Hyundai has recently announced the pending release of its 2021 Elantra. The automaker has promised that we’ll see new levels of comfort and enhanced technology features in the upcoming model. From the inside to the exterior, this will definitely be an updated model and it will have a stronger and bolder appearance that will catch your eyes at first glance. We’re just learning all of the details and are 10 things that we know about it so far.
1. It will have a new and exciting aesthetic
The new 2021 Hyundai Elantra will roll off production lines with a new look. A closer look at the photos released shows that it has received a nice facelift and will be dripping and a modern and fresh new style. The redesign includes sharp angled lines with a wider profile and a distinct lowering. We really love the widened and jeweled grille which is sporty looking with a touch of elegance and class. This is just on the exterior. There will be a lot more that is new with the pending release.
2. Balanced fuel efficiency and ample power
Achieving the ideal balance between performance and fuel efficiency can be tricky, but we’re told that the new Elantra Hybrid has hit the mark by bringing it home with an impressive fuel efficiency without skimping on the power. Performance is a matter that the engineering team took seriously and the brand claims that the new Elantra will deliver well. It’s offered in a traditional gasoline powertrain with enhanced efficiency.
3. Next Generation updates
The 2020 model had its pros and cons but the best thing about it was that it gave the engineers and design team a few growth areas to work on. This is precisely what they’ve done when making updates for the new and improved version for 2021. Hyundai has been on track with steady improvements and the beginning of the seventh generation will be no exception. They’ve added an inch to the wheelbase along with the width, giving the new car a distinctly different presence on the road. The exterior takes on the appearance of an origami masterpiece, but when we look to the interior, the real fun begins.
4. A spacious cabin
The small size increases on the exterior gave technicians and design experts more room to work with for the sake of luxury and comfort. The 2021 Elantra will offer enhanced headroom, shoulder room and legroom over previous models, which is a great start. Moving on to technology, the two 10.25-inch screens separate the displays for the new infotainment system and the instrument cluster to cut down on driver distraction. This is more than 2 inches larger than most standard screens and it seems that larger size is a central theme that runs throughout the cabin.
5. A new infotainment system with great tech features
The 2021 Elantra will be available with an upgrade to a Bose eight-speaker sound system with wireless Apple CarPlay adn Android Auto, Qi wireless charger, dual Bluetooth support for pairing two phones at once, natural language voice recognition integrated into multiple functions of the vehicle, remote car start, interior temperature control from a compatible smartphone app, Car Finder, and a remote lock/unlock feature. We can’t forget to mention a sweet navigation system, nor the available digital key among other features.
6. The 2021 Elantra features “Parametric Dynamics
There is a new term that is used in the description of the appearance of the new Elantra. Because of its new and improved road presence and curb appeal, the head of the design team, Luc Donckerwolke coined applied the phrase “Parametric Dynamics.” This adds a note of distinction to the unique styling and bold appearance. The bright new look is intended to stimulate a “strong emotional response” from drivers, enhancing desire and sales.
7. Two versions will be available
The new 2021 Hyundai Elantra will be offered in a choice of two models. The standard gasoline engine, and a hybrid version. This gives customers the option because in today’s automotive market there are so many different preferences for power trains. Some like the notion of a cleaner running hybrid that makes use of electric power while others are not ready to move beyond the standard gasoline engine.
8. The Elantra gets a new engine for 2021
There will be no lack of power/performance with the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder MPI Atkinson Cycle. It generates 147 horsepower along with 132 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated with an Intelligent Variable Transmission routing power to the front wheels and although the specs on mpg haven’t yet been disclosed, we’re promised that it will be a leader in its class.
9. The Hybrid offers the best fuel economy
We also learned that the new 2021 Elantra Hybrid will be equipped with an electric motor along with a smaller 1.6-liter engine. Together they will produce 139 horsepower with 195 lb-ft of torque. The transmission for the hybrid will be a six-speed dual-clutch edition and together the estimates put the mpg to an excess of 50 for combined driving. The new Elantra Hybrid is poised to take on the competition and hold its own.
10. The Driver Assist features will be excellent
On top of all the other tech that will help to provide a suite of safety features and driver assistance systems. To kick it off the new Elantra will be equipped with driver-fatigue sensing that will give you an alert. This is a standard feature and along with it, they’ve also thrown in Forward collision avoidance assist and lane-keep assist. These are features that will come along with every model that is produced without an extra charge for staying safe.