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Thursday, June 28, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

New Hyundai Elantra spied, seems on the brink of a launch

The Korean car maker Hyundai is all set to launch the new Hyundai Elantra in India. This will be the second innings for the Elantra in India. Recently, the new Elantra has been caught testing in a camouflaged free state. The Hyundai Elantra launch in India is expected to be in July end or August. It is also believed that Hyundai could also postpone the launch to Diwali as the present market situation is grim and it would be a waste to launch the car now. Notably, Hyundai had unveiled the car at the Auto Expo in India in January and since then the auto industry is waiting for the launch of this Rs 12 lakh premium sedan.

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The other sedan from Hyundai stable – Hyundai Sonata has already been launched in India and it is also the second innings for this Hyundai car in India. The earlier spell was not so promising but currently this Rs 21 lakh sedan is doing wonders in the premium sedan segment and is doing well in competition with Honda Accord, Maruti Kizashi, Skoda Laura and other cars in the segment. Meanwhile, the Elantra which will be competing with new Chevrolet Cruze, Renault Fluence and Toyota Corolla Altis in the segment.

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It is also believed that since Hyundai cars have decent presence after Maruti and Tata cars in India, the Elantra too will be an instant hit once it is launched soon. As per the information, the new Elantra that will be launched soon will have a 1.6 L CRDi engine that also is on duty in Hyundai Verna. Among the features will be a music system for the rear passengers, beige interiors and a lot of chrome work inside the car. Besides this it is also expected that a 1.8 L petrol option will also be offered by Hyundai on the Elantra since it is power, looks, comfort and safety that matter in this price segment rather than petrol or diesel.

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Despite the slowdown hovering over the domestic market, car makers are bringing new cars to India. There has been a sudden shift from low cost hatchbacks to SUVs and MPVs with an affordable price tag. On July 4th, 2012 India will get another low cost SUV, Renault Duster. The expected price of this SUV could be placed between Rs 7 lakh to Rs 10 lakhs. However, all the speculations would come to an end only on the day of launch until then keep guessing. For price and other details of the SUV, stay tuned to Carkahbri.com.

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