We gave you a sneak peek a few days ago, but now it’s time to take a closer look at the real thing. Last night, Hyundai officially unveiled the all-new, next-generation 2021 Hyundai Elantra. We knew that was coming, but the big surprise was the introduction of the first-ever Elantra Hybrid. We’re so stoked about this new sedan and its brand-new Hyundai counterpart, we wanted to jump on filling you in on the details right away, so keep reading to find out some info regarding what’s new in the 2021 Elantra.
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“While some manufacturers no longer see the value in the car side of the business, we’re doubling down by offering an all-new model with both gas and hybrid powertrains. We’ve sold more than 3.4 million Elantras here in the U.S. and more than 13.8 million worldwide, and the new, captivating look is going to bring excitement to a whole new generation of buyers. Then once inside, they’re going to love all of the progressive features.”
– Brian Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Hyundai Motor America
Highlighted Changes & Enhancements
Everything about the Hyundai Sonata has changed for the 2021 model year, which kicks off the model’s seventh generation, right down to its very architecture as it has been built on a new platform. This new platform delivers an Elantra with a longer wheelbase, a wider stance and a lower roofline. It is also the second vehicle to officially adopt the brand’s new Sensuous Sportiness design theme.
When it comes to features, the 2021 Elantra adds things like wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the new Hyundai Digital Key program, an advanced voice recognition system that features natural language, Speech-to-Meaning and Deep Meaning Understanding technologies and allows to you control a lot of features, plus a pair of 10.25” multimedia screens found beneath a single pane of glass are available as well. Not to mention, the standardization of Hyundai SmartSense advanced technologies.
With production beginning in the fall, the Elantra is expected to begin arriving across the country in the fourth quarter of this year. We’ll keep you posted with more information in the days to come, so be sure to check back often!