Korean automaker, Hyundai has launched the all-new 2021 Elantra and Elantra Hybrid at the Lot Studios in West Hollywood. The Hyundai Elantra 2021 features the brand’s new Sensouous Sportiness design theme, hybrid electric technology and segment-first wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The new model will officially go on sale in America in the Q4, 2020.
The new Hyundai Elantra 2021 now looks like a four-door-coupe. The sedan is now 2.2 inches longer and 1 inch wider, while the height has been reduced by 0.8 inch. In fact, the wheelbase has been increased by 0.8 inch to create more space inside the cabin.
In terms of styling changes, the Hyundai Elantra 2021 gets new parametric-jewel-pattern grille with turn-signal integration wide, new cacading grille with integrated full-LED headlamp and aggressive looking bumper. The side profile of the SUV gets long, low hood, bold creases runs across the length and parametric-jewel body surfaces. The sedan is available with 15-, 16-, and 17-inch-wheel designs match the Parametric Dynamics theme. Also See – New Hyundai Creta Vs Kia Seltos
At the back, the new Hyundai Elantra 2021 gets wider, horizontal line extends across the center of the trunk, high-tech “H-Tail Lamp” that creates a Hyundai flying H logo-like shape, rear glass with black deck accent to enhance the coupe-like look and wing-type lower bumper treatment.
Inside the cabin, the Elantra 2021 gets a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 10.25-inch multi-information instrument console. Interior highlights include slim high-tech vents, customizable 64-color mood lighting, aircraft-cockpit-like driver-oriented layout, etc. Also See – Creta Vs Harrier Vs Hector
The new-gen Hyundai Elantra is based on the new K3 platform. The sedan also gets a hybrid powertrain for the first time. It will feature a 1.6-litre GDI Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine. The electric motor delivers 32kW powered by a lithium-ion-polymer battery with 1.32 kWh of capacity positioned under the rear seats. The 1.6-litre GDI engine combined with the electric motor in Elantra Hybrid delivers a total output of 139bhp and up to 264Nm of torque. This engine is paired to Hyundai’s quick-shifting, six-speed, dual-clutch transmission.
The Hyundai Elantra 2021 also receives a 2.0-litre MPI Atkinson Cycle engine that is capable of producing 147bhp of power and 180Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). The new model comes equipped with several high-end safety features including forward collision-avoidance assist, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, high beam assist, driver attention warning, and rear view camera with dynamic guidelines.
Other optional features include blind-spot collision avoidance assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, smart cruise control, highway driving assist, safe exit warning and reverse parking collision avoidance assist, etc.