The sixth generation of Hyundai’s best-selling model was unveiled today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. When it goes on sale across Canada this February, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra will delight customers with more mature, aerodynamic styling, two new engines, a quieter cabin, and class-exclusive safety features.
Sporting the brand’s signature hexagonal grille and modern lighting signatures, the new Elantra’s sporty lower front fascia integrates functional front wheel air curtains, a component that is derived from the Sonata Hybrid that helps manage air flow from the front of the vehicle and around the wheels to minimize turbulence and wind resistance. In the rear, you’ll find an aerodynamic rear bumper bottom spoiler and LED taillights. HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights are available along with 17” wheels and mirror-integrated LED turn signals.
Built on a stiffer chassis, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra offers a new 2.0L Nu MPI Atkinson 4-cylinder engine producing a peak 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque (standard) and an equally new 1.4L Kappa turbocharged GDI 4-cylinder engine rated at 128 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque Buyers can choose between a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission.
On the safety front, Automatic Emergency Braking with class-exclusive Pedestrian Detection is a technology that’s often reserved for luxury cars. You can also have your Elantra with Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, and a rear-view camera offering dynamic guidance.
Pricing for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra will be announced closer to its on-sale date.