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Montreal 2016: Next-gen 2017 Hyundai Elantra makes Canadian debut

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The sixth-generation 2017 Hyundai Elantra appeared for the first time in Canada today at the 2016 Montreal Auto Show. Look for it to arrive in showrooms next month.

Sporting a bold look highlighted by the brand’s new hexagonal front grille, the 2017 Elantra is available with adaptive HID headlights and vertical LED daytime running lights for an even sharper appearance. Side mirrors with built-in turn signals, 17” alloy wheels, and welcome lights can also be specified.

Under the hood, there’s an all-new 2.0L 4-cylinder engine called “Nu,” which produces 147 horsepower through a standard manual transmission or a revised automatic transmission, both with six gears. Drivers can choose between Eco, Normal, and Sport modes.

Numerous safety features usually found on more expensive vehicles are available with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra including autonomous emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning with lane keeping assist, and more. Some trim levels feature a navigation system with 8” display, a backup camera, and SiriusXM radio.

And for those who care about the environment, all the seats in the new Hyundai Elantra use soy-based foam instead of oil-based foam.