2017 Hyundai Elantra at a glance
The new Elantra will take on Toyota Corolla Altis, Volkswagen Jetta, Skoda Octavia and the Chevrolet Cruze
Hyundai Elantra was first introduced to the world in 1990, and the car is a pretty popular model around the world. In the meantime the stylish executive sedan has received several updates. In last April as well, we have seen the Hyundai Elantra receiving a facelift. And now the car is all set to get a whole new version.
At the 2015 Los Angeles Motor Show the South Korean automaker unveiled the next generation Elantra, which looks suave and very much stylish compare to the outgoing model. Despite being in the C segment the sedan looks like a premium one thanks to its elegant styling. Although previously it was scheduled to launch next year, but the automaker has decided to launch later this year only.
Here, we will take a close look at 5 interesting facts about the upcoming Hyundai Elantra.
The new generation Hyundai Elantra is no more designed following the auto manufacturer’s Fluidic Sculpture design language. It comes incorporated with a more stylish and aesthetically elegant design language, which makes the car very much appealing compare to the outgoing model. It sports new hexagonal front grille with horizontal chrome slats, sharp headlamps with LED daytime running lights, vertically positioned LED lights at the place of fog lamps, sharp V shaped creases at the hood, LED side turning indicator integrated wing mirrors, alloy wheels, panoramic sunroof, wider LED taillamps, shark fin antenna, lip spoiler on the boot.
DIMENSIONALLY LARGER AND WIDER
The new generation Hyundai Elantra is based on an all new platform, which means the car has been dimensionally enlarged at the length and width. The length has been increased by 50 mm and the width has been increased by 25 mm. The new generation Elantra stands with 4569 mm of length and 1800 mm of width. The height and wheelbase remains same although. But the enhanced width ensures a bit more space inside the cabin of the new Elantra.
The interior of the new Elantra comes with a revised appearance, and it looks more upmarket compare to the outgoing model. It would feature a sporty black interior theme with new dashboard, which looks more traditional rather than the outgoing model’s flowing design. The features include a multifunction steering wheel, sleek informative instrument cluster housing two round dials and a 4.2 inch TFT display and an 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system. The upholstery materials have been improved, which makes the interior premium. It also boasts 407 litres of luggage space, which ensures space for plenty of luggage. Other features include segment first integrated memory system for power driver seat and ORVMs, dual automatic temperature control, auto defogging system, auto dimming rearview mirror and advanced ergonomic high tension lightweight front seats.
BOTH PETROL AND DIESEL ENGINES
The new Hyundai Elantra will come in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol variant would get a 2.0 litre four cylinder Nu MPI Atkinson engine which churns out 149 hp of peak power at 6200 rpm and 180 Nm of peak torque at 4500 rpm. The diesel variant on the other hand gets a 1.6 litre Kappa turbocharged GDI engine which kicks out 136 hp of peak power at 5500 rpm and 210 Nm of peak torque between 1400 rpm to 3700 rpm. Expect both the engines to come fuel efficient.
IMPRESSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
The new Hyundai Elantra comes safer than the outgoing model. It is built with Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), which makes it 32% stronger than the outgoing model. This car also comes equipped with Autonomous Emergency Braking, High Beam Assist, Blind Spot detection, Lane Change Assist etc.