Hyundai’s premium sedan, the Elantra, received a facelift in October 2019. The current model features a comprehensive update to the fascia as well as BS6-compliant petrol and diesel engines. The car not only competes with other premium sedans in the industry but also with other cars which fall under the same price bracket, irrespective of the body type. In this article, we are going to talk about 4 cars which you can consider instead of the Hyundai Elantra. Let’s roll!

Top 5 petrol SUVs to consider

Note: All prices are on-road, Mumbai

Tata Harrier

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 The Tata Harrier’s unique selling point of being based on the Range Rover derived D8 platform has gained a humongous fan base in the Indian car market. With its massive road presence, Harrier has proved itself to be a head-turner. The SUV comes equipped with features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, 14 ESP modes, hill-hold with hill descent control, brake assist, rear sensors with camera, cruise control, tilt and telescopic adjustable steering, touchscreen display with GPS, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, voice command and more.

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Under the hood, it has a 2.0-litre Kryotec diesel engine which comes mated to a six-speed manual & a six-speed torque-converter automatic gearbox and is capable of producing 168bhp & 350Nm of torque. The 2.0-litre engine mated to the torque converter unit makes for a great combination for buyers who were earlier considering the Elantra. The Tata Harrier starts at Rs 17.43 lakh and goes up to Rs 25.44 lakh.

Mahindra Thar

Mahindr Thar

Known for its off-roading capabilities, the Mahindra Thar has been one of India’s most loved cars. After an enormous gap of a decade, Mahindra introduced the all-new second-generation Thar in October 2020. This new iconic off-road vehicle is bigger, better and modern. The Thar offers features like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, ESP, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), connectivity with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto with in-dash music system, touchscreen display with GPS and more.

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The Mahindra Thar features a 2.0-litre mStallion petrol and 2.2-litre mHawk diesel engine. The petrol engine is capable of producing 150bhp and 300Nm of torque, while the diesel engine produces 130bhp and 300Nm of torque. The Mahindra Thar comes with an all-wheel-drive system. The homegrown off-roader is priced at Rs 15.37 lakh for its base trim and goes up to Rs 18.42 lakh. Overall, the Thar can easily be counted among cars to consider instead of Hyundai Elantra.

Skoda Kushaq 

cars to consider instead of Hyundai Elantra

The Kushaq is the first model to be born under the ‘India 2.0’ operation of Skoda in India. The mid-size SUV is based on the MQB-AO-IN localised platform. The newly-launched Kushaq’s kit comprises dual-airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist, auto-climate climate control, front & rear AC vents, reverse parking sensors with camera, steering-adjustment for reach & rake, steering-mounted controls, connectivity features like Apple CarPlay & Android Auto with in-dash music system & touchscreen display and voice command, among others.

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The Skoda Kushaq’s Style variant features a 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine which comes mated to a six-speed manual gearbox and a seven-speed DSG gearbox. This engine is capable of producing 148bhp and 250Nm of torque. Kushaq’s 1.5-litre engine mated to the seven-speed DSG gearbox makes for a convenient combination for the city as well as highway driving. The Skoda Kushaq Style 1.5 TSI DSG trim is priced at Rs 20.66 lakh.

 Hyundai Alcazar 

cars to consider instead of Hyundai Elantra

The newly-launched Hyundai Alcazar is derived from the brand’s bestseller, the Creta. The SUV is available in six-seat and seven-seat configurations across three variants that include Prestige, Platinum, and Signature. The Alcazar is equipped with features like six airbags, ABS with EBD, ESP, hill-hold control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), front & rear sensors, 360-degree camera, tilt and telescopic steering adjustments, ‘Blue Link’ connected car technology, steering-mounted controls, cruise control, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto connectivity, among others.

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The Hyundai Alcazar is available with two engine options, including a 2.0-litre petrol engine that produces 156bhp and 191Nm of torque and a 1.5-litre diesel engine that produces 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. Transmission options include a six-speed manual unit and a six-speed automatic unit. The Alcazar has a starting price of Rs 19.43 lakh and goes up to Rs 24.35 lakh. 

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