Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra Review

By Somdatta Basu   |  October 23, 2013


Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra is the perfect amagamation of the world-class engineering, elegant design and unparallel craftmanship. It is loaded with many luxurious and innovative features. The fluidic design that creates the wind crafted phenomena is evident right from the front grille to the tail lamps. Even the side character lines display the same. The interior is superbly designed to create an aura of breathtaking refinement. The Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra is available in the following variants - VTVT 1.8 S, VTVT 1.8 SX and VTVT 1.8 SX AT with petrol engine and CRDi 1.6, CRDi 1.6 S, CRDi SX and CRDi 1.6 SX AT with Diesel engine. The body colours available are Coral White, Sleek Silver, Bronze, Phantom Black, Maharajah Red and Twilight Blue.

Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra Review

Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra Performance Review

Powertrain & Performance

The Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra is available in two engine options- The splendid 4-cylinder, 16-valve, 1797 cc DOHC petrol engine churns out 147.4 bhp @ 6500 rpm and the flamboyant 4-cylinder, 16-valve 1582 cc diesel engine churns out 126.2 bhp @ 4000 rpm. The engines are mated with 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission gear box. The suspension system comprises of McPherson Strut type with coil spring at the front and coupled torsion beam axle at the rear with gas type shock absorbers which provides comfortable ride even on rough terrains. It has disc brakes both in the front as well as rear.

Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra Build, Styling Review

Build & Styling

The Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra flaunts masculine body lines with sophisticated bends. It sits on 5-spoke 16-inch alloy wheels. The exterior features include the appealing front grille with chrome inserts, the sweptback headlamps that lend aggressive but elegant look, tail lamps that provide better visibility promoting safety driving, sporty trunk lid which lends it a coupe like appearance and also increases its aerodynamic efficiency, the fog lamps, chrome door handles and aerodynamically sculpted rearview mirrors. The interiors are also beautifully designed that delivers what we demand. The cabin colours, textures and shapes have been precisely selected. The steering mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, rear armrest with audio control, smart key with push button start and dual-zone FATC are the other features that add to the luxurious interiors. The supervision cluster ahs enhanced clarity and readability. The glove box on the Elantra has a vent that allows cool air to flow in keeping the contents cool. The sliding armrest has storage spaces and also helps to keep your arm comfortable during long drives. The outside rearview mirrors are heated electrically so that the visibility is maintained even in the extreme weather conditions. The solar glass protects against the harmful UV rays. It also insulates the cabin interior for better AC performance. The Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra has advanced safety features that include dual front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and EBD, rear parking sensor, impact sensing door unlock, clutch lock, rear defogger with timer, electro chromic mirror, rear-view mirror, automatic headlight control and speed sensing auto door lock. The safety escort headlamps present stay on after switching off the ignition in order to guide the passenger's way.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    Appealing front grille with chrome inserts. Dual zone FATC. Speed sensing auto door lock.
  • Cons

    Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is available only in the higher-end variant.