Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has just dropped word that the sixth-generation Elantra will be on its way to our shores sometime this year. Apparently, two engine choices may find its way here – a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder and a 1.6-litre turbocharged direct injection four-cylinder.
Spotting the brand’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language, the new Elantra will feature a complete design overhaul with a sleeker front end and a more aggressive rear end. The first of the two engines is the 2.0-litre Nu MPI pushing out 154 hp and 195 Nm of torque. It is paired to a conventional six-speed automatic transmission.
Alternatively, the Elantra can be had with a 1.6-litre Gamma GDI engine found in the Veloster Turbo. Like the Veloster Turbo, the mill is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and delivers 201 hp and 265 Nm of torque.
To recap, the current generation Elantra sold in our market comes with either a 1.6-litre Gamma MPI naturally aspirated engine or a 1.8-litre Nu MPI naturally aspirated engine putting out 128 hp and 148 hp respectively.
If you are just as excited as we are about the new Elantra, be sure to keep tabs on our website for more information!