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Hyundai Elantra 2021 debuted officially

18 March 2020

The seventh generation of the Hyundai’s popular sedan debuted during a special event in Hollywood, California as promised on 17 March 2020. Elantra 2021 embodies the company’s ambitions to combine elegant design, sportiness, hybrid technology and to implement for the first time in this class wireless connectivity for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The car will feature extraordinary dynamics and amazing travel experience fro the driver and passengers in the cabin. The production is planned to start in the autumn of 2021 in Ulsan, Korea and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing, Alabama, as the first sales should start by the end of 2021. For the Korean car market, the model will bring another name - Avante.

Exterior transformation

Hyundai Elantra 2021 - red on the road, front
Credits:  2020 Hyundai Motor America

The seventh generation of Elantra comes with an all-new platform. This results in a longer wheelbase with 2 cm and increases in length with 5.56cm. The automobile will also be wider by 2.54 cm than before and its overall height will be lowered by 2 cm. Although this change may seem quite minimal, actually they change the whole look of the vehicle as they change the interior dimensions too. As a whole, the cabin is more spacious than its predecessor. Dynamism and Sporty design are the main characteristics of Hyundai Elantra 2021. The fresh aesthetic style is a result of the unconventional lines and surfaces, never seen before in the automotive industry. The combination of three lines meeting at one point is the main element avoided for years by automotive designers. This the main ingredient for achieving the effect of geometric jewels or so-called “parametric design” of Elantra. This specific element provides the vehicle unique spirit and powerful stance. The wide cascade grille smoothly integrates headlights and turn-signals. The whole fascia structure forms a daring and bold look of the new Elantra. The side profile of the vehicle is elongated and lowered, and the specific parametric design provides the jewel-likee effect. These elements perfectly match with the Parametric Dynamics theme of the wheels with sizes from 15 to 17 inches. The rear is characterized by a wide line crossing the trunk and stretching to the edges of the car. The rear lights offer an innovative design called by the manufacturer “H-Tail Lamp”, due to the resemblance of the logo letter H. The plethora of jewel-like elements on the rear adds the parametric conception of the luxurious vehicle of Hyundai.

Interior – Immersion in a luxurious cocoon

Entering the cabin of Elantra 2021 the driver will feel the atmosphere of an aircraft cockpit. The lowered wide position from the door to the central console is really impressive. The huge interface is consisted of two big connected 10,25 screens, providing a futuristic experience not only for the4 driver but for all occupant in the cabin. The formed angled display provide easy access and control to various functions and infotainment options. It also offers different connectivity variants. The high position of the central console finishes the driver-oriented layout of the cabin. Door centre trim is long and low and resembles coupe design, while the low placed inside handles provides a sporty look to the Elantra 2021. Two-toned melange underlines the human-focused layout even on the door’s style.

Hyundai Elantra 2021 - interior
Credits: © 2020 Hyundai Motor America

Hybrid power

For the first time, Elantra offers for its customer's hybrid powertrain in its line-up. The 1.6-litre GDI Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine will be paired to hybrid’s permanent-magnet electric motor delivering 32 kW powered by a lithium-ion polymer battery with 1.32 kWh of capacity. 2021 Elantra Hybrid delivers a total system output of 139 horsepower and up to 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine mates with Hyundai’s quick-shifting, six-speed, dual-clutch transmission.

Hyundai Elantra 2021 - engine
Credits:  2020 Hyundai Motor America

New Platform. Better handling. Better dynamics

Elantra 2021 will feature the Third-Generation Compact Sized K3 Vehicle Platform. Due to this work of Hyundai motors, the new vehicle will have a longer wheelbase, will weight less and will offer better fuel economy. 2021 Elantra has a reworked suspension that provides a comfortable ride and minimizes unwanted body roll while maximizing wheel impact absorption. Combining the new innovative platform and modern powertrains allows the vehicle to respond quickly to the driver’s commands and ensures a quiet, comfortable ride on the highway and in the city.

Author: Danny Stoyanova