the refreshed Hyundai Elantra: Comfortable, spacious and very affordable

If we look at the invested / received ratio, then it is no wonder that the Elantra is by far the best selling Hyundai model, which (due to the current price with us) is virtually unrivaled.
Perhaps even earlier than usual from a South Korean car company in expansion, a redesigned edition of the sixth generation affordable and spacious three-volume car arrived, with Hyundai still targeting rational customers around the world who prefer practical and proven transportation solutions that do not need to allocate a large sum money.

With total length flirting with D-segment cars, the redesigned Elantra brought with it a different radiator grille, different bumpers, new headlamps, newly designed rims, and a bunch of chrome markings on the bulky tailgate that unfortunately do not open when opened. it also raises the rear window, although the “liftback” appearance of the body suggested otherwise.

A solid ready-made car with a pronounced “angry face” would look significantly more attractive on larger diameter wheels, since the 16-inch option is (definitely) too small for a fairly large body with high hips. Fortunately, the problem can be solved by choosing larger diameter rims on the optional list However, the basic disadvantage of the Elantra’s bodywork with its sloping roofline was revealed later, sitting in the rear seats where senior passengers would have plenty of legroom but not headroom.

The Elantra cabin, which is dominated by gray in its refreshed edition, is still very spacious, ergonomic and, in this case, well-equipped, including two-zone automatic air-conditioning and fairly comfortable seats, and a very good sound insulation is deserved for a comfortable longer stay.

It would be too much to expect a lot of soft plastic, but everything is tight and precisely assembled. Bad roads have shown that “crickets” do not live in Elantra, which (according to credible analysis) is disgusted with extraordinary visits to car dealerships, and fans of large displays using multimedia systems might be disappointed with Hyundai’s 7-inch solution. Still considering that trendy “televisions” have an adverse effect on active safety, we were more than surprised that Elantra, with the best equipment package, did not have any kind of front fog lights.

Cases in individual cabin and carbon-imitated dashboards could spark the imagination, but the engine offering for the redesigned Elantra (this Atlantic) is very modest, as the budget-friendly car is only offered in combination with an atmospheric 1.6-liter a four-cylinder multi-valve gasoline engine that can be combined with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission. Too bad due to the solid bodywork and perfectly tuned suspension.

The proven “old school” petrol is very sleek and quiet, and with unpretentious rhythm on open roads, it will reciprocate with surprisingly modest fuel consumption. It is illusory to expect extra vibrancy when 127 bhp and 155 lb-ft of torque (at high 4,850 rpm) collide with the weight of a loaded car, the hillsides, the air-conditioning involved … tugs often reach for third gear. It goes no different, with the thought that in the current turbo expansion, buyers of such motorized cars (in the context of performance) probably do not have high expectations.

Elantra, therefore, does not shoot from strength, but we can not aside the fact that with the best package of equipment for her at the moment should be allocated less than 30 thousand KM, which is an amount that many car companies today are often looking for individual models from a much smaller B segment.

We don’t know how many buyers the South Korean bestseller will end up animating in our country (which unfortunately boasts sales of imported used cars with all too often unknown service history and fake miles), but the unrelenting numbers confirm that Elantra has been selling well in many others for years countries around the world. Not by accident.

Test car base information: Hyundai Elantra 1.6 MPI Premium
Basic model price: 26,991 KM (promotional offer)
Test model price (with optional metallic paint): 30,490 KM (promotional offer)

Engine: 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, petrol, atmospheric , located forward transversely. 1,591 cc, four valves per cylinder. Maximum power 93.8 kW – 127.5 bhp at 6,300 rpm. Maximum torque 155 Nm at 4,850 rpm.

Power Transmission: Front-wheel drive. 6-speed manual transmission. 6.5J x 16 alloy wheels, tires 205/55 R16 91H (Kumho Ecowing ES01).

Chassis:Front suspension – McPherson, independent, coil springs, hydraulic-gas dampers. Rear suspension – Double torsion shaft with hydraulic-gas dampers. Electrohydraulic power steering.

Performance and Fuel Consumption : Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h – 10.1 s. Top speed – 200 km / h. Factory declared fuel consumption: 8.9 l / 100 km in the city, 5.2 l / 100 km on the open road, 6.6 l / 100 km combined. Average CO² emission: 153 g / km (Euro 6).

Dimensions: Length – 4.620 mm. Width – 1.800 mm. Height – 1.450 mm. Wheelbase – 2,700 mm. 458 liters of luggage space. Curb weight – 1.280 kg. Maximum permissible mass – 1.820 kg. Fuel Tank Capacity – 50 lit.

Test Vehicle Standard Equipment:Tire pressure control system, auxiliary spare wheel, progressive power steering, adjustable leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel by height and depth, leather-clad gearbox, center console in black with high gloss, driver and passenger airbag with optional passenger airbag deactivation, dual side curtain airbags, ABS, ESP, HAC – Hill start Assist Control, Immobilizer (electronic engine lock), trip computer, cruise control, power windows, tailgate, automatic lights switching, rain sensor, exterior electrically adjustable and heated body mirrors enclosures, direction indicators in exterior mirrors enclosures, chrome door handles,reading light and sunglasses compartment, sun screens with mirrors, adjustable headrests, center console with armrest, driver’s seat adjustable in height, split rear seat (60:40), digital clock, 7-inch multimedia system, RDS radio, four speakers (two front and two back) and two tweeters, USB and AUX connectors, Bluetooth with voice recognition, ashtray and lighter, central remote locking, canvas seat covers, ISOFIX, dual-zone automatic air conditioning- device, automatic fogging, rear passenger air vents, tinted windows, 16-inch alloy wheels, front windshield shading, front and rear parking sensors and parking assist camera, LED daytime running lights,radiator grille with chrome details.

Test car accessories: metallic body color (700 KM).

Warranties: Five years or 100,000 miles. Five-year mobility guarantee on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro in case of unforeseen problems with the vehicle. Right once a year for a free 30 minute vehicle inspection according to the Hyundai Checklist for five years of regular vehicle servicing and while the vehicle is under warranty.

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