Many of the Indian Automotive companies are saying no to the diesel engines after the implementation of the BS6 emission norms. Well, Hyundai is standing aside proud, having diesel offerings in its entire product range. Hyundai’s premium sedan ‘Elantra’ recently entered the oil guzzlers club with a diesel engine. Let us look at what this engine has to offer.
Powertrain and Transmission
Like the previous generation, Elantra current-gen also borrows the diesel engine from the recently updated Hyundai Creta and Verna. Thought engine earlier was a 1.6litre unit this time its a new mill.
- Hyundai Elantra diesel comes with 1.5litre motor which produces 115ps@4,000rpm of power and about 250Nm of peak torque.
- This time around, the engine powers the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic.
- Thought this is a new engine it is no way near as powerful as the previous 1.6-litre. The previous-gen diesel engine produced 128ps of power and about 260Nm of power that was delivered at a lower end of the rpm spectrum.
Features and Pricing
The 2020 Diesel Hyundai Elantra shares the features from its petrol sibling. Hyundai has decided that the 2020 diesel Elantra will only come in top two trims viz SX and SX(O). The S variant for the diesel is nowhere to be seen.
- The features include a sunroof, dual-zone climate control with rear AC vents, an 8″ touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The car also comes with the Hyundai’s connected car tech ‘BlueLink’, and wireless charger.
- On the safety front, the car comes equipped with 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, HAC (Hill-start control) and ACC (Auto Cruise Control).
We expect the car’s price to be right after the slab where Verna ends. The car might start from ₹16 Lakhs and can go all the way up to ₹21 Lakhs for the SX(O) variant. Hyundai has just revealed the diesel engine and might launch as the nationwide lockdown ends.
The new Hyundai still pitches the Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia and might also rival the upcoming sedan from MG. It’s a small wait to see what the new diesel engine will fair in our tough markets as both Diesel as well as Diesel cars getting expensive.