The new Hyundai Elantra will be launching in September 2021. The car is a redesigned version of the previous Elantra with a modern exterior and interior with advanced technology. Hyundai offers Hybrid Elantra for the very first time.
Hyundai Elantra will come with six models SE, SEL, SEL Hybrid, N Line, Limited, Limited Hybrid. Cost of all these models are as, For SE – $20645, SEL – $21895, SEL Hybrid – $24545, N Line – $25095, Limited – $26445, Limited Hybrid – $29095. SEL is a full package deal, which includes a leather-covered steering wheel, a wireless smartphone charging pad, heated front seats, and a 10.3-inch digital gauge display. So, we can say that SEL is the best one by its cost and specifications.
Moving to an engine, transmission, and performance. The car will have 147 hp four-cylinder engine, Front-wheel drive only because as Variable automatic transmission (CVT) is here. The hybrid model uses a 1.6-liter four-cylinder paired with an electric motor to make 139 HP. Gear shifting is handled by a six-speed automatic. People are most interested in the performance of the N Line model, Hyundai has not announced what powertrain will be available on the N Line yet.
Talking about Fuel economy, EPA has not rated the mileage yet, but as we see the 2020 model, there is a mileage of 41 mpg on the highway. Hyundai estimates that the new hybrid model will give a combined 50 mpg.
Going to Interior and comfort, Cabin is updated in modern style, dashboard and center console enfold around the driver, single LED strip covers the dashboard spanning air vent across the width of the car from the steering column to the passenger’s side door panel, Passenger volume is expected to quite increase in a rear seat. For infotainment and connectivity, An optional 10.3-inch digital gauge display rubs elbows with a second 10.3-inch infotainment touchscreen that sprouts from the top of the Elantra’s dashboard.
Standard infotainment setup will be an 8.0-inch centre display and analogue gauges for the instrument cluster. infotainment interface is likely to take center stage. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both expected to be a standard, as is a Wi-Fi connection. A voice recognition feature allows the driver to adjust the climate control or the heated seats by uttering specific phrases. The car will have 14.2 cubic feet of storage in the trunk.
While in the previous model, there were 14.4 cubic feet of storage. It will have a smartphone-based key system, that can unlock and start the car without the requirement of a physical key. Elantra hybrid will come with 16.0-inch wheel and there will be more rear legroom. The front and rear tier comes with aluminum material and the spare wheel comes with steel material. Rack pinion type steering will be provided. Other features including Traction Control, Back-up camera, Parking Aid, Stability control, and Tier pressure monitor. Suspensions of the front will be strut type and of the rear will be torsion beam type. The car will be in sleeker shape which adds another dashing style.
Moving to the safety and driver assistance, because of Elantra 2021 is new, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not performed crash tests yet. Driver assistance features will be on the menu and plenty of them will be provided as standard including, Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, Available adaptive cruise control with the lane-centring feature.
Warranty and maintenance will be as, the car will have a limited warranty covers 5 years or 60,000 miles, Powertrain warranty covers 10 years or 100,000 miles. Complimentary maintenance is covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles. Hyundai offers three years of additional scheduled maintenance. Hyundai Elantra is like a sports car with a premium class.