Hyundai Elantra review: Go
The convertible of the Hyundai Elantra is hardly as glorious as its stable hatchback, the i30.
Perhaps because the Elantra has existed in some form or form since the budget days of Hyundai in the 90s, while the i30 had the joy of starting life as a shining example of the new golden age. by Hyundai, complete with European designs and styles.
But as omitted, Elantra now has all the things that make Hyundai’s current range very attractive.
So, what are those things? And, why do I think Go with steel wheels might really be the option of the range even though it actually costs more than the sticker price? Read on to find out.
Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with? 7/10
Okay, this is it. Go is the option of the Elantra range. The chase? It doesn’t really cost $ 23,790.
No, in order to unlock the ‘true value for Elantra, you must have the $ 1700 Safety Sense Sense option.
I will explore more about what the package contains in the safety section of this review, but suffice it to say with the equipped package, this is one of the few cars on the market that has advanced tweaks such as support. lane keeping assist and blind spot monitoring along with steel wheels and acrylic steering wheel.
If you look past the fact that this car misses essential safety items as standard, the equipment list is excellent. Elantra Go has a bright, clear, high-resolution 7.0-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Automatic headlights and LED (halogen), reversing camera, six-speaker audio system and 15-inch dorky steel wheels are also standard.
Go miss premium audio, leather-wrapped steering wheel, HID LED lights, DAB + digital radio and an integrated navigation from Active located above it.
You also miss some small weird things around the cabin like vanity mirror lights.
Is there anything interesting about its design? 7/10
Hyundai has pulled a 90-degree g-force spin in the Elantra style, straying from the sporty curvature of the previous car and straight into the roads and corners for this new generation.
This time, it looked more like work clothes than jeans and sneakers. I predict it will split Elantra fans (who even exist?).
Dominating the front is a set of triangles, and hard lines pull down the sides. The roof contour wraps around the back to launch squared more than the neatly arched rear corners of the previous car.
Curiously, the new Elantra lacks a lot of design queues invested by Hyundai in its range, though, I love the way it screams ELANTRA on boots like the big Japanese convertibles. The early version of the 00s.
Inside, Go is completely meaningless. In the cockpit there is a rather dull but user-friendly acrylic steering wheel that has fallen straight out of the i30, combined with a simple four-dial instrument cluster and a central matrix screen that stores computer readings. .
The media screen is professionally located within easy touch distance for the driver, it’s fast and responsive and never seems to glare.
Interior details include monotonous gray trim and lack of soft surfaces around the cabin. The second one gets tired during the long journeys for your right elbow and left knee
How realistic is the inner space? 8/10
Donith lets people sell you the anger that SUVs are much more realistic than cars. In addition to higher ground clearance, it is often not true.
Take our Elantra here for example. Boot bigger than most small and even average SUVs? At 458 liters, that’s an echo there.
Amazing cabin storage with deep groove, generous bottle holder at the entrance and a decent center console box? Yes, there is all that too. It even has ample leg room and headroom for every resident despite the sleek roof.
The seats are comfortable and finished in a hard cloth trim. My partner drives an i0808 with basically the same seat. It still looks brand new.
The front has two power outlets a 12 volt and a USB.
There’s a drop armrest with a set of mugs in the second row, but it also lacks air vents and power outlets.
During deep boot, it gets volume boosted by the sedans versions of Subaru Impreza, Honda Civic and Kia Cerato. Curiously, there was no way to open the boot without using the remote control or the latch next to the Driver’s seat.
If you drive long distances often, the Elantra’s 2.0-liter variants will help you get a spare wheel that fits the full size under the boot floor.
What are the important stats for engine and transmission? 7/10
Elantra equipped with 2.0-liter petrol engine brought from the previous generation car.
Now, it’s a bit old, but still able to generate consistent power at a reasonable level of refinement for this class.
With 112kW / 192Nm, it is located around the same outputs as competitors like Civic VTi (104kW / 174Nm) and Subaru Impreza (115kW / 196Nm). It shares the same engine with the current generation Kia Cerato.
The Elantra Go can be used with a traditional six-speed manual or automatic six-speed torque converter, but can only automatically be equipped with a $ 1700 Safety Package (our car is a the car is equipped with safety.)
How much fuel does it consume? 7/10
The Elantra has a combined / claimed fuel consumption figure of 7.4L / 100km compared to my gain of 8.1L / 100km in a week of mixed use (highway / suburban).
I got a score of 8.0 on my recent test of Elantra Active which proves that it’s a more realistic figure to expect for your regular commute.
Both 2.0-liter Elantra variants happily drink the standard unleaded 91 RON to fill their 50-liter fuel tank.
What does it like to drive? 8/10
Despite its less sporty appearance during this time, the Elantra is still great to drive.
Hyundai’s local suspension work is – as always – excellent, sporting well-balanced in corners and forgiving on rough surfaces and potholes.
Ride comfort is further improved compared to the higher types due to the bigger tires and small 15-inch steel wheels. The same can be said for noise on the road north of 80km / h, which gets worse as the wheel size increases further over the range.