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2021 Hyundai Elantra preview, interior, exterior, price & release date

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Automotive and vehicle industry in South Korea is considered as the 6th largest in the world. South Korea has the reputation of producing reliable and attractively priced cars and has become a popular all over the world. We expect the 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan to have a, slightly improved design and improved fuel efficiency.

What to expect from the Hyundai Elantra 2021?

We expect improved engine performance, upgraded exterior and interior, and lowered fuel consumption.

2021 Hyundai Elantra, specifications and features

The new Hyundai Elantra is believed to be one of the huge releases of the company, and many eyes are already on it. News has it that the four cylinder engine will continue to be used in the next-generation Hyundai Elantra. Unlike the previous models, this model will no longer have 6-speed manual transmission system. An ergonomic yet classic design is expected to be paired with lesser fuel consumption than any of its previous forms.

The US market is very much interested in the upcoming Hyundai Elantra.

Elantra Expectations

• The new Elantra will either be fully automated or hybrid. We expect Hyundai will no longer produce versions with 5 and 6 speed manual transmissions.

• Dual-clutch transmissions are expected in the next-generation model, which ensures an even smoother drive.

• Intelligent variant transmission is also expected in the new model of Elantran but 6 speed transmissions are also rumored.

• There will be a wireless charging pad inside the car and better front lights and backlights. The could be an option but we hope it will be part of the base offering.

• A monochrome LED display will be provided in the car, and an effective positive temperature coefficient heater is also installed to sense the temperature and adjust accordingly.

• The Hyundai Elantra will also plug in to the Hyundai’s SmartSense platform for driver assistance.

Hyundai has always been famous for producing luxury rides at a cheap price. This time, we expect they will again meet this ambition.

Launch of Hyundai Elantra 2021

According to the recent news, the next-generation Hyundai Elantra will hit the international market in 2020, where it’s new and improved features will be showcased. We expect the return of a sport trim, Elantra GT, Elantra SE, eco model. Higher trims are expected to have dual zone automatic climate control. As for safety features we expect to see lane keeping assist and collision warning. We hope to see these features in the standard Elantra models as standard equipment.

A tour into the evolution of Hyundai Elantra Sedan

While we are going to discuss the main features of the Hyundai Elantra, it will be interesting to know how this innovative model evolved from its most primitive form.

1. First Generation of Hyundai Elantra

The first generation of the Hyundai Elantra was launched in 1990. It received a face-lift in 1993 and was already enjoying great sales figures in Europe from 1991. It was the time when Elantra managed to compete with Ford Sierra and Opel Vectra offering same comfort and quality at a lower lower price tag. The first generation was marked by:

  • A 1600 cc powered by a Mitsubishi powered engine
  • It produced almost 84kW at 6000rpm
  • Only a quarter of mile run was covered in 17 seconds.
  • It got facelifts in Europe and the US in 1992 and 1994 when its logo was changed into the current shape.
  • In 1995, the vehicle got airbags in the front, some fog lamps, and mirrors which were power operated.
  • Both manual and automatic versions were introduced.

2. Second Generation of Hyundai Elantra

It was the fall of 1995 when the first model of series was launched for the local Korean market. This model was a J2 series and was available in both manual and automatic versions. The 1600 cc vehicle had the power of 106hp and 101 lb-ft of torque. It had 5-speed and 4-speed automatic transmission.

Beta series was then launched and got the name taf Lantra when sold in Europe. In the same year, a 2000 cc model was also launched under the same Elantra name. Interior of second-generation Elantra was more like a wagon body style. New grilles arrived in the 1999 model year. Front and back end designs were changed, and J3 or RD2 model codes were assigned to these new models.

3. Third Generation of Hyundai Elantra

From 2000 to 2011, the third generation of the Hyundai Elantra was launched with many exterior upgraded. The XD model was launched in 2000 when the station wagon was dropped, and a five door hatchback was introduced. 2001 saw the standard American versions of the car.

All the models were renamed as XD2 in 2003, and new features like new headlights, taillights, new grille, bumpers, and trunks were redesigned to give this generation of Elantra, an exclusive and different look. The GT trim is considered as the top model and is equipped with a better interior, alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes, and leather seats. It had 1600, 1800, and 2000 cc gasoline engines

4. Fourth and Fifth Generation

The engines of this generation are 1.6 and 2.0-liter gasoline or 1.5-liter turbo diesel engines. Fuel economy is the main focus of this generation, and for the very reason, a hybrid vehicle has been launched by the Hyundai group. The fifth-generation was launched in 2010 till 2015. It was an uplifted version of the previous generation.

5. Sixth Generation

The sixth-generation began to be introduced in the market from 2015 and is currently the latest generation of the group. We previewed the brand new redesign in 2016. Avante was launched and loved in all of Europe and the US. Most common models of this generation are gamma MPi, Nu MPI, U2 turbo diesel, and gamma turbo. We expect the 2020 Hyundai Elantra to be the last offering in this generation.

Previews based on the previous model:

Hyundai Elantra 2021 Price & Release Date

We expect the Elantra to enter the showrooms in the fall of 2020. The expected price of the next-generation Hyundai Elantra is expected to be around 20000USD to 25000 USD, but the actual price is yet to be disclosed. –

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