windows trim and black rear window trim
Body colored door handles
Body colored power heated side mirrors with manual folding
Fixed rear window with defroster
Light tinted glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Fully galvanized steel panels
Black grille with metal look accents
Trunk rear cargo access
Fully automatic projector beam halogen daytime running lights preference setting headlamps with delay off
Radio: AM/FM/HD SiriusXM/MP3 Display audio- inc: 7 inch resolution touch screen-6 speakers-android auto-apple CarPlay-Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition-iPod/USB/MP3 auxiliary input jack and speed sensitive automatic volume control
Radio with seek scan-clock and steering wheel controls
Window grid and rood mount antenna
2 LCD monitors in the front
Head front bucket seats-inc: 6 way adjustable manual driver’s seat-height adjustment for both driver and passenger-front passenger seatback pocket and adjustable front head restraints
6 way passenger seat-inc: manual recline and fore/aft movement