Hyundai Elantra 2021 looks like a beast in new pictures
New Delhi : Hyundai has unveiled the new generation Elantra for the global markets, the car is expected to reach Indian stores somewhere in 2021. The company has provided a hybrid engine to the executive sedan for the first time; the car has been given interesting updates both on the inside and outside to make it look like a beast.
Following the new stylish design language, the car will go for production from this fall in its homeland of South Korea and subsequently at Hyundai’s US plant in Alabama. However, the plan may get delayed as the world is fighting against the deadly coronavirus.
Hyundai has incorporated several design updates including the jewel-pattern cascading front grille with integrated turn indicators and a heavily sculpted body.
In some of the key design changes, the will be fitted with lowly placed bonnet, unique horizontal line extending across the center of the boot, H-shaped LED tail lights, wing-type lower bumper, newly designed alloy wheels with Hyundai logo in the middle, chrome accents up front and rear, busy bumper with new LED fog lamps, sleeker wing mirrors, lower roofline and so on.
According to Hyundai, the seventh generation of the car will have the most progressive in-car experience in its segment. The car will be having wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
Built on the third generation K3 platform, the 2021 Elantra has longer wheelbase and wider stance translating to more interior space.
The hybrid Elantra uses a 1.6-litre GDI Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder petrol engine working in tandem with a permanent-magnet electric motor capable of 32 kW and a Li-ion-polymer battery pack. The combined system output stands at 139 hp and 264 Nm and is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It has EPA estimated efficiency rating of 21.2 kmpl.