Hyundai has launched an enhanced Elantra.  And it doesn’t just include aesthetics. It’ll also have a host of new features and has increased slightly in size, too.

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New exterior features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a new headlight design, new fog lights, a new front grille and redesigned front and rear bumpers.

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Interior enhancements include a new audio system integrated with Bluetooth, a redesigned climate control interface, the addition of electric folding side mirrors, and an auto-up for the driver’s window.

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The lightweight, all-aluminium 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine outputs 96 kW of power and 157 Nm of torque. The manual version will take you from 0-100 km/h in 10.1 seconds, while the automatic will take 11.6 seconds reach 100km/h. Top speeds are approximately between 195 and 200km/h. The manual’s fuel consumption figure is a claimed 6,4 litres/100 km, and the automatic version had a recorded 6,9 litres/100 km. A six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual control or a standard six-speed manual transmission will be available.

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Some other standard safety features include Advanced Brake System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

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The Elantra 1.6 Premium manual derivative will be priced at R274 900, and the automatic at R262 900. Hyundai will include their five-year/150 000 km warranty, with five-year/150 000km roadside assist with the price. A five-year/90 000 km service plan is also part of the standard package. Service intervals are 15 000 km.