versions for Russia – Autoreview


Introduced back in the spring Elantra seventh generation certified in Russia: in the open base of Rosstandart, the Type Approval of a Vehicle (OTTS) for a new model appeared. The certificate was immediately issued for Russian-assembled cars: as before, the Kaliningrad Avtotor will be engaged in the assembly of Elantra.

Compared to the previous sedan, the new Elantra is 30 mm longer (4650 mm), 25 mm wider (1825 mm) and 20 mm lower (1430 mm). The four-door is built on the same platform with the already familiar Kia Cerato sedan, but the wheelbase is 2720 mm, while the Cerato and the former Elantra have 2700 mm between the axles. Wheels are available in 15, 16 or 17 inches.

As in the case of Cerato, the new Elantra for Russia will have traditional power units: turbo engines and a variator are not allowed for us. The basic aspirated G4FG with a volume of 1.6 liters (128 hp, 155 Nm) and completely migrated from the previous model. Although the older two-liter G4NL engine is new: it belongs to the Smartstream family, its output is 150 hp. and 191 Nm. Both engines have a simple distributed injection and, judging by the OTTS, can run on AI-92 gasoline.

Any of the motors is aggregated with both “mechanics” and the classic six-speed “automatic”. The Elantra, with a 2.0-liter engine and a manual transmission, is likely to remain on paper, though. All sedans for Russia will have a semi-independent rear suspension (some options for other markets flaunt a multi-link), and among the options in the certificate is an adaptive cruise control with a traffic jam assistant.

The certificate for the new generation Hyundai Elantra sedan entered into force on October 13, that is, the start of sales should take place in the near future.


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