November 27, 2020, Petaling Jaya – Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Sdn Bhd, the official distributor for Hyundai vehicles in Malaysia, has announced that the all-new 7th generation Elantra is slated for launch before the year end.
“The new Elantra is designed for a new generation of car owners who dare to be different, sporty, trendy and are always ahead of the game,” said Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors in a statement.
Design highlights of the new Elantra are a dramatic look which the Hyundai designers call the ‘Futuristic Parametric Dynamics’ and a chic exterior feature of three-dimensional design that is carefully crafted like a well-cut jewel with wide stark side lines.
The latest Elantra, which is positioned to be a trendsetter for C-segment cars, is also the first Hyundai model to be fitted with an intelligent transmission that offers performance and fuel economy. Paired with the Smartstream G1.6 Mpi petrol engine, the new Elantra is capable of producing 121 hp of power at 6,300 rpm and a peak torque of 154 Nm of 4,500 rpm.
Its managing director Low Yuan Lung said the 7th generation Elantra with its differentiating design will thrill the market. He added that the new look, which takes inspiration from geometric crystals’ cut body surfaces, is expected to wow customers due to its uniqueness.
“Not only does the car exude sophistication and sportiness, it also offers a fulfilling driving experience. The Elantra provides exciting driving dynamics with the new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). Hyundai’s new IVT boasts superior fuel efficiency, improved performance and highly responsive gear change with the incorporation of a gear shift response strategy.
“It is fun to drive a car that is loaded with a host of safety and convenient features, for instance, parking distance warning and wireless phone charging,” Low said.
Apart from the striking design, the interior has an ‘immersive cocoon’ interior that envelops the driver in a technologically-advanced sophisticated cabin that is akin to entering an airplane cockpit. A large interface consisting of two harmoniously connected 10.25-inch supervision TFT and an 8-inch floating display enhances the futuristic feel of the car. The interior gives the driver access to the latest technology and also the most progressive in-car experience in its class.
The Elantra is another of Hyundai’s products that demonstrates Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors’ new tagline ‘Geared for Distinction’ which encapsulates the essence of the Hyundai brand in Malaysia. It reflects Hyundai’s transition over the years to a stand-out brand of consequence. From inception of the final product, every Hyundai vehicle is engineered to perform and is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology, a few of which are not even offered in the luxury segment, size for size.
It is estimated that the new Elantra will be sold at RM 1xx,888 and is now open for booking with a fee of RM 777.
Customers can visit www.hyundai.com.my for more information or walk into any Hyundai showroom nationwide to secure their bookings.