Hyundai Elantra loses base variant: No more 'most affordable' executive sedan

Previously, the Elantra S Manual served as the base variant. It was priced at 15,89,000, but now SX Manual serves as the entry-level variant which retails at 18,49,000.
By : Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 14 May 2020, 05:24 PM
Hyundai Elantra (2019) pictured.
Hyundai Elantra (2019) pictured.
Hyundai Elantra (2019) pictured.
Hyundai Elantra (2019) pictured.

Hyundai India has silently removed the Elantra's base 'S' variant from the line-up. With this change, its entry-level pricing has now gone up by 2.6 lakh. The company has updated new brochure on the official website with only the SX and SX(O) variants.

Previously, the Elantra S Manual served as the base variant. It was priced at 15,89,000, but now SX Manual serves as the entry-level variant which retails at 18,49,000. With this rejig, Elantra has lost the 'most affordable executive sedan' title to Honda Civic which starts from 17,93,900 for the base V CVT variant and extends all the way up to 21,24,900 for the ZX CVT variant.

Similar Cars

Find More Cars
Hyundai Elantra 2022 (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Hyundai Elantra 2022
1999 cc | Petrol | Manual
₹ 16 - 20 Lakhs* *Expected Price
Hyundai Elantra (HT Auto photo)
Hyundai Elantra
1999 cc | Petrol | Manual | 15 kmpl
₹17.83 - 21.27 Lakhs*Onwards
Honda Civic (HT Auto photo)
Honda Civic
1799 cc | Petrol | Automatic (CVT) | 16.5 kmpl
₹17.94 - 22.5 Lakhs*Onwards
Hyundai New Elantra (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Hyundai New Elantra
 
Prices are currently unavailable
Hyundai Casper (HT Auto photo)
UPCOMING
Hyundai Casper
999 cc | Petrol | Manual
₹ 4 - 7 Lakhs* *Expected Price

(Also Read: Hyundai India restarts 338 showrooms, focuses on online sales channel)

The brochure has also included the upcoming 1.5-litre U2 CRDi VGT diesel engine which was previously confirmed. But currently, the price list excludes the diesel's pricing.

With the launch of the new diesel engine in future, there is a possibility that the company may revise the current SX and SX(O) configurations.

The upcoming 1.5-litre diesel is known to produce 115 PS of power at 4,000 rpm and 25.5 kg.m (250.07 Nm) of peak torque at 1,500-2,750 rpm. It is going to be available with a 6-speed MT and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The country's leap to the stricter BS 6 update has resulted in discontinuation of the Toyota Corolla Altis, which was once the top-selling car of its segment. Apart from that, another blow the segment came when Honda pulled plugs on the Civic's 1.5-litre diesel engine due to the stricter BS 6 emission norms. Also, it is currently not in the know if this powerplant would return anytime soon in the updated BS 6 form.

(Also Read: Hyundai Mobis develops world’s first virtual engine sound system for EVs)

The next-gen Skoda Octavia will join the executive sedan segment in the Indian market by 2021.

(All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi)

First Published Date: 14 May 2020, 05:20 PM IST
Recommended For You
View All
NEXT ARTICLE BEGINS

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
By clicking VIEW OFFERS you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city