Hyundai Reveals New Elantra and Elantra Hybrid Models
Hyundai officially launched its all-new 2021 Elantra and Elantra Hybrid models in West Hollywood yesterday with a special event broadcast around the world. The 2021 Elantra showcases Hyundai’s latest ambitions, including a Sensuous Sportiness design identity, hybrid electric vehicle technology, and segment-first wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. Other technology features include an enhanced natural-language voice-recognition system with Speech-to-Meaning and Deep Meaning Understanding technologies, standard SmartSense safety and convenience technologies, and two available 10.25-inch multimedia screens under one piece of glass. At a time when many carmakers are abandoning sedans, Brian Smith, chief operating officer, Hyundai Motor America says: "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." The new compact sedan rides on a longer wheelbase, with a wider stance and lower roofline. The hybrid model is expected to return more than 50 MPG estimated combined fuel economy. Production of the 2021 Elantra starts in the fall in Ulsan, Korea and at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, and sales begin in the fourth quarter.