Hyundai’s 2019 Hyundai Elantra was launched with a facelift on October 3rd. Days after announcing this, Hyundai revealed the features and specifications of the car. The highlight of these is Hyundai’s new Blue Link connected car technology, making the updated Elantra sedan the first fully connected executive sedan in the country. Also, out of its 34 Hyundai Blue Link features, 10 features are exclusively India-specific. Hyundai further confirmed that the Elantra would be equipped with a Bharat Stage VI (BS6) compliant petrol engine.
Seon Seob Kim, the MD and CEO of Hyundai Motor India, when asked about the Elantra, said, “Hyundai is a Young, Dynamic and Technology-Driven Brand committed to providing Happy Life to its customers. The seamless connectivity, especially on the move, is an essential part of creating Quality Time and Ease of Space. I am happy to share that the new 2019 Elantra will be India’s First smart, connected, premium, executive sedan, equipped with the Hyundai Global Blue Link technology, with the most practical, concrete and convenient features for India.”
As stated previously, the Blue Link system is the highlight of the Hyundai Elantra. First introduced with the Hyundai Venue, this system offers connectivity features covering a wide range such as:
AI, in particular, is part of the car’s state-of-the-art voice recognition technology. It not only recognizes the voice but is interactive, with Indian English Support as well as a native language understanding.
The safety and security features in the system include features like:
It also offers multiple remote features such as:
The system allows the sharing of Blue Link services through “Share My Car” feature. This allows family and friends (secondary users) to use the system after permission is given by the car owner (primary user). Once family and friends are registered, they can use the Blue Link services from the Primary User’s mobile app.
Features like auto and manual Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) inform the owner about any engine, gearbox, airbag, brake system, steering system, or powertrain malfunction. It also records driving information and behavior, providing maintenance alerts and monthly health reports.
Meanwhile, its location-based services include:
Finally, the Hyundai Elantra gets geofencing alerts, valet alerts, speed alerts, time fencing alerts, and idle alerts. Covering this wide range of features makes it a leader in Hyundai’s recent models.
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