Korean brand introduced a new generation sedan. The model has dramatically changed both outside and inside, also expanded the equipment list. “Cityradio” moved to a new platform, but retained the old “atmosfernyi”.
The world premiere of the Elantra is the seventh generation (factory index CN7) held in Hollywood, and because of the coronavirus had to spend online. Note, the Elantra is one of the most successful Hyundai models: as noted in the company, since the advent of the first generation in 1990 global sales of over 13.8 million units.
Thus, the “seventh” Hyundai Elantra built on the platform of K3, which is the basis of the latest KIA Cerato. The center of gravity closer to the road, in addition retuned steering (the company claim that the car is now more responsive). The length of the model increased by 30 mm to 4650 mm, width of 1825 mm (+25 mm compared to the previous Elantra), height – 1440 mm still have the Korean version and the American 1,420 mm, wheelbase is 2720 mm (+20 mm).
The new Hyundai called the “four-door coupe” because the roof line was more sloping. On the body the many facets of this design concept is called Parametric Dynamics. Elantra has got a huge grille that hides the turn signals, headlights made in the form of boomerangs, and the taillights now are connected by a luminous band. The model is based on 15-, 16 – and 17-inch wheels.
The interior is also completely new: the air vents are stretched in a single line, the center console is deployed to the driver, plus front seats are now parts plastic “lumber.” The seats themselves are set out below. Combined with a touchscreen multimedia system, a virtual “tidy” (each a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches) and the prerogative of the higher trim levels. In versions simpler analog devices and 8-inch multimedia display with buttons and washers on each side. But already in the “database” smartphones can connect via wireless protocols Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Also on the list of standard equipment includes auto brake system, warning of exit lane monitoring driver fatigue and auto-switch of light of headlights, rear view camera. The top version is based on adaptive cruise control, containment systems in the band, preventing collisions with vehicles in the blind spot and rear. In addition, the expensive versions are the 64-color lighting interior, Bose sound system, voice control function multimedia system and settings “climate”, “digital” key (to lock/unlock the car or start the engine through the smartphone).
In the domestic market, the new generation sedan (in Korea model bears the name of Avante) in the first phase will be offered with the same petrol “aspirated” 1.6 MPI family Smartstream and gas engine 1.6 LPI with a capacity of 123 and 120 HP respectively. Boxes of models, designed for Korea, the company has not yet told (the previous saloon petrol engine combined with 6МКП or CVT, gas comes 6АКП).
In the United States for Elantra claimed the running on the Atkinson cycle “aspirated” 2.0 MPI with a return of 149 HP, it is paired only with the CVT. Also the Americans will be available a hybrid version with a petrol engine 1.6 GDI (also works on the Atkinson cycle), built-in six-step robotised box with two clutches and an electric motor mounted under the rear seats battery with a capacity of 1.32 kWh (without the possibility of charging from the grid). The cumulative effect of a hybrid – 141 HP, fuel consumption of about 4.7 l/100 km.
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The hybrid Elantra will appear on other markets, including Korea. In addition, the birthplace of the brand already announced “Sportivnaya” version N Line with “turboservice” 1.6 T-GDI (impact yet to be named). The previous sedan also has a “charged” version (called Sport) with the 1.6 turbo engine, it produces 204 HP
In Korea, orders for the novelty will start to take on March 25, but the start of production in Ulsan, and the United States slated for the autumn.
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