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2021 Hyundai Elantra Caught Inside the Factory

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Hyundai officially launched its all-new 2021 Elantra and Elantra Hybrid at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood with a special event and this marked the world debut of the latest version of the popular compact sedan. While that the Korean-spec (known as Avante) has caught inside Hyundai facilities in Ulsan.

The pictures corresponds to the production of the first units, probably made for media event purposes and test drives. Looks like Hyundai is returning to what we have seen on the Sonata YF, a very succesful mid-sized sedan. These are the highlights for the 2021 Elantra:

  • An all-new seventh-generation Elantra compact sedan with new vehicle platform.
  • Longer wheelbase, wider stance, lower roofline.
  • 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.
  • 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.

“While some manufacturers no longer see the value in the car side of the business, we’re doubling down by offering an all-new model with both gas and hybrid powertrains,” said Brian Smith, chief operating officer, Hyundai Motor America. “We’ve sold more than 3.4 million Elantras here in the U.S. and more than 13.8 million worldwide, and the new, captivating look is going to bring excitement to a whole new generation of buyers. Then once inside, they’re going to love all of the progressive features.”

The all-new Elantra is a compact sedan that the next generation wants to drive. It is for customers that are pragmatic and sensible yet disruptive and always questioning traditions. This daring and non-conforming mindset is evident in the progressive and exciting Elantra. It provides a better mobility experience as Hyundai becomes the “Smart Mobility Solution Provider” of the future.

Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Kia & Hyundai. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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