If you haven’t yet seen the reveal of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra, be sure to check out the official unveiling from earlier this month so that you can see the all-new vehicle in all its glory. We’ve already gone over some of the broad updates happening to the 2021 Elantra, but today we thought we’d focus more specifically on some of the compact sedan’s exterior design changes & highlights.
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“Like the first generation, the seventh-generation Elantra/Avante has a bold character. The fresh aesthetic was completed through unconventional lines and a face that broke a taboo in automotive design. The new Elantra is highlighted by its stance that looks like geometric crystals and divided body surfaces to get a strong emotional response from the customers.”
– Luc Donckerwolke, Executive Vice President & Chief Design Officer, Hyundai Motor Group
Front-end Design Cues
Let’s start right at the beginning of the vehicle with the front fascia, where the first thing you’ll notice is the new parametric-jewel-pattern grille. The grille is wider than previous iterations and adopts a cascading appearance that integrates both the headlamps and turn signals into itself. Thanks to the bold, gem-like shape of these elements, the all-new Elantra presents a stronger aesthetic right from the front while almost harmonizing with the sides of the body.
Bodyside Design Cues
This bold aesthetic carries into the side panels via the edge lines, which run consistently from the front to the back. These edge lines are complemented by more parametric-jewel shapes across the side panels as well as new, similarly designed wheels. The wheels are available in 15”, 16” and 17” varieties.
Rear-end Design Cues
Moving around to the vehicle’s rear end, a single wide, horizontal line is created by the edge lines that were carried around the vehicle’s sides, extending right across the middle of the trunk. This fluid line is enhanced by the rear fascia’s new “H-Tail Lamp,” which adds a unique element creating the look of a Hyundai flying H logo. Additional gem-like shapes are added throughout the rear end to keep up the overall aesthetic, and the winged lower bumper treatment really brings everything home.
We’ll move to the vehicle’s cabin in the days to come, so be sure to check back for additional information on the all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra model’s new design and much more.