Over the past three decades, the Hyundai Elantra has established quite the legacy for itself, becoming one of the most iconic Hyundai vehicles on the lineup – over 13.8 million Elantra or Avante (as it’s called in other markets) models have been sold in its 30 years on the market. This year marks its thirtieth anniversary, having been introduced in 1990. What better way to celebrate than by announcing that there will be an all-new, next-generation Elantra for the 2021 model year!? Let’s take a sneak peek at what the vehicle will have to offer before it is officially unveiled next week in an online livestream.
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What do we know so far?
Naturally, a sneak peek is just a way to spark interest and draw attention ahead of the official unveiling, so as of now we don’t know a ton about the specifications, features or major changes coming to the vehicle. We do, however, know that it will be a ground-up redesign. Hyundai has stated that it plans to return the Elantra to its roots as a sport sedan and will also be introducing a new Parametric Dynamics design theme on the model.
Changes that we do know are coming is that the architecture of the compact sedan will adopt longer, lower and wider proportions than previous iterations of the vehicle as it takes on an aesthetic akin to a four-door coupe. Moving to the inside of the vehicle, the cabin’s layout has been dubbed an Immersive Cocoon. It’s focused on the driver’s experience behind the wheel, including structures that wrap from the driver’s door to the center console to create that cocoon-like feel.
Be sure to check back often next week to learn much more about the upcoming, all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra.