Hyundai Roodepoort features a range of exciting new and used vehicles. Among them is the new Elantra 1.6 Executive, which I had the pleasure of test driving with Sales Executive, Hein Erasmus. When visiting the dealership, you are immediately greeted by friendly faces. A dynamic team, eager, informative and willing to assist with all your requirements. But don’t be fooled into thinking that this is just an ordinary dealership. To keep things fresh for customers, Hyundai Roodepoort host numerous, exciting events for a fun-filled family day out.

Exterior

The newly redesigned Elantra looks refreshingly different from the older version. Its carefully sculpted body and bold contour lines are indicative of Hyundai’s dynamic inspiration. And, I would even go as far as to say that they’ve combined advanced styling with practical aerodynamics. The hexagonal grille aids in wind resistance, which in turn promotes higher speed. The auto projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and 16-inch alloy wheels are elements that make this a sizzling contender in the sedan realm.

Interior

The inside of this sedan is gorgeous. Its roomy core and leather upholstery make you feel somewhat prominent when sitting in the driver’s seat. Hyundai redesigned the Elantra to promote driver-control and modernity with the finest materials and high-tech detail. The leather seats consist of SoyFoam™ which is an environmentally friendly soybean oil-based flexible fabric. This combined with the lighter weight of the vehicle assure an overall eco-friendly mindset.

The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, Bluetooth™, USB, Aux, AM/FM radio and CD-player allow you to listen to your favourite music and concentrate on the road, whilst directing you to your exact destination.

There is a copious amount of space in the cockpit, rear seats and boot. I especially like the boot as it is not only capable of loading up to 458-litres, but also has a safety feature allowing you to open the boot from the inside. Other safety features include driver, passenger, side and curtain airbags and ISOFIX for child seat preparation.

The Drive

The Elantra offers a pleasant and exciting driving experience. It’s smooth, fuel efficient and safe! It even has Rear Park Assist and cruise control! Its wide body handles sharp turns effortlessly and remains a stable drive. Some may fear the manual transmission, but for me the pull-away is so easy and effortless, especially when considering the vehicle size.

Functions included in the multifunctional steering wheel are call answering buttons, infotainment system buttons and cruise control buttons. All suitably placed for your driving ease. The cluster is also neatly spaced and includes a driving display with all your need-to-know functions.

Overall, this car conveys reliability, safety and convenience, beautifully packaged in the most practical and affordable sedan in its class.

Hyundai offers a 7-year/200 000km warranty, 5-year/150 000km roadside assistance and 5-year/90 000km service plan – which speaks volumes about Hyundai’s faith in their brand.

Head over to Hyundai Roodepoort and speak to Dealer Principal, Gary van der Berg; Sales Manager, Robert Nelson or Sales Executive, Hein Erasmus and get your Elantra today!

By Inge Stols

Editor: Kersh Moodley