The diesel engine variant of the BS6 Hyundai Elantra is powered by the same 115PS 1.5-litre motor that is available on the Kia Seltos
Hyundai Elantra facelift was launched in October last year. At the time of its launch, Hyundai omitted out the diesel engine option on the car. However, the D-segmenter has now been updated with a BS-6 compliant diesel power plant. It is the same 1.5L turbo-diesel unit as the Kia Seltos, which has also been seen doing duties on the 2020 Creta and the Verna facelift. The prices of the diesel variants of Elantra are yet to be revealed as the car will officially be launched once the lockdown is lifted.
The diesel mill on the Elantra will be the same 1.5L mill as the Kia Seltos.
The 1.5L oil-burner here is good to produce a peak power output of 115 PS and a maximum torque of 250 Nm. Like the Kia Seltos, it will be offered with 2 transmission options. There will be a 6-speed stick shift and a 6-speed torque converter unit on offer. The pre-facelift version of the Elantra, however, came equipped with a bigger and more powerful 1.6L diesel engine. The 1.6L unit produced a rated power and torque output of 128 BHP and 260 Nm, respectively. But the difference in these figures is comparable with those of the new engine, at least on paper.
The diesel Hyundai Elantra will be sold in just two variants, namely SX and SX(O). The base-spec S trim offered on the petrol will not be available with the diesel engine. That said, the SX and SX(O) trims will be equally loaded with features as their petrol counterparts. The lesser SX variant will come loaded with features like automatic headlamps, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, electronic sunroof, a rearview camera, six airbags, BlueLink connected car tech, 8.0-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and more. The top-end SX(O) gets some extras such as powered driver seat, full-LED headlamps, leatherette upholstery, front parking sensors, ventilated front seats, and wireless phone charging cradle.
Hyundai Elantra will miss out on the S-trim with the new diesel power plant.
Talking of the petrol engine offered on the Elantra, it is a 2.0L 4-cylinder naturally aspirated motor. It belts out a max. power output of 150BHP and a max. torque of 192 Nm, and can be had mated to either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed AT. Prices for the petrol variants of the Elantra start at Rs. 15.89 lakh and tops out at Rs. 20.39 lakh.