2017 Hyundai Elantra Lineup Expanded With Performance Driven Variants

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Front

The latest 2017 Hyundai Elantra sedan has been added to the lineup which is now bigger and better with a whole lot of performance driven variants.

While most automobile brands are out to try sporty grille, a sharp looking front fascia and a different finish, Hyundai has decided to stick with the basics. The company didn’t make any drastic changes to their model. However, when you take a quick look at the Elantra 2017 edition, it does look sharp and the styling treatments are so good that most new generation buyers would enjoy buying one.

The Elantra Sport uses a set of unique design elements to set it apart from the base model. One noticeable change is the front grille which has been fully blacked out. The horizontal LED lights adorn the front fascia which is combined with unique alloy wheels, dual exhaust ports and a headlight cluster.

On the inside, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport features a flat bottom steering wheel. The particular design has been considered comfortable by most which is why the brand decided to go for it in a sporty model. The sporty variant is carried out in the form of the red accents used in the seats and the logo Sport has been duly embroidered in the back of the seats to showcase its exclusivity.

A 1.6-liter turbo four rated engine is used to power up the Elantra Sport model. It is capable of delivering a total of 200 horsepower combined with 190 lb feet of torque. The powertrain is mated to a six speed manual transmission engine. Buyers have the option to upgrade their model to a dual clutch seven speed automatic gearbox if they like to. Instead of the torsion beam setup used in the SE and ECO models, Hyundai has opted for an independent rear suspension system with the Elantra Sport.

“The Elantra Sport stands proof stands proof to the work our team has put into it. We wanted to create a compelling vehicle which syncs with what our buyers want and the best the engineering team could deliver. The Sport will be a worthy addition,”commented Mike Evanoff during the release.

Whenever Hyundai stepped into the enthusiastic market, they have had very little response from the buyers. The 2017 Elantra Sport is supposed to change it for the company for good. More details on its pricing and release date will be out on a later date.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Gets an Official Price Tag and its Cheaper

The pricing may not have a huge difference but even $100 makes a difference, especially when Hyundai managed to make their 2017 Elantra cheaper than its outgoing 2016 model.

The Elantra is one of the most successful launches by Hyundai and it has been enjoying consistent sales throughout the years. In other words, it’s a sure shot for the automobile manufacturer. They are in a position to create the same model every year, but make it new and add unique features to differentiate it with the outgoing version.

It looks like they have done it once again with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, which is priced at $17,985, which is a nice $100 less than the 2016 model. The pricing includes delivery charges within the country which sweetens the deal further. The manufacturer has not only made the base variant of the car cheaper, but has also reduced the pricing of the trim line variants so that they are affordable to most buyers.

Buyers looking to go with the Elantra SE and opt for the equipment package will be paying $200 lesser than the 2016 model. It’s another coup for the company, because when they are upgrading a model with better features, keeping the pricing lower than the existing one is a tough call. Hyundai has somehow managed to accomplish it.

In the package, the buyers will receive an entertainment package including a huge 7-inch display, a rear view camera that makes parking easy, and the car will also be fully compatible with Android Auto as well as Apple Car Play.

In order to make the car safer on the road, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is equipped with a rearview mirror, automatic braking, collision safety and other add-ons. With so many safety stuff integrated into it, the car obviously got the best ratings from multiple boards including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

With a decreased price tag and plenty of features added to it, the brand has captured the spot, which is adored by most buyers who seek value for their investment. If things go as planned, Hyundai might experience another amazing sales run with their next gen Elantra and pave the way for further success of its models.

The company is also planning to launch multiple other variants, including hybrids and electric cars. The upcoming motor show is expected to be the venue for new launches and concept cars from Hyundai.

2017 Hyundai Elantra has its Eyes on the Future

From every perspective, the sixth gen edition, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is an amazing vehicle in terms of looks and design aesthetics.

The company has already tasted ample success in making the Elantra popular among the crowd. It was officially unveiled at the Los Angeles auto show held this year and is all set for a grand public launch. The design assets start right with the grille which is in the shape of a trapezoid. The large grille will definitely make heads turn and it must have been a tough decision for the makers at Hyundai to make. But, somehow they have managed to come out of the conventional circle and opt for an unconventional design.

On the interiors, the Elantra resembles the Sonata a light. For any newcomer, it might be difficult to find the differences between both cars as they share a similar dashboard, seat spacing and infotainment system. The large touchscreen is a boon for people who love to enjoy the most out of the entertainment when on the move. It also allows the rider to control the climate, adjust settings and so on. Sonata did it best by allowing the driver to easily reach everything and Elantra follows the success model without experimenting much.

The aggressive redesigning on the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is evident in the side bolsters, the front seats and the luggage room the car offers. While the designers have opted for an extremely conservative approach in retaining some of the most important design elements, they have gone completely evolutionary with other parts of the car.

It is a mixed bag of goodies that the next gen Elantra wants to offer its customers. The new wave of cars is coming and it is going to be an important year for the automobile industry as most of them are moving towards hybrids, plug-in models. Major brands have confirmed that they are going to launch electric cars of their own. It might be at least two to three years before we could see them in action but that’s not a long way to go.

Tesla has already paved the way for electric cars and the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is another good example of how electric hybrids could be made. BMW is in the line, joined by Audi, Porsche and plenty of others, including some surprising entrants. They may not only make electric vehicles, but also make them autonomous in the following years.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Debuts in Korea with More Powerful Engine and Better Design

While many expected the 2017 Hyundai Elantra to have its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show which kick starts on September 15, the Korean brand confirmed it in an announcement a week earlier, in its native country.

A new compact sedan, under the name Avante, will make a debut and Hyundai showcased what fans can expect from their new vehicle and we must say we are excited.

The sixth generation of the compact sedan offers a better design overall, with the company installing a new, hexagonal grille up front, accompanied by narrower headlights. Other notable design changes include the wide taillights, as well as rear windshield and raked C-pillars. The low hood profile is just the cherry on the icing. The result is a sportier, more aggressive look of the Elantra that looks very similar to the Genesis. The 2017 Elantra is 1 inch wider than the previous version and 0.8 inches longer, providing more space inside the vehicle.

Inside, the company has installed the new horizontally oriented dash which we previously saw in the new Hyundai Sonata. The center features a large display and several rows of control buttons below the display. New tech goodies making their way to the Elantra include autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Hyundai will offer the 2017 Elantra with three different engines. The entry model is a 1.6-liter four cylinder engine with direct injection system producing 130hp. There will also be a 1.6-liter diesel engine. The top of the class will be a 2.0-liter engine with Atkinson-cycle system producing 147hp. The Elantra will be offered with three different transmission options, depending on what engine you choose. The basic is a six speed manual gearbox, but there is also a six-speed automatic gearbox and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission available.

We mentioned that the 2017 Hyundai Elantra will come with a bevy of new tech goodies and most of them will focus on safety and security. Among the many electronic driver aids we see forward collision warning and automatic high-beams. With so many safety features, the 2017 Elantra will be among the more secure sedans, even at a bargain compact price.

The US version of the Elantra will debut during the Los Angeles motor show scheduled for late November, and we expect the car to hit dealerships in early 2016.