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Old 14th March 2020, 11:00   #16
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Ugly would be too nice a word to describe that Decepticon looking thing.
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What is with Hyundai and their bigger than the car front grille. I mean just have a look at the new Santro particularly in white. The front end looks like a toad that was ran over by a truck or something. Although the silhouette looks great, I am sure the interiors are also going to be great too. But that front end is just a car design shipwreck.
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2021 Hyundai Elantra Debuts in Hollywood,

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◦Dramatic four-door-coupe look comes to life with “Parametric Dynamics” design theme

◦Segment-first wireless Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM

◦Segment-first Hyundai Digital Key

◦More than 50 MPG EPA estimated combined fuel economy rating on first-ever Elantra Hybrid


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Elantra Hybrid

For the first time ever, a hybrid powertrain has been added to the Elantra lineup. Elantra Hybrid demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to expanding its eco-focused lineup of products. The new Elantra Hybrid 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 lb-ft 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 EPA estimated fuel economy rating of more than 50 MPG.

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The Elantra SE, SEL, and Limited 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 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4,500 RPM. These models are projected to achieve a best-in-class EPA combined fuel economy rating, an improvement over previous models, due in part to an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT).



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2021 Hyundai Elantra Live Global Reveal.
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The side view looks very elegant. But the front does not invoke the same emotions. Looks like Hyundai is losing all the great looking lines which came with the fluidic design language and Kia is gaining all those beautiful lines. New Kia designs somehow look a lot better than the Hyundai ones. That said, there is an equal number of people who like both the kind of designs. And that could be the reason why they have two brands.
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I think the new Elantra is not as bad as some of the other Hyundai designs in the recent past, like the 2020 Creta, the Chinese Verna or even the Aura for example.

The Elantra now looks aggressive and will certainly be not lost in the crowd of Vernas in India. Its distinctly different and will make a statement wherever it goes. So I guess Hyundai has tried to infuse something snazzy in to a car that was boring to look at most of the time. It should work in the US and other markets where the Elantra already has a decent recall. In India, well, I guess it does stand a chance, with the new Octavia being available only in Petrol, and the Honda Civic too never being a strong car in the diesel version, the new Elantra can be that D segment diesel sedan, if it does get a diesel option.
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Default 2021 Hyundai Elantra unveiled with striking looks and hybrid powertrain

Hyundai has taken the wraps off the 2021 Elantra sedan!



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Given that the current-generation model received a facelift not so long ago, the next-generation model, slated to go on sale towards the second half of the year, seem to be coming pretty early.

The designers at Hyundai deserve to be appreciated for trying and putting in a lot of efforts to stand out. Whether it stands out in a good way remains to be seen. This time around, the design theme is called "Parametric Dynamics!"

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I feel this new Elantra will shake things up in the midsize segment where Honda's Civic and Toyota's Corolla are ruling the roost. With the American car-makers exiting the segment, the whole segment is available on a platter to the Japanese and Korean brands to gobble up.

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Here are some excerpts from the official press release:

All-New 2021 Hyundai Elantra and Elantra Hybrid Make World Premiere in Hollywood
  • Dramatic four-door-coupe look comes to life with “Parametric Dynamics” design theme
  • Segment-first wireless Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • Segment-first Hyundai Digital Key
  • More than 50 MPG EPA estimated combined fuel economy rating on first-ever Elantra Hybrid

    Hyundai motor officially launched its all-new 2021 Elantra and Elantra Hybrid at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood with a special event today broadcast around the world. This marks the world debut of the latest version of the popular compact sedan. The 2021 Elantra showcases Hyundai’s latest ambitions, including a Sensuous Sportiness design identity, hybrid electric vehicle technology, and segment-first wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The car also provides exciting driving dynamics and the most progressive in-car experience in its class. Production of the 2021 Elantra starts in the fall in Ulsan, Korea and at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, and sales begin in the fourth quarter.


    Highlights for the 2021 Elantra

    • An all-new seventh-generation Elantra compact sedan with new vehicle platform
    o Longer wheelbase, wider stance, lower roofline
    o Elantra is called the Avante in the Korean domestic market
    • Second Hyundai vehicle with Sensuous Sportiness design identity
    • An everyday exotic four-door-coupe look with innovative molding and engineering technology
    • First-ever Elantra Hybrid
    o More than 50 MPG estimated combined fuel economy on hybrid model
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make connecting easy
    • Hyundai’s optional Digital Key allows Elantra to be unlocked, started and driven without a physical key via a smartphone or NFC card
    • Production to begin at Ulsan, Korea and at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in the fall with shipments to dealers in the fourth quarter
    • An enhanced natural-language voice-recognition system with Speech-to-Meaning and Deep Meaning Understanding technologies and lots of feature controls
    • Standard SmartSense safety and convenience technologies
    • Two available 10.25-inch multimedia screens under one piece of glass


Front highlights:

• Parametric-jewel-pattern grille with turn-signal integration
• Wide, cascading grille creates an integrated architecture with the headlamp
• Bold fascia shape creates a strong front graphic
• Well-refined gem-like shapes create harmony with the bodyside surfaces


Side highlights:

• Forwarded profile with a long, low hood creates a feeling of tension
• Bold edge runs constantly from the front to the rear
• Parametric-jewel body surfaces
• Available 15-, 16-, and 17-inch-wheel designs match the Parametric Dynamics theme


Rear highlights:

• Wide, horizontal line extends across the center of the trunk, stretching to the edges of the car
• High-tech “H-Tail Lamp” that creates a Hyundai flying H logo-like shape
• Rear glass has a black deck accent to enhance the coupe-like look
• Wing-type lower bumper treatment
• Well-refined gem-like shapes create harmony with the bodyside surfaces


Interior highlights:

• A 10.25-inch information-display cluster and 10.25-inch infotainment system
• Slim high-tech vents
• Customizable 64-color mood lighting
• Aircraft-cockpit-like driver-oriented layout
• A unique cornering grab handle for the passenger
• A high center console completes the driver-oriented layout
• Door center trim is long and low like a coupe
• Sporty low-placed inside handles
• Two-toned melange emphasizes the driver-focused layout even on the door


Elantra Hybrid

For the first time ever, a hybrid powertrain has been added to the Elantra lineup. Elantra Hybrid demonstrates Hyundai’s commitment to expanding its eco-focused lineup of products. The new Elantra Hybrid 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 lb-ft 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 EPA estimated fuel economy rating of more than 50 MPG.

Source: Hyundai Press Release
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Clearly trying to imitate Civic design, except Hyundai can't design a new car without connecting the tail lamps to each other.
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Well, I've to admit it, Hyundai is no longer what it used to be in terms of beautiful design, practical interiors and curves at the right places.

The fluidic Elantra was simply breathtaking when it launched, and its next iteration though a bit staid and boring, is the last of the great, well balanced designs left. The triangle headlamp variant currently selling looks awful to me.

This is no exception either, borrowing from the usual soulless European design, paired with sporty touches on what is, a family car. A disaster of what used to be to my eyes, the world's best looking car of all time.

I hate straight boring lines and quartz like panelling (always hated VW, Audi and Skoda for that), now with Hyundai and BMW who were known for curves before, also jumping into the bandwagon, clearly the boyracers or timeless brigade are winning the design argument.
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7th generation Hyundai Elantra unveiled, may hit the Indian showrooms in second half of 2021 - Link

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Is this a fastback?

I mean does the glass go up with the boot like the Octavia?

The current model here has limited space and if this is a fastback then this will definitely
have lots more of space.
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The front and rear does look good and the design will slowly grow on me just like it did with the Creta.
The only thing which looks overdone are the arrow shaped lines on the sides, cleaner lines would have looked better.
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Old 18th March 2020, 16:00   #29
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Very promising launch from Hyundai. I am looking forward for hybrid powertrain and hoping this one makes it to India. India needs more full hybrid options or plug-in hybrid options which cost less than 30 lakhs.
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See how they spoiled a beautiful sedan in a period of time!

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The front grill was bearable in i10, but when it reached Elantra, it is so horrendous.


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Looks wicked and great; very sharp and hunkered down; all it requires is...
...two horns on the roof.

Just kidding.

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