Hyundai Announces New Feature-Rich 2021 Elantra Lineup With Great Fuel Economy


FOUNTAIN VALLEY: “I love the Elantra,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president, Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America.

“It’s a feature-rich vehicle with a compelling ‘sensuous sporty’ design that outpaces the competition. We know customers demand better fuel economy. The Elantra Hybrid delivers with 54 MPG and the Elantra N Line, with its six-speed transmission, is all about bold performance.”

Hyundai Motor America recently announced prices for the all-new 2021 Elantra, first-ever Elantra Hybrid and sporty Elantra N Line. The completely redesigned 2021 Elantra delivers enhanced fuel efficiency, progressive technology and advanced Hyundai SmartSense standard safety features at a starting price of US$19,650 for the well-equipped SE model.

The new 2021 Elantra models go on sale this fall. Digital Key – Hyundai Digital Key is a dedicated smartphone app available on the Elantra Limited and SEL with Premium Package.

The app allows smartphones to lock and unlock the vehicle, activate the panic alert and start the engine using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communication and Near Field Communication (NFC).

Not only does Hyundai Digital Key allow owners to leave traditional car keys at home, it can securely share keys with family and friends. The level of access can be tailored to each shared user for a defined period.

The primary driver can determine duration of vehicle use or limit the use to only certain features when loaning the vehicle, and, of course, keys can be revoked remotely. Each Elantra still comes with traditional keys. Digital Key is compatible only with phones using the Android operating system.

The all-new Elantra Limited and SEL with Premium Package have an enhanced natural language voice recognition system for better feature control.

This natural-language voice interface includes Speech-to-Meaning and Deep Meaning Understanding technologies powered by Houndify, delivering unprecedented speed and accuracy in voice recognition and responses, and an ability to remember context, such as the user’s location to support natural interactions.

To activate controls, all the driver has to do is use the “push to talk button” on the steering wheel and say the command.

Simple commands include, “Turn the air conditioner on,” “Set the fan to my face,” or “Turn on my heated seat.” There are also more requests the system can handle like “What is the temperature in St. Louis?”, “When is Mother’s Day?” or “Find me a coffee shop”.

The Elantra N Line is new to the Hyundai family. It adds sporty design elements and refined powertrain/chassis upgrades to a midlevel trim Elantra.

As with the exterior and interior, the driving experience is enhanced for N Line performance with new suspension and steering tuning, revised powertrain mounts and summer tires.

Additionally, Elantra N Line’s multilink independent rear suspension, larger front brake rotors and summer tires make it a corner rascal. Elantra N Line is powered by an exclusive 1.6-liter GDI turbocharged engine with six-speed manual or seven-speed Double Clutch Transmission (DCT).

The DCT has a SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode via large steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters or the gear selector lever according to driver preference.

An easy-to-read LCD readout on the instrument panel shows the selected gear at all times for the driver.

This drivetrain generates 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque to meet performance and fuel efficiency needs. An available sport mode can take the thrills a bit higher with more aggressive shift points and the ability to hold a gear longer.