Hyundai has officially launched the all-new 2021 Elantra and Elantra Hybrid.
The Hyundai Elantra now sports a “four-door coupe” design. Its dimensions make it longer, lower, and wider than its predecessor.
In front, a parametric-jewel-pattern grille integrates the turn-signals. A cascading grille also now shares its architecture with the headlamps.
At the rear, the tail-lamps now create a ‘H’ logo-like shape. Hyundai says this enhances the coupe-like look.
The Hyundai Elantra’s interior is described as having an “immersive cocoon” layout. It envelops the driver with low, wide structures that go from the door all the way to the centre console.
A pair of 10.25-inch displays enhance the futuristic feeling of the car. The angled touchscreen is described as being easy for the driver to see and control, and the infotainment system features Dual Bluetooth support.
This allows two devices to be paired at the same time – one for phone calls and the other for streaming audio.
NEW HYUNDAI ELANTRA HYBRID
For the first time ever, a hybrid drivetrain has been added to the Hyundai Elantra lineup.
The new Hyundai Elantra Hybrid has a 1.6-litre GDI Atkinson-cycle 4-cylinder engine. A 42hp permanent-magnet electric motor is powered by a 1.32kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery.
Together, the total system output is 137hp and 264Nm of torque.
The Hyundai Elantra drivetrain is mated to the brand’s 6-speed, dual-clutch transmission. The carmaker claims this gives it a more dynamic and engaging driving experience.
Hyundai projects a combined U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated fuel economy rating of more than 21.2km/L.
Non-hybrid Hyundai Elantras in the U.S will receive a 2-litre Atkinson Cycle engine that also has a focus on fuel economy.
This engine generates 145hp and 178Nm of torque. The non-hybrid models are also projected to achieve a best-in-class EPA combined fuel economy rating. Hyundai says this is thanks to the Intelligent continuously Variable Transmission.
U.S cars will come with Hyundai’s SmartSense safety features, which include Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist. Reverse Parking Collision Avoidance Assist is also available, amongst many others.
Production of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra will start in the third-quarter of 2020 in Ulsan, Korea and at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama plant.
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