With styling that can put cars from a segment higher or two to shame, the Hyundai Elantra is evidently off to a good start. The sixth-generation car happens to be the third iteration of the Elantra, and was launched in India in August.
And since then, it has managed to get 18,000 enquiries and 1,100 successful bookings. That, if anything, is a great response from the market. One must keep in mind that the D-segment (saloon) has taken a hit with SUVs being offered at similar prices. The Toyota Corolla — best-selling D-segment saloon — manages about half a thousand sales every month. The success of Elantra will be easier to gauge once it start getting steady sales.
Here’s a quick recapitulation of what the Elantra offers: it comes with two engine (new 2-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel) choices, both available in manual and optional gearbox equipped versions. It also happens to be one of the most pocket-friendly options in the segment, and comes a standard 3-year, unlimited mileage warranty.