The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been launched as a Hybrid Vehicle and it promises to deliver more than 50 Miles Per Gallon (MPG) of fuel economy.
In addition to the new powertrain, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra sedan comes with a host of exterior and interior features. Along with the Hybrid Powertrain, the new Elantra also comes with a naturally aspirated 2.0 Litre 4-cylinder petrol engine as well.
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is in its 7th generation and was first launched in October 1990. The latest Elantra is based on the 3rd generation K-Platform from Hyundai.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Vehicle.
2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Vehicle To Deliver Power And Fuel Economy
2021 Hyundai Elantra Exterior Changes
Visually both the Hyundai Elantra Hybrid and the petrol version look exactly the same. The only difference is in the badging at the rear end of the car.
The new Hyundai Elantra features a completely redesigned front grille, hood, and headlights. The car looks wide and aggressive from the front as compared to the 2020 Elantra.
The massive front grille extends into the lower part of the headlights and gives the 2021 Hyundai Elantra an imposing look.
On the back, Elantra features a complete redesign with bold elements. The back of the car looks sculpted with sharp edges and a long LED strip light, which runs across the tail-lights, really accentuates the new sporty nature of the car.
From the side, we again see bold and sharply sculpted designs across the front fender and rear end. The doors have an edgy look which kind of looks like the tip of an arrow.
In short, the 2021 Hyundai Elantra is a lot sportier than its previous version and also from its main rival, the Toyota Corolla.
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra now has a longer wheelbase and length. To accommodate the bigger dimensions Hyundai will also be offering different wheel options ranging from 15 to 17 inches.
Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Vehicle Engine Specifications
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid vehicle comes with a 1.6-liter 4-Cylinder paired with a 32 kWh electric motor. The Hyundai Elantra Hybrid houses a 1.3 kWh battery to power the same motor.
The Hyundai Elantra Hybrid makes around 139 HP and 195 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired with a 6 Speed Dual Clutch Transmission. The same powertrain setup is also used in the Hyundai Ioniq plug-in hybrid.
The car is also available in a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder DOHC naturally aspirated engine, which is also used by Kia Forte.
Based on some rumors, we can also expect a Hyundai Elantra N-line version to drop sometime in the future. The Elantra N-line will use the same engine setup as the Veloster-N, a 2.0-liter turbo engine paired with a 6-Speed manual gearbox.
There is also an 8-speed Wet-DCT gear option in the works as well.
With these goodies, you can tell that Hyundai is really trying to establish a sporty image of the car.
2021 Hyundai Elantra Interior Changes
From the inside, Hyundai’s use of premium material is clearly visible. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra offers two digital screens, one in front of the driver and the other on the center console.
In terms of infotainment, the new Elantra does feature Android Auto and Apple Car Play connectivity. Hyundai is also taking a page out of Tesla’s book and offering a digital key. Initially, the Hyundai Digital Key function will only be available on Android phones but in the coming months, we will see Apple iOS support as well.
Standard safety features like adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, lane follow assist, and automatic high-beam adjuster are present.
Additionally, you can also go for optional safety features like blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert and traffic stop-and-go capability.
The infotainment system will also have options for different user profiles. Lastly, similar to other Hyundai cars, the Elantra will also feature a wireless charging mat.
2021 Hyundai Elantra Price
The new Hyundai Elantra will be priced between $20,000 to $22,000. The main competitors of the Hyundai Elantra include the 2020 Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla.
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid will go up against the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, which is price ar $22,950.