Hyundai launched the last generation of the Elantra on 17th March, 2020 at The Lot Studio in West Hollywood. Recently, the South Korean giant released a two and a half minute, high-energy, immersive video that captures the highlights of the World Premiere of 2021 Elantra. Compared to its predecessor, the 2021 Elantra is bigger in size. The increase in dimensions leads to improved leg space, particularly for occupants seated at the rear. The new model is based on the all-new K3 platform.
Cosmetically, 2021 Hyundai Elantra gets a pretty bold design. The front fascia flaunts a wide cascading grille with the trademark parametric-jewel pattern and slanted LED headlights. It also gets taillamps that are angled and merged into one LED strip with the Elantra badge sitting directly below. At the side, it gets triangular lines that give the car a bold aggressive look. The overall profile of the vehicle now slopes downwards, giving it a fastback roofline. The sedan also gets 17-inch machine-cut alloy wheels.
As for interior features, the sedan gets two 10.25 inch touchscreens that contain both the navigation and digital gauge cluster, a wireless charging dock, and Hyundai’s new “Digital Key” technology that allows Elantra to be unlocked. The cabin boasts of 64-color customizable ambient lighting. Other highlighted features include ventilated front seats, 10-way adjustable electric driver seat, lumbar support adjustment, heated rear seats, and a premium 8-speaker Bose audio system.
Hyundai has equipped the 2021 Elantra with a plethora of safety features thus emphasizing their latest Hyundai SmartSense technology. The features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Smart Cruise Control, and Blind Spot Collision Warning.
Under the skin, it gets two engine options. A Smartstream G1.6 petrol that will come with a 6-speed manual gearbox along with CVT as an option and an LPI 1.6 LPG that will come with 6-speed automatic transmission.