Hyundai All-New Elantra Features Upgraded ADAS

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – The all-new 2021 Hyundai Elantra features an upgraded array of standard advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as part of the model lines many enhanced features.

Now standard SmartSense features across the range are: lane-keep assist; lane-follow assist; high-beam assist; driver-attention warning and rearview camera with dynamic guidelines.

Optional SmartSense Features include: blind-spot collision avoidance assist with rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist; smart cruise control with stop & go; highway driving assist; safe exit warning, and reverse parking collision avoidance assist.

In addition to the ADAS upgrades, the Elantras are built on a new platform with longer wheelbase, wider stance and lower roofline for a sportier appearance.

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Inside wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make connecting easy and effortless – no longer is there a need to plug in a cable; the smartphone can remain in the driver’s pocket (and he or she will not have to remember to unplug it and take it with them when they leave the car).

Pumping out the sound will be an optional Bose premium sound system with eight speakers, including powerful Super65 wide-range speakers in the front doors and a woofer on the rear deck.

There will be two 10.25-inch multimedia screens under one piece of glass available which will allow for an available 25-inch navigation system.

The Elantra SE, SEL, and Limited will offer the 2.0L MPI Atkinson Cycle engine that also has a focus on fuel economy. This engine generates 147 horsepower @ 6,200 RPM and 132 pounds-feet of torque @ 4,500 RPM. These models are projected to achieve a best-in-class combined fuel economy rating, an improvement over previous models, due in part to an Intelligent Variable Transmission.

For the first time, a hybrid powertrain has been added to the Elantra lineup. It will feature a 1.6-liter GDI Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine. Elantra Hybrid’s permanent-magnet electric motor delivers 32 kW powered by a lithium-ion-polymer battery with 1.32 kWh of capacity positioned under the rear seats. The 1.6-liter GDI engine combined with the electric motor in Elantra Hybrid delivers a total system output of 139 horsepower and up to 195 pounds-feet of torque.

This engine mates with Hyundai’s quick-shifting, six-speed, dual-clutch transmission–differentiating Elantra Hybrid from its key competitors because of its more dynamic and engaging driving experience. The high-efficiency electric motor has an electric only driving mode that delivers instantaneous torque at low speeds, with available power-assist at higher vehicle speeds. The 2021 Elantra Hybrid is projected to have a combined estimated fuel economy rating of more than 50 MPG.

Further information about the 2021 Elantra can be viewed by clicking HERE.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.