Hyundai went public with the announcement of a new 2021 Hyundai Elantra that apparently borrowed design solutions from Sonata. The first images may not seem attractive, but we see a new look on the new platform as well as a hybrid version. The Koreans plan to offer SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels at the end of 2020 in the US market. The price should be around $ 20,000 for the base model up to $ 28,000 for the Limited trim level.
The new platform and elegant design partially inspired by the Sonata most accurately describe the new look. Length is greater by 2 inches and wheelbase by 1 inch. The roof seems a little too low, but designers say passengers will not be denied space. Revised lighting design, new body lines and shorter front overhang are a big improvement.
2021 Hyundai Elantra interior
A significant advantage over the competition should be the cab technology. The base model should bring an 8-inch screen with CarPlay and Android Auto systems. For an extra charge, you have a larger 10.3-inch screen with an identically sized digital gauge cluster. Standard safety equipment include: driver attention monitoring system, lane-keep assisted and automatic emergency braking. Optional can add adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.
For the first time, the Elantra has a hybrid powertrain that should compete with the Toyota Corolla Hybrid and Honda Insight. Its combination is a 43 horsepower electric motor and 1.6 L Inline-4 gasoline with a total of 139 horses and 179 N/m of torque. We expect combined EPA rating of about 50 mpg, recall the competition is about 52 mpg. Power is transmitted by dual clutch automatic transmission with 6 speeds.
Of course, this does not mean that there will be no hybrid versions. As engine comes with 2.0 L Inline-4 with 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft (264 N/m) of torque. Standard offer include continuously variable automatic (CVT) transmission. We hope this is not all and that some more powerful turbocharged engine will come in the offer. Also why not with a manual transmission!?
Release Date and Price
Official promotions are unlikely to be due to corona virus. We will commend the release of the first information online, but also resent that there is no price information yet. Finally, mention that the company plans to build its vehicle in Korea and its Alabama manufacturing plant in the fall of this year.
The latest information suggests that the price will be between $ 20,000 up to around $ 28,000. Sales to the US market will begin at the end of 2020.