One of the most popular models of Hyundai, the new Hyundai Elantra has come before car lovers with its seventh generation. The new car introduced at Hollywood The Lot Studios is the new Hyundai Elantra, which has a completely different design and technological features. The sporty design identity of the popular compact sedan is supported by hybrid technology and the wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity offered for the first time in its segment, while also offering Hyundai's latest innovations, such as the digital key. Elantra will begin production at Ulsan in South Korea and Alabama Hyundai in America in the last quarter of the year.
Hyundai Elantra, which was started to be produced for the first time in 1990, has shown a sales success of 13.8 million units worldwide and has written its name to the automotive industry with golden letters. Elantra, one of the most admired models of Hyundai, has won dozens of awards in America and has achieved more than 3.4 million sales success.
Elantra, which gained a different design language with the new model, offers an exotic four-door coupe image that we are used to seeing in sports cars. Hyundai engineers and designers have created a longer, wider and lower structure in the new model. The car, which is 5.5 cm longer than the previous generation, offers a larger seating area in the interior.
Parametric Design, which is created by combining three lines at a single point, appears strongly in the front section. The wide range of new types of grilles and integral headlights make the car look wider than it is. In addition, the friction coefficient is significantly reduced thanks to the wind channels in the bumper. In this way, while aerodynamism increases, fuel economy is also achieved. Rigid passages stretching from front to back start to unite again at the front doors. The stop lamps, positioned longitudinally at the rear, begin to extend towards the body on the right and left sides. The rear design, which has a Z-shaped form when viewed from the side, also helps to offer more loading space in the luggage compartment. This new design, which also offers coupe air, supports its stylish appearance with its glossy black bumper diffuser.
Hyundai Motor Group Vice President and Chief Designer Luc Donckerwolke, regarding the new car; “Like the first generation, the seventh generation Elantra has a bold character. In addition, the aesthetic and unusual lines in Elantra start a different era in automotive design. "In this extraordinary design language that we desire to establish a great bond with its owner, we have included ample space for geometric lines, hard transitions and split body parts."
A more refined and higher quality interior
Along with the exterior design of the new Hyundai Elantra, the interior looks extremely stylish and impressive. In the new generation cockpit, which offers a premium air, the seat height has been reduced, resulting in a lower seating position. Also, thanks to the low center of gravity, the driving stability has been increased. Two 10,25 inch LED screens are used in the cockpit positioned horizontally. These screens are used in the multimedia system and indicators, adding an enormous technological feature to the vehicle. In addition, the wireless Android Auto and Apple Car Play features offered in Elantra also offer combined connectivity with this screen. The suspension system of Elantra, which has an aesthetically different stance, is also for comfort. Thanks to the improved suspension mounting structure, both dynamism and high driving comfort have been achieved.
New Hyundai Elantra Hybrid
For the first time, Hyundai features hybrid engine technology in its Elantra model. Thus, the Elantra Hybrid, which is included in the brand's environmentally friendly model range, gets a four-cylinder petrol engine with a 1.6-liter GDI Atkinson cycle.
In addition to the gasoline engine, the Elantra Hybrid includes an electric motor of 32 kW. Reaching 139 horsepower with the combination of both engines, Elantra promises a more dynamic and more economical drive. Equipped with Hyundai's improved 6-speed dual clutch transmission, this version stands out from its competitors with faster gear shifts. In addition, thanks to the high-efficiency electric motor used, instant torque is obtained at low speeds, thus preventing the gasoline engine from starting. The biggest advantage of this innovation is that it gives the car fuel economy. At higher speeds, a more dynamic and effective ride is achieved with the gasoline engine that is activated.
Hyundai Digital Key
Continuing to support the latest developments in technology, Hyundai offers an optional digital key system in Elantra. The smartphone-based Hyundai Digital Switch allows the doors to be opened and the engine to be started without a physical key. This system, which can be used by downloading a special mobile application, uses Near Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth (BLE) technology. This system also allows several people from the same family to use the vehicle at the same time.
When it is necessary to use other than the owner of the vehicle, the traditional key is activated. Hyundai Digital Switch is currently only compatible with phones using the Android operating system.
Highlights of the new Hyundai Elantra
• Seventh-generation compact sedan with a completely new platform
• Longer wheelbase, wider body and lower roofline
• The second Hyundai model with Emotional Sportiness design identity
Exotic four-door coupe view available with innovative design technology
• The first Elantra Hybrid produced in series
• Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity technology
• Hyundai Digital Switch technology, which can be paired with a smartphone or NFC card
• Natural voice recognition and voice feature command system with deep understanding technology
• Standard SmartSense security equipment
• Two 10,25 inch multimedia screens used in the cockpit