Hyundai designers simplified the Elantra’s look for the newest generation aiming to be roomier and more redefined. The 2017 Elantra might not be everything you want, but it’s got everything you need. The latest model is longer and wider than its predecessor, with a hexagonal griller, slimmer headlights and a roomier interior. Overall size only expands slightly: length grows 0.8 inches to 179.9 inches, width increases an inch to 70.9 inches, and the wheelbase remains 106.3 inches.
Elantra’s interior features a modern driver-oriented design that is adjusted for spontaneous control, improved interior spaciousness, high-quality materials and finest technology features. To create an inviting and comfortable interior environment for all passengers, the up-to-date interior design assimilates best soft-touch materials in key touch points and high-tech details. Besides it features a more horizontal layout with metallic trim that runs across the dashboard. A seven-inch Display Audio system includes a rear view camera, and an eight-inch setup also has navigation. Both support Android Auto. A 4.2-inch color TFT LCD instrument display for developed driver visibility and functionality. There is a segment-first integrated memory system for the power driver seat and side mirrors, dual automatic temperature control with auto defogging system and auto-dimming rear view mirror further improve driving relaxation, along with advanced ergonomic front seats. The front seats feature high-tension lightweight seat frames for improved performance against collisions, and a multi-firmness seat pad to help reduce driver fatigue over long distances. The 2017 Elantra is made with more high-strength steel (53 percent), which increases chassis rigidity (29.5-percent stiffer torsional rigidity and 25.3-percent greater bending strength), helps improve NVH, and reduces overall weight, according to Hyundai. The suspension has been redesigned for improved ride comfort, handling, and stability.
The exterior design of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra isn’t revolutionary, but it makes for a sportier, more attractive car. Elantra sedan brags an all-new exterior design that, unsurprisingly, borrows heavily from the larger Sonata. The thick, horizontal bars in the large new grille set the tone of the more straight-edged design, which make the car look bigger. In fact, it is an inch wider but only fractionally longer, while the wheelbase again spans 106.3 inches. Taking the passenger and cargo volumes together, the EPA classifies the Elantra as a mid-size car, like the Honda Civic and the Toyota Corolla. Elantra features a sleek body side character line that highlights a sweeping side window silhouette and striking side profile. 2017 Elantra is going to offer eight exterior colors, five of which are new to the model. Elantra’s overall length has increased by just under an inch and its proportions are further enhanced by increasing its width by 1.0-inches, presenting a more athletic stance and stable appearance.
Structural reinforcements to the front chassis will improve performance in a collision, plus seven airbags are standard and include a driver’s knee airbag. An available collision warning system alerts the driver of an upcoming collision and autonomously brakes when needed. The Elantra also has available adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
Finally this new Elantra carries on all of the things that have made it so popular while continuing to improve the points that the critics didn’t like during the prior generation.