The 2017 Hyundai Elantra model is the sixth generation of the famous sedan in a fresh body with the “AD” indexation.
The debut of the car on the South Korean market, where this model is offered under the Avante name, was held in September of the last year, and the world presentation will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
It should be noted that the Hyundai Elantra was gaining popularity even before the updating, the manufacturer has managed to sell more than 10 000 000 models.
The Novelty Exterior
Before the official unveiling, the car had been reliably hidden; and only from time to time, the automotive company intrigued the public with sketches and teasers of the vehicle.
Eventually, as it was expected, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra design is maintained in today’s corporate style of the manufacturer called the “Fludic Sculpture 2.0” with the modernized hexagonal-shaped radiator grille and the increased lighting system’s efficiency.
The front of the new sedan is somewhat similar to the restyled i40 model. It may be noticed that the novelty top is made in a more sloping style comparing with the current version of the car, but lift of the window sill line at the rear rack remains to be smooth, since the engineers decided not to change this part.
The sloped hood is a typical feature for lots of sports cars; the unusual windshield frames, a rising sill line, the domed roof, original chiseled wheel arches, appealing and rather expressive rear – all these specifications will be available for the motorists in the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra.
The “narrowed” side lights with original LED patterns, the compact Luggage cover as well as the massive bumper with excellent aerodynamics are rather catchy on the rear.
The updated model interior has been even more improved than the exterior. The manufacturers have equipped the car with a completely different dashboard. A peculiar steering wheel with lots of useful buttons has been installed.
The interior has got a redesigned instrument panel. Special attention is paid to the high-quality materials used in interior decoration, which are pleasant to the touch. The center console has received a full revision. Now it faces the driver and has some sporty features.
The Model Dimensions
- The car has increased by 20 mm; therefore the total length is 4570 mm;
- The wheels base remained unchanged – 2700 mm;
- The car body is expanded by 25 mm to 1800 mm;
- The height of the novelty has increased by 5 mm to 1400 mm.
The 2017 Elantra Model Specifications
The basis of the updated car is a redesigned chassis with completely different suspension geometry. Thanks to this modernization, the passengers as well as the driver will feel more comfortable and enjoy the car ride and handling improvements.
The manufacturer claims that the team of engineers has carried out a number of activities aimed at reducing vibration and noise inside the car. During the vehicle production, it has been managed to decrease the frontal resistance coefficient to 0.28.
Hyundai offers two petrol power units along with one diesel engine for the 2017 Elantra model in the domestic market. The latter is able to generate 136 HP with an operating capacity of 1.6 liter. This engine will be coupled with a seven-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches.
Petrol engines are paired with either manual or automatic six-speed transmission. One of the powertrains is a 1.6-liter GDI engine with 132 horsepower and the other one – the Atkinson cycle engine developing 149HP and 180Nm of torque.
For European markets special engine versions will be developed, the information about which will be available a bit later. Some people believe that in the future the novelty will get a plug-in hybrid modification.
The Equipment and the Price of the Novelty
The start of sales of the updated Hyundai Elantra of the sixth generation is scheduled for the current year. The cost, of course, will be higher, but at the very moment, the specific amount has not been yet announced.
The package of options includes a new system that automatically switches the headlights from high to low beam, seven airbags, an emergency brake, the Side Blind Zone Alert and the Lane Departure Warning systems. The customers can enjoy lots of other useful systems and assistants in more advanced car versions.
Overall, the updating turned out to be great; apparently, the novelty will be actively marketed.