The long awaited Hyundai Elantra has finally been launched locally. Prices start from RM 86,888 on the road. Starting from tomorrow (Friday, 30-March) until Sunday Apr-1, the public is invited to test drive the all new MD Elantra at Citta Mall, Ara Damansara. The event starts from 10am until 6pm.
Citta Mall is a relatively new development. It's not on Google Maps yet, but here is the location.
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The Elantra will be available at all Hyundai showrooms nationwide on April-6.
The MD Elantra is the first car in its class to feature active steering intervention, Hyundai calls it Vehicle Stability Management (VSM).
VSM is an extension of Electronic Stability Programme (ESP). ESP works to keep the vehicle stable under by applying appropriate braking force to the individual wheels (rather than all four wheels).
VSM works in addition to ESP by applying corrective counter steering force to keep the car stable. When accelerating / braking on road with differing level of traction on either sides (for example, dry on one side and wet on another), the uneven traction experienced may cause a vehicle to lose control.
Another first in its class feature is a tilt and slide sunroof.
The MD Elantra measures 4,530 mm long, slightly shorter than the Corolla Altis and Civic (4,540 mm), as well as the C/D segment straddling Nissan Sylphy (4,665 mm).
More importantly, the MD Elantra's wheelbase length, which matters more than exterior dimensions at 2,700 mm equaling the Sylphy and Civic, and 100 mm longer than the Corolla Altis.
The MD Elantra is also wider (1,775 mm) than all its main competitors. The Corolla Altis measures 1,760 mm, Civic measures 1,755 mm and the Sylphy measures 1,700 mm.
Boot capacity is 420-litres.
Aerodynamic drag-coefficient factor is 0.28.
Grade and on the road price with insurance :
There are three grades available - 1.6 Manual standard specs, 1.6 automatic standard specs, 1.6 automatic high specs, 1.8 premium specs.
1.6 Manual standard specs RM 86,888
- 6-speed manual
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Dual front airbags
- Anti-lock braking system
- Grey leather seats
- Tilt adjusting steering rack
- Automatic headlamps
- Front fog lamps
- Side mirror integrated LED turn signals
- Steering wheel audio controls
1.6 Automatic standard specs RM 91,888
- +6-speed automatic
- +Engine start-stop button
1.6 Automatic high spec RM 96,888
- +ESP with VSM
- +Telescopic adjusting steering rack
- +Black leather seats
- +Aluminium pedals
- +Leathe wrapped steering wheel and gear knob
- +'Supervision Cluster' backlit instrument display
1.8 Automatic premium specs RM 111,888
- +17-inch alloy wheels
- +Nappa leather seats
- +Dual zone automatic air-conditioning
- +Cruise control
- +Tilt and slide sunroof
- +DVD audio visual and GPS navigation system
Fuel consumption (manufacturer's figure)
1.8 Automatic : 7.1-litre/100 km (14.1 km/litre)
1.6 Automatic : 6.7-litre/100 km (14.9 km/litre)
1.6 Manual : 6.1-litre/100 km (16.4 km/litre)