Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has added a new Executive variant to the line-up of its seventh-generation Hyundai Elantra. The Elantra Executive is priced at RM139,888 (on the road without insurance in Peninsular Malaysia) and offer consumers a lower priced option to complement the Elantra Premium. Like the Premium variant, the Executive is also an imported unit from South Korea.
The Elantra Executive variant enjoys most of the features of the Premium variant including these SmartSense features:
- Blind Spot-Collision Warning
- Rear Cross Traffic – Collision Warning
- Safe Exit Warning
- Rear Occupant Alert
Its SmartSense features are pared down from the Premium variant, and it doesn’t get the 10.25″ digital instrument cluster nor leather seats. Instead, it gets black fabric seats, manual seat adjustment, 4.2″ TFT LCD Cluster, as well as a day & night rear view mirror.
“We have received a significant number of interest from customers on the new Elantra and also a preference for lower pricing. As with all fully imported cars, the exchange rate is one of the determining factors for the price of the car. The Elantra is a complete built-up unit that is fully imported from Korea, therefore the exchange rate does affect how we price the car. Having said that, we would still like to make the Elantra accessible to all our customers with the introduction of this new variant,” said Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM.
To recap, the Hyundai Elantra is built on the company’s 3rd generation K3 vehicle platform. It is powered by a Smartstream G1.6 MPi engine that is mated with an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). This powertrain gives you 123 PS @ 6,300 rpm and 154 Nm of torque @ 4,500 rpm. There are 4 drive modes for different driving preferences i.e. Smart, Comfort, Eco and Sport.
The Sensuous Sportiness design concept with the ‘Parametric Dynamics’ geometric motif give the new Elantra a sleek yet unconventional look. Even with a sleeker roofline compared to its predecessor, its headroom has not been compromised. The Elantra boasts 1030 mm of headroom in front and 947 mm at the rear, giving occupants plenty of room. Furthermore, the longer wheelbase also provides a best-in-class 964 mm of rear legroom while the wider track width means improved shoulder room in the front and rear. Cargo space stands at over 474 litres and the 60:40 split folding rear seats makes it convenient to transport bulky items.
Safety features for the Elantra include 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking System, Downhill Brake Control, Hill-start Assist Control, Brake Assist System, Traction Control System, Vehicle Stability Management and Immobiliser.
The Hyundai Elantra comes with a 5-year or 300,000 km warranty (whichever comes first).
For more information, reach out to Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000 or visit www.hyundai.com.my.