2017 Hyundai Elantra Wins Biggest Bang for the Buck Award

All-New, Value-Packed Elantra Recognized by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association at the 34th Annual Atlanta International Auto Show

ATLANTA, GA., March 18, 2016 – The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra received the Biggest Bang for the Buck Award from the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA). Presented during GAAMA’s annual Auto Show Awards during the 34th Annual Atlanta International Auto Show, the Elantra received praise for its standard safety features, class-leading technologies and its incredible value proposition.

2017 Hyundai Elantra

“The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra convinced the GAAMA Auto Show jurors as the most deserving vehicle for the Biggest Bang for the Buck Award for its overall value that includes segment-first features, class-leading safety technologies and improved efficiency,” said Eileen Falkenberg-Hull, GAAMA Jury Member and Automotive Minute columnist with The Business Journals. “The new Elantra is a major leap forward from its predecessor, yet is priced $100 less, helping Elantra come out on top.”

At the 34th annual Atlanta International Auto Show, members of GAAMA walked the floor of the Georgia World Congress Center to preview more than 400 new import and domestic cars, light trucks, vans, crossovers and sport utility vehicles on display. Judges chose winners for GAAMA’s 2016 Auto Show Awards in seven categories.

“This recognition from GAAMA distinguishes the 2017 Elantra from the highly competitive compact sedan segment for its strong value proposition that includes all-new efficient powertrains for improved fuel economy, better ride quality and noise insulation and segment-first premium conveniences,” said Brandon Ramirez, senior group manager, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Hyundai continues to offer value-packed quality vehicles and this award is a testament we are delivering on that commitment.”

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra, now available in dealerships, sports a bold aerodynamic design with a comprehensive suite of safety features, modern interior styling with class-above features and user-friendly technologies. Starting at $17,150, the new Elantra is priced $100 less than the award-winning model it replaces.

For more information on the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA) Auto Show award winners, visit DriveATL.org.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.

All-New 2017 Hyundai Elantra Makes its Debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show

New Elantra Combines Striking Styling, Segment-First Features and Advanced Safety Technologies

LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2015Hyundai today reveals its all-new 2017 Elantra at the Los Angeles Auto Show. As one of Hyundai’s all time best-selling models, the new Elantra enters its sixth-generation building on the momentum and success of its proven award-winning formula and strong value proposition by offering a bold aerodynamic design with sophisticated styling, all-new efficient powertrains for enhanced fuel economy, better ride quality and noise insulation, and comprehensive safety with class-above features.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Front Exterior

Assembled in both Montgomery, Alabama and Ulsan, South Korea, the new Elantra distinguishes itself from the compact car class with the addition of segment-first premium convenience and safety technologies, and is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2017 Elantra will arrive at Hyundai dealers in January.

STRIKING EXTERIOR DESIGN
The new Elantra projects confidence with sculpted body forms complemented by smoothly contoured lines that reveal the underlying inspiration of Hyundai designers. Inspired by the concept of dynamic precision, Elantra’s architecture was a perfect platform for collaboration between Hyundai designers and engineers to blend advanced styling with functional aerodynamics.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Driver Side

From the front, the new Elantra is defined by Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille that projects a distinctive character when combined with its modern lighting signatures, including available HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights and unique vertical LED daytime running lights, which are firsts for Elantra. Elantra’s sporty lower front fascia integrates functional front wheel air curtains, a component that is derived from the Sonata Hybrid that helps manage air flow from the front of the vehicle and around the wheels to minimize turbulence and wind resistance. In addition, underbody covers, an aerodynamic rear bumper bottom spoiler and rear decklid designed with an expanded trunk edge contribute to Elantra’s 0.27 coefficient of drag.

Elantra features a sleek bodyside character line that accentuates a sweeping side window silhouette and striking side profile. Available premium features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, all-new LED door handle approach lights, side mirror LED turn signal indicators and LED taillights with high tech graphics add a level of sophistication and detail to this class-above compact sedan. The 2017 Elantra will be offered in 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.

2017 Elantra Improved Proportions

Specification (in.) 2016 Elantra Change 2017 Elantra
Overall Length 179.1 +0.8 179.9
Overall Width 69.9 +1.0 70.9
Overall Height 56.5 56.5
Wheelbase 106.3 106.3

 

MODERN INTERIOR DESIGN
On the inside, Elantra continues to depict a modern driver-oriented design that is optimized for intuitive control, improved interior roominess, high-quality materials and premium technology features. The contemporary interior design integrates premium soft-touch materials in key touch points and high-tech details to create an inviting and comfortable interior environment for all passengers.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Interior

The wide design of the instrument panel provides a feeling of spaciousness and is available with a 4.2-inch color TFT LCD instrument display for improved driver visibility and functionality. The rest of the center stack is laid out in a horizontal design with buttons and controls placed in logical groups by function, and a slight seven degree tilt toward the driver for optimal ergonomics. Available premium convenience features such as 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 rearview mirror further enhance driving comfort, 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.

In fact, all of Elantra’s seats, covered in either cloth or available leather, are made of SoyFoam™, an environmentally friendly seating foam that substitutes petroleum based polyol with hydroxyl-functionalized soybean oil and optimizes the formulation/process to maximize mechanical performance. For added comfort and convenience, passengers enjoy available heated front and rear seats with a versatile 60/40 split-folding rear seat. Elantra also offers class-above total interior volume with improved front and rear headroom. At 110.2 cu. ft. of total interior volume, the 2017 Elantra is classified as a Midsize car by the EPA, which is a class above Mazda3, Ford Focus and some premium models.

2017 Elantra Class-Above Interior Volume

Specification (cu.ft.) 2017 Hyundai Elantra 2016 Ford Focus 2016 Mazda3 2016 Honda Civic 2016 Toyota Corolla
Passenger Volume 95.8 90.7 96.3 97.8 97.5
Cargo Volume 14.4 13.2 12.4 15.1 13.0
Total Interior Volume 110.2 103.9 108.7 112.9 110.5
EPA Size Classification Midsize Compact Compact Midsize Midsize

Premium Model Comparison

Specification (cu.ft.) 2017 Hyundai Elantra 2016 Audi A4 2016 Acura ILX
Passenger Volume 95.8 90.6 89.3
Cargo Volume 14.4 12.4 12.3
Total Interior Volume 110.2 103.0 101.6
EPA Size Classification Midsize Compact Compact

In addition to passenger comfort, improving interior cabin noise management and reducing road noise were top development priorities for Hyundai engineers. To reduce engine sound a hood insulator is equipped on the majority of Elantra models. Engineers also reduced the aperture size in the front dash panel by 25 percent, increased the thickness of the front door window glass, and added various sound absorption materials in all pillars, inner fenders and floorpan. In an effort to further improve NVH characteristics, engineers also applied plastic and rubber bushings to the front sub-frame and increased the bushings size of the lower control arm.

REFINED & RESPONSIVE CHASSIS
The 2017 Elantra is not only lighter than the outgoing model, but its rigid chassis is now reinforced with 53 percent advanced high-strength steel compared to 21 percent from the previous model, providing improved stiffness at a lower body weight. This increased utilization results in a 29.5 percent stiffer torsional rigidity and 25.3 percent greater bending strength, which bring improvements in vehicle ride and handling, quietness, durability and driving performance. Furthermore, the new Elantra increased structural adhesive application 40 times at higher stress points on the chassis and to reinforce welding areas. A component often found in aerospace applications, these structural adhesives also contribute to improved NVH and vehicle dynamics due to extra stiffness in the chassis. Hyundai engineers focused on these enhancements to develop a more rigid body structure in an effort to target top safety ratings by the IIHS and NHTSA.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Chassis

Improved ride comfort, handling and stability are achieved through Elantra’s redesigned rear suspension geometry that modifies the angle of the rear shock absorbers and changed the position of the coil springs on the coupled torsion beam axle. Additionally, an increase in rear bushing diameter helps to improve long term durability. Elantra’s front suspension uses an optimally designed McPherson strut with coil springs and gas shock absorbers along with a front stabilizer bar to help reduce body roll when cornering. The standard Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system instantly adjusts to changing driving conditions for greater precision and steering feel while improving fuel economy. Increased caster provides safe and reliable steering feedback at highway speeds.

NEW EFFICIENT POWERTRAINS
For 2017, the new Elantra receives two all-new powertrains designed for improved fuel efficiency and everyday drivability performance. The standard engine available on the base SE and Limited trim is a 2.0-liter Nu MPI Atkinson four-cylinder engine producing a peak 147 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 132 lb. ft. of torque at 4,500 rpm (estimated). This Atkinson cycle-type engine reduces pumping loss by delaying the close timing of the intake valve in the compression stroke, therefore maximizing the expansion ratio – it is the only Atkinson cycle engine to be combined with multi-port injection in the compact class. This greater expansion ratio is made more efficient by allowing additional energy to be produced. Furthermore, this engine features a high compression ratio of 12.5.

Other enhancements include intermediate valve cam phasing that increases the operational range of the intake valves and helps to reduce pumping loss. High energy ignition coils are also adopted to increase combustion efficiency through increasing spark intensity. A new electronically controlled thermostat decreases pumping energy and allows the thermostat to open at a higher temperature. Finally, piston cooling jets are added to cool down the piston by spraying oil at the lower position of the piston resulting in knock stability and fuel economy improvements. All of this results in up to a 2.2 percent increase in efficiency for optimized fuel economy, and an anticipated 29 city / 38 highway / 33 combined mpg (internal estimate for 6-A/T).

This 2.0-liter Nu four-cylinder engine is paired with either a standard six-speed manual transmission (available only on the SE trim) or Elantra’s next generation six-speed automatic transmission. The new automatic transmission helps deliver dynamic performance with an overall 3.3 percent increase in efficiency for optimized fuel economy. A new valve body improves gear shift responsiveness and control, while an optimization in oil pump size aids in improving operating efficiency. A multi-clutch torque converter is also a new addition that allows more control over lock-up. Finally, rolling resistance and friction are minimized by adopting double angular ball bearings.

The second powertrain is an all-new 1.4-liter Kappa turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine equipped on the Elantra Eco trim, available in Spring 2016. This engine produces 128 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and a robust 156 lb-ft. of torque at a low 1,400 ~ 3,700 rpm and will be mated to an EcoShift seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The Eco trim is projected to achieve an unsurpassed estimated 35 mpg combined rating based on internal testing.

2017 Hyundai Elantra GDI HP

Other features of the 1.4L turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine include an integrated cylinder head and exhaust manifold that improves fuel economy 5~7% at higher engine speeds. An optimized straight intake port increases tumble flow for fast combustion, suppressing knock tendency and improving fuel economy. The turbocharger is a single scroll design with an electric wastegate actuator. The optimized turbine and compressor employs a sophisticated scavenging strategy that improves low-end torque and response, while the electric wastegate actuator improves low-end torque and part-load fuel economy by reducing back pressure. Finally, the high pressure fuel injectors have six individually sized laser drilled holes to optimize the fuel spray pattern.

Both engines feature a multitude of friction-reducing and cooling components and high efficiency engineering features designed to enhance fuel economy and maximize performance. In addition, all Elantra trims are equipped with the new Drive Mode Select feature that adjusts both powertrain performance and steering effort, allowing the driver to customize the driving character by selecting from three modes: Eco, Normal or Sport, simply by touching a button on the center console.

COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY
In addition to the strengthened chassis, the 2017 Elantra makes structural improvements to the front side members that are now a hexagonal design and the dash-to-cowl connection has also been reinforced. The front apron to the A-pillar now features a straight and continuous load path and has hot stamping applied on the front side rear lower member. B-pillar assemblies feature partial softening hot stamping that start with a reinforcement section (150kgf grade) and then transition into a softening section (100kgf grade) to help absorb side impact. The rear doors also feature dual impact beams. A seven airbag system is standard, including a new driver’s knee airbag, along with Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Traction Control, ABS and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The 2017 Elantra is expected to receive an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and NHTSA 5-star safety rating.

New for 2017, the Elantra also offers a wide array of advanced safety technologies, often reserved for luxury cars, to provide another defensive safety layer for its passengers beyond the standard safety system. Available Automatic Emergency Braking with class-exclusive Pedestrian Detection is a technology that utilizes both the front forward facing radar and camera through sensor fusion to detect a vehicle or pedestrian, and warn the driver of a potential collision. If the driver does not react to avoid the impact, the system will apply emergency braking.

Additional Elantra-first safety technologies include available Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist, and a rearview camera, now with dynamic guidance. Lane Keep Assist uses a forward-facing camera to detect lane markings and will alert the driver if the vehicle drifts outside the lane without signaling. The system will apply corrective steering assistance if necessary, and is another active safety tool to assist Elantra drivers and help prevent accidents.

INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES
The 2017 Elantra truly advances ahead of the compact car class with innovative technology that enhances driver confidence and convenience, without the premium price. Elantra’s segment-exclusive hands-free Smart Trunk, allows Elantra drivers to conveniently open the trunk if their hands are full by simply approaching the rear of the vehicle with the key fob in a purse or pocket. An audible beep will sound three times, and the trunk will automatically open, making it easy to place items in the cargo area.

The new Elantra enhances the driver experience with available all new Dynamic Bending Light and Smart Cruise Control technology. Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) works in tandem with the HID headlights, so they turn-in with the direction of the steering wheel for better nighttime visibility and safety, while the additional High Beam Assist feature automatically dims the high beams when approaching vehicles are detected. Elantra’s Smart Cruise Control (SCC) makes highway and long distance driving more comfortable. Using a radar sensor mounted on the lower front grille, the SCC system maintains a set distance from the vehicle ahead in varied traffic conditions by automatically adjusting vehicle speed as needed.

ADVANCED CONNECTIVITY AND MULTIMEDIA
All Elantras come standard with iPhone®/USB and auxiliary input jacks and SiriusXM® satellite radio. New for 2017, the Elantra features two advanced infotainment systems beyond the base audio system that perfectly cater to the digitally connected – an available 7.0-inch Display Audio touchscreen system with rearview camera, and Hyundai’s next-generation 8.0-inch navigation system. Both multimedia systems are equipped with Android Auto for seamless and intuitive operation of the most commonly used smartphone functions including app-based navigation, streaming audio, voice-controlled search capabilities, plus any approved smartphone apps. Since smartphone integration requires a wired connection to the vehicle, Elantra provides an available second USB port for charging – the first application on a Hyundai vehicle.

2017 Hyundai Elantra Navigation System

The advanced 8.0-inch navigation system features an enhanced display with improved touch sensitivity for touch and drag control, increased screen brightness for better daytime visibility, and a split-screen display showing map and music data. Both SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio® Technology are standard on this system. For additional convenience and connectivity, navigation-equipped Elantras offer pre-loaded apps, voice control functions, and premium SiriusXM features.

  • Pandora® capability
  • Real-time SiriusXM® Travel Link® three-month trial period, including traffic, weather, sports, stocks, fuel prices, even movie times, multi-cultural channels and presets recording capability
  • SiriusXM® Tune Start – plays current song from the beginning when tuning into a preset channel
  • “Eyes Free” Siri integration –voice control function to prevent driver distraction

For the first time, Elantra also will offer an eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system, including a center speaker and subwoofer. Furthermore, music lovers will appreciate Hyundai’s first application of Harman’s patented Clari-Fi™ music restoration technology. Clari-Fi™ analyzes digital audio files during playback and automatically rebuilds much of what was lost in the compression process. This delivers a musical experience closer to the artists’ original intent, with increased dynamic range for enhanced realism, and improved overall fidelity.

NEXT-GENERATION BLUE LINK®
The 2017 Elantra offers the next-generation Hyundai Blue Link system with enhanced safety, service and infotainment telematics. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start w/ Climate Control, Destination Search powered by Google®, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, and Stolen Vehicle Recovery. Blue Link can be easily accessed from the buttons on the rearview mirror, the web or via smartphone app. Some of these features can even be controlled via the latest Android Wear™ and new Apple Watch™ smartwatch offerings.

Blue Link is offered in three service packages: Connected Care & Remote is available on all models and Guidance is available on Navigation-equipped models. 2017 Elantras equipped with Blue Link offer one year of complimentary Blue Link Connected Care.

Connected Care package (complimentary for 1-year):

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Maintenance Alerts
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
  • Service Link
  • Blue Link App (smartphone, smartwatch)
  • On-Demand Diagnostics
  • Driving Information

Remote package:

  • Remote Start with Climate Control
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder via Mobile App
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery/Slowdown/Immobilization
  • Vehicle Safeguard Alerts:
    • Geo-Fence
    • Valet Alert
    • Speed/Curfew Alert

Guidance package (Navigation-equipped models):

  • Destination search powered by Google®
  • Destination Send-to-Car by Google®

More details on specific Blue Link-equipped vehicles available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.

Hyundai Motor Holds World Premiere of All-new Elantra in Korea

  • Hyundai Motor’s best-selling model evolves with innovative design
  • Award-winning compact sedan inspires driver confidence with enhanced performance and stable handling
  • Class-leading convenience and safety features are tailored to customer needs

September 9, 2015 – Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, today unveiled the ‘All-new Elantra (named Avante in Korea)’, a sophisticated evolution of the brand’s long-established compact sedan. Now in its sixth generation, the model builds on its global popularity by introducing a dynamic and sleek appearance, underlining its status and unique presence within the highly competitive compact-size sedan segment.

World Premiere All New Hyundai Elantra

With class-defining interior and exterior features, the refined style elements reflect Hyundai Motor’s evolving design philosophy. This vision incorporates a dynamic precision in exterior design that complements the new model’s comfortable, contemporary and sporty feel. The large hexagonal grille is paired with slim and sporty headlights for an energetic look, while its clean surfaces build on the active stance of the All-new Elantra.

“The Elantra has set forth new standards for global compact-size sedans in each generation. With the pursuit to achieve world’s best technology, the newly introduced All-new Elantra was developed with concerted efforts of all our employees at Hyundai Motor,” said Woong-Chul Yang, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group’s R&D Center during the All-new Elantra launch ceremony in Namyang R&D Center, the heart of Hyundai Motor’s global R&D network and birthplace of all Hyundai cars, today.

“The All-new Elantra incorporating Hyundai Motor’s full capacity will not only provide innovative experiences and values to customers worldwide but also lay the foundation to regain momentum amidst difficulties surrounding the automobile industry,” added Yang.

The All-new Elantra aims to build on the model’s proud heritage while setting new standards as a world-class compact-size sedan. The new model is 20 millimeters longer and 25 millimeters wider than the previous-generation Elantra, delivering a spacious interior comparable with that of the segment above. The body structure has been designed to boost durability and rigidity, incorporating 32% more advanced high-strength steel compared to the original Elantra.

The new car also takes a leap forward with a number of class-leading convenience and safety features. An Integrated Memory Seat (IMS) enhances driver comfort, while Smart Trunk allows easy loading as it opens automatically when the Smart key-holder approaches. In addition, new class-leading suite of safety technologies includes Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), High Beam Assist (HBA), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

For added refinement, the All-new Elantra’s premium-sound Harman audio system delivers delightful sound quality, with eight speakers accompanying an amplifier, located in the front-center rear package tray and in the front doors. To enhance acoustic enjoyment, a pair of front door-mounted tweeters joins each speaker located in every door.

Hyundai Motor engineers have developed efficient and effective powertrains to deliver enhanced performance for the All-new Elantra. As a result, the new model boasts impressive performance, with useable low and mid-range torque that provides exceptional drivability in all driving conditions, through either the manual or automatic gearboxes. All of these powertrain options offer high fuel efficiency and low exhaust emissions, emphasizing Hyundai Motor’s continuing commitment to improving fuel efficiency.

The Elantra name was first introduced more than 25 years ago and has sold more than 10 million units in that time. It has won numerous awards and accolades including ‘2012 North American Car of the Year’, ‘2012 South African Car of the Year’ and ‘Highest ranked in compact car segment for initial quality’ in 2014 according to J.D. Power and Associates. Each of the previous five generations of the car have contributed to its rising popularity and today it remains one of Hyundai Motor’s best-selling models.

It is not only through great design that the All-new Elantra improves on its predecessors. The compact sedan’s power output, fuel-efficiency, comfort and safety features have all been upgraded, with extensive use of new technology to set a higher standard of refinement in the segment.

Hyundai Motor is expecting sales of around 50,000 units this year in Korea, with ambitions to deliver 700,000 units globally (Korea: 110,000 / Overseas: 590,000) to customers next year.

01 Key Differences: All-new Elantra vs. previous generation Elantra
Building on the success of previous generation Elantra

02 Styling
Evolved Fluidic Sculpture design styling

03 Driving Performance
Enhanced driving dynamics through chassis development

04 Safety
Body strength, high crash performance and comprehensive safety features

05 Convenience Features
Driver-oriented convenience features and advanced technologies

06 Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)
Low levels of NVH

07 Powertrains
Smooth, powerful and economical powertrains

08 Technical Specifications
Technical details of All-new Elantra

* Product specifications and options available may vary by region

1. Key Differences: All-new Elantra vs. previous generation Elantra

  • Refined design based on Fluidic Sculpture philosophy
  • Innovation in fundamentals, building on previous generations’ successes
  • High-quality interior providing space of segment above
  • Slim and sporty headlights
  • Redesigned wheel arches enhance dynamic stance
  • Driver-focused ergonomic interior layout
  • Integrated Memory Seat (IMS)
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Hands-free Smart Trunk
  • Premium sound system (Harman)

2. Styling

The All-new Elantra is the latest model to employ Hyundai Motor’s characteristic design philosophy, which embraces the company’s ‘Modern Premium’ brand direction and is evident in the All-new Elantra’s dynamic and refined form. The result is unique beauty both inside and outside of the car.

The All-new Elantra preserves the essence of the previous car’s well-received aesthetics, while giving greater emphasis to simple and harmonious design. The All-new Elantra expresses modernity through easy-to-understand and pleasing design fundamentals, visible in the rich visuotactile colors, materials and premium levels of finish.

Exterior Design

The front of the All-new Elantra uses expressive features to portray its refined character. A large
single-frame hexagonal grille is flanked by slim and sporty headlights, flowing into the sculpted body panels. A low and wide proportion was achieved by lowering the head lamp and positioning it in the far end of the left and right corner.

The car’s clean, sleek and refined surfaces build on the active stance of the All-new Elantra. Hyundai Motor’s designers paid particular attention to the design of the wheel arches, with the goal of expressing the car’s dynamic road presence, helping to set the new model apart from all other vehicles on the road. The result is a sense of condensed energy immediately before a leap.

At the rear, the All-new Elantra’s unique personality is reinforced by the distinctive shining tail lights arranged within an organized and attractive horizontal line. The bold rear bumper adds the final premium touch, completing a clean, balanced design.

The distinguished range of exterior colors follow Hyundai Motor’s commitment to meeting the preferences of a wide range of customers with 10 options – ranging from subtle base colors to vibrant, stand-out shades. These colors reflect the positioning of the car as ‘comfortable, fashionable and sporty’ and outline Hyundai Motor’s ambition to change perceptions of the brand.

Interior Design

The interior has been ergonomically designed to enable intuitive operation with refined active character lines. The relaxed and comfortable atmosphere is created with neatly arranged aesthetics inherited from cars higher up the Hyundai Motor’s range such as the Genesis and Sonata. Soft-touch and high-quality materials are introduced across the cabin surfaces, creating a refined cabin ambience. Buttons on the dashboard were regrouped ergonomically according to its functions. The cockpit layout was composed focusing on driver comfort and convenience.

In addition, details added to rear air conditioner vents and inside door handles allow one to enjoy premium value never felt before in compact sedans.

Trendy colors and high-grade materials represent the company’s reinterpretation of modernity, while the four different interior colors reflect key aims of ‘comfortable, fashionable and sporty’.

The All-new Elantra has also been redesigned to focus on driver comfort. The cockpit display is angled 6.9 degrees towards the driver with an intuitive layout, while aesthetic enhancements within the crash pad and center fascia are designed to appeal to a wider range of customers. In addition, the central console has a sliding-type tray cover and armrest for complete driver convenience.

3. Driving Performance

To optimize drivability, the All-new Elantra benefits from a number of upgrades that boost ride and handling.

The suspension geometry has been redesigned to provide greater control and improve ride quality, compared to the previous model. Changes to the layout of the suspension components, including the rear shock absorber and spring positioning, are complemented by structural enhancements to strengthen the chassis. These not only bring increased ride comfort for occupants, but also make elaborate driving possible with a gentle on-center feel.

Steering feel has been further increased thanks to the improvement of the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) giving smooth, stable handling and better responses at different speeds.

Moreover, a 0.27Cd of Air Resistance Coefficient, the highest in the segment, was achieved by applying design elements that enhance aerodynamics. The Wheel Air Curtain minimized the air twisting around the wheel area during driving. Additional applications of Bumper Ribs and Undercover underneath the All-New Elantra improved aerodynamics and optimized the under-body structure, showing improvements from the previous design.

For improved durability and handling, the All-new Elantra went through extensive on-the-road and laboratory testing and circuit-based testing at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam, venue for the Formula 1 World Championship.

4. Safety

The introduction of new technologies means the All-new Elantra is one of the most comprehensively equipped vehicles in its segment when it comes to safety features.

An impressive 53 percent of the All-new Elantra’s steel is Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS), an increase of 32 percent over the previous generation model. AHSS components are used to both increase stiffness and more effectively protect passengers, helping the All-new Elantra to achieve top-class safety ratings in the company’s internal tests.

The car is fitted with an Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system, an advanced active safety feature that alerts drivers to unexpected emergency situations, braking autonomously if required. Using radar and camera sensors, AEB operates in three stages, initially warning the driver visually and acoustically, while gradually increasing the braking force. When a potential accident with the vehicle in front or a pedestrian is detected, the brakes will be activated when the vehicle is travelling faster than 10 km/h. However, the driver has to keep in mind that the system only activates under a preset speed.

For the safety and protection of drivers in oncoming vehicles, the High Beam Assist (HBA) function automatically detects an approaching vehicle and dips the All-new Elantra’s high beam headlights at night to reduce glare. When the system no longer detects a vehicle ahead, it re-activates the high beam to provide a clearer field of vision for the driver.

The Blind Spot Detector (BSD) with Lane Change Assist (LCA), using radar technology, monitors the rear corners and, if another vehicle is detected, a visual alert appears on the exterior mirrors. Then, an audible signal is emitted when the driver tries to change lanes to where the vehicle is approaching. This also applies for a lane change situation when another vehicle is approaching at high speed.

Using the BSD sensors, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) system reduces the risk of collision with approaching traffic when reversing out of narrow areas with low visibility. Using a radar to scan 180-degrees behind the vehicle for approaching cross-traffic, RCTA alerts the driver visually and acoustically.

5. Convenience Features

The All-new Elantra delivers enhanced driver convenience. The Integrated Memory Seat (IMS) remembers a driver’s preferred seating position and can return the seat to the optimal position if another driver has adjusted it.

The eye-catching supervision cluster focusing on high technology also adds to driver convenience, with pleasing illumination and a sophisticated graphic animated on the display. Furthermore, visibility is enhanced with smart instrument lighting which adds a modern ambience.

Last but not least, an innovative function to aid loading at the rear of the car is included in the All-new Elantra. Smart Trunk automatically opens the trunk when the Smart Key is within the rear bumper sensing zone over 3 seconds, saving time and effort for the driver.

6. Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH)

To create a true world-class compact-size sedan, Hyundai Motor’s engineers were set two clear
targets; reducing road noise and improving high-frequency noise in the engine when accelerating to a more linear engine sound by fine tuning NVH. Re-engineered windscreen wipers that are carefully positioned dramatically reduce road and wind noise in the cabin, while the thickened door glass significantly reduces noise penetration.

The dedication to improve NVH even extends to new rear-wheel guard materials, highlighting Hyundai’s commitment to continually improving its products in every detail.

NVH levels (dB) for the All-new Elantra:

All-new
Elantra
Idle Steering Wheel 107
Floor 97
Acceleration Noise 75
Idle Booming 52
Road Noise (FRT/RR) 64

 

7. Powertrains

The All-new Elantra is available in a wider range of engine and transmission options to better meet the requirements and preferences of all customers.

A Nu 2.0 MPi Atkinson engine delivers maximum drivability in all driving conditions to meet the needs of customers that prefer high performance. With maximum horsepower of 149ps and torque of 18.3 kg·m, the All-new Elantra achieved strong performance comparable to that of the midsize sedan segment.

While the All-new Elantra is equipped with Diesel 1.6 VGT, 1.6 GDi and 2.0 MPi Atkinson for the Korean market, engines may vary depending on each market.

8. Technical Specifications

Engines:

Capacity (cc) Power (PS) Torque (kg.m)
1.6 GDi 1,591 132 16.4
Diesel 1.6 VGT 1,582 136 30.6
2.0 MPi Atkinson 1,999 149 18.3

Drivetrain:

Front-wheel drive

Transmissions:

Six-speed automatic, six-speed manual, seven-speed DCT (Double Clutch Transmission)*
*seven-speed DCT is available only for Diesel 1.6 VGT

Suspension and damping:

Front MacPherson strut front suspension
Rear CTBA

Steering:

Type EPS (Electric Power Steering)
Overall steering gear ratio 13.9
Steering wheel turn
(lock to lock)
2.66
Minimum turning radius 5.3 (m)

Wheels and tires:

Wheel type Tires
6.0Jx 15-inch steel / alloy wheels 195/65R15
6.5Jx 16-inch alloy wheels 205/55R16
7.0Jx 17-inch alloy wheels 225/45R17

Exterior dimensions (mm):

Overall length 4,570
Overall width 1,800
Overall height 1,440
Wheelbase 2,700
Front overhang 880
Rear overhang 990
Front tread 1,563-15″ / 1,555-16″ / 1,549-17″
Rear tread 1,572-15″ / 1,564-16″ / 1,558-17″

Interior dimensions (mm):

Front Rear
Head room 985 947
Leg room 1,073 906
Shoulder room 1,427 1,405

Capacities (liters):

Fuel tank (liters) 50
Luggage (liters) SAE: 407 / VDA: 458

* Figures stated are manufacturer’s estimates for the Korean market

About Hyundai Motor
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond. The company leads the Hyundai Motor Group, an innovative business structure capable of circulating resources from molten iron to finished cars. Hyundai Motor has eight manufacturing bases and seven design & technical centers worldwide and in 2014 sold 4.96 million vehicles globally. With almost 100,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai Motor continues to enhance its product line-up with localized models and strives to strengthen its leadership in clean technology, starting with the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle, ix35 Fuel Cell.

2016 Elantra Adds New Trim Level and More Value

New Elantra Value Edition provides $1,000 in value savings; Elantra Limited gets more standard features

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 15, 2015 – Today, Hyundai Motor America announced the 2016 Elantra, featuring product improvements and new value-focused packaging updates. Elantra continues its high value proposition as a strong choice for shoppers in this highly-competitive segment, validated by several coveted accolades over the model’s lifecycle. Elantra ranked highest in its segment for initial quality in the influential J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). It remains one of the top-shopped vehicles in the segment.

2016 Hyundai Elantra Adds New Trim Level and more Value

2016 Elantra Highlights

  • Highest ranked in Compact Car segment for initial quality according to JD Power
  • New Elantra Value Edition provides $1000 in value savings
  • Elantra Limited: Proximity key with push-button start and dual automatic temperature control now standard and provides a $600 value savings
  • Elantra Sport now equipped with standard cloth seats

For the 2016 model year, Elantra ups the value quotient by offering a new Value Edition that bundles customer-favorite features at an attractive $1,000 in value savings. In addition, the Limited model now comes with more standard features and maintains the same starting MSRP of the previous model year while Elantra Sport gets a lower starting price with the removal of standard leather and power sunroof. 2016 Elantra pricing arrives in dealerships this month with a starting MSRP of $17,250, excluding $825 freight.

2016 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition

Updates for 2016:

  • Elantra Value Edition provides a $1,000 value savings by bundling attractive features at just $550 more than an Elantra SE with the Popular Equipment Package:
    • Unique 16″ alloy wheels
    • Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
    • Leather steering wheel and shift knob
    • Proximity key w/ push button start
    • Heated front seats
    • Chrome beltline molding & aluminum entrance sills
    • Side mirror turn signals
    • Tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel
  • Elantra Limited now comes standard with proximity key with push-button start and dual automatic temperature control – and a $600 value savings
  • Elantra Sport removes standard leather seats and power sunroof for a lower starting price

HYUNDAI “FLUIDIC SCULPTURE” DESIGN

2016 Hyundai Elantra Side View

Elantra exemplifies Hyundai’s emotional “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles. “Fluidic Sculpture” considers the interplay of wind with rigid surfaces to create the illusion of constant motion. Along Elantra’s sides are flowing lines that join a strong undercut feature line starting at the front door. These lines, along with muscular wheel arches and a sleek roofline, create a memorable and spacious package. Flowing lines also lead to an aerodynamic body. The drag coefficient for the Elantra sedan line-up is an exceptionally low 0.28.

Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille and detailed swept-back headlights give Elantra a compact athletic face, emboldened by an open-mouth lower bumper, grille, L-shaped foglights and available projector headlamps with LED accents. Its athletic stance is further complemented by available 17-inch alloy wheels. Side mirrors available with integrated turn signals and LED taillights complete the distinct and premium look. The Elantra was designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, California.

POWERTRAIN
Under the hood, Elantra offers two engine choices. A 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine that outputs 145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque is standard on SE, Value Edition and Limited trims. The Elantra Sport offers a standard 2.0-liter Nu GDI engine producing 173 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm (166 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque for Elantra Sport PZEV). This engine gives 28 more horsepower (+ 19 percent) and 24 lb.-ft. of torque (+19 percent) compared to the 1.8-liter Nu engine. The engine also delivers more torque from 4,000 rpm to 5,500 rpm for impressive linear power delivery all the way to redline. The Elantra Sport with the 2.0-liter GDI engine and six-speed automatic transmission achieves an EPA estimated 24 city/35 highway/28 combined mpg. The 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic when equipped with 15 or 16-inch wheels achieves an EPA estimated 28 city/38 highway/32 combined mpg. When combined with 17-inch wheels, 1.8-liter models with the six-speed automatic achieve an EPA estimated 27 city/37 highway/31 combined mpg.

THE BENEFITS OF GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION
A shorter, more direct path of fuel delivery allows for greater control of the fuel mixture at the optimum moment, thus improving efficiency. In Elantra Sport’s 2.0-liter Nu GDI engine, fuel is injected by a camshaft-driven, high pressure pump that operates at pressures up to 2,176 psi. Direct injection also utilizes a higher than normal 11.5:1 compression ratio for increased power. The pistons are “dished” to increase combustion efficiency in the cylinder.

Key Nu Engine Components:

  • Aluminum block and head
  • Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
  • Variable Induction System (VIS)
  • Roller swing arm and Hydraulic Lash Adjusters (HLA)
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Offset crankshaft

Nu engines feature an aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners and aluminum cylinder head. They also offer Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) camshafts and hydraulic engine mounts for optimum power, efficiency and refinement. Using CVVT on both camshafts has several advantages when compared with use on just on the intake camshaft, including a two percent improvement in performance (increased volumetric efficiency), two percent improvement in fuel economy (reduced pumping loss) and a 30 percent reduction in hydrocarbon emissions. In the valvetrain, roller swing arms and hydraulic lash adjusters reduce valve driven friction to improve fuel economy one percent compared with direct valve driving. The Nu engine family also features a maintenance-free silent timing chain system to enhance durability and improve Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).

The application of a plastic two-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) versus aluminum, enables switching between long and short intake manifolds, resulting in a four percent improvement in performance. The Nu four-cylinder engine also has an offset crankshaft design that reduces friction between the piston and cylinder wall for a one percent improvement in fuel economy.

Another tool Hyundai engineers have incorporated into Elantra is an electronic throttle control. The electronic throttle control replaces the conventional cable and mechanical linkage with fast responding electronics. This system accurately controls air intake and engine torque, improving drivability, response and fuel economy.

ELANTRA VS. ITS RIVALS

2016 Elantra 2015 Civic 2015 Corolla 2015 Focus 2015 Cruze
Engine 1.8L I4 1.8L I4 1.8L I4 2.0L I4 1.8L I4
HP 145 @ 6500 143 @ 6500 132 @ 6000 160 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Specific output
(HP/Liter)
80.6 79.4 73.3 80.0 75.6
Torque 130 @ 4700 129 @ 4300 128 @ 4400 146 @ 4450 125 @ 3800
Transmission 6MT or 6AT 5MT or CVT 6MT, 4AT or CVT 5MT or 6AT 6MT or 6AT
MPG (A/T)* 28/38 30/39 27/36 26/38 22/35
MPG (M/T)* 27/37 28/36 28/37 26/36 25/36

Note: ULEV standard engines shown for all models
* EPA estimated

SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS
Elantra can be equipped with a six-speed manual (M6CF3-1) or automatic (A6GF1) transaxle with SHIFTRONIC manual control. This transmission mated to the Nu engine helps Elantra deliver improved fuel efficiency.

Elantra’s six-speed manual transmission provides crisp shifts and further optimizes engine performance. These crisp shifts are courtesy of triple-cone synchronizers for first and second gears, double-cone for third gear and single-cone for fourth, fifth and sixth gears.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS
Elantra is a “class above” when it comes to interior room, in comparison to the Honda Civic and Ford Focus. In fact, the Elantra is so roomy the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies it as a mid-size car, not a compact car like some of its key segment competitors.

Elantra’s total interior volume of 110.4 cubic feet beats the 2015 Honda Civic sedan, 2015 Chevrolet Cruze and 2015 Ford Focus. Surprisingly, it even surpasses the 2015 Nissan Maxima (110.0 cu. ft.) and VW CC (106.8 cu. ft.) in total interior volume. Ultimately, the long wheelbase allows for compact car efficiency with mid-size car comfort. An example of this is found in the long seat track, delivering best-in-class front seat legroom. Elantra’s trunk volume at 14.8 cubic feet also beats Civic, Focus and Corolla.

VOLUME COMPARISON

2015
Elantra
2015
Civic
2015
Corolla
2015
Cruze
2014
Focus
Passenger volume
(cu. ft.)
95.6 94.6 97.5 94.6 90.7
Cargo volume (cu. ft.) 14.8 12.5 13.0 15.0 13.2
Total interior volume

(cu. ft.)

110.4 107.1 110.5 109.6 103.9
EPA size
classification
Mid-size Compact Mid-size Mid-size Compact

Note: ULEV standard engines shown for all models

ELANTRA HANDLING AND STEERING
The Elantra is fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is a light weight coupled torsion beam rear suspension for enhanced steering stability and monotube shock absorbers for ride comfort. A standard 22.0 mm diameter front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll when cornering. Elantra Sport includes a 23mm front stabilizer bar along with stiffer dampers and rear springs to deliver better front roll control / stiffness and more fluid suspension action.

All Elantras have motor-driven electric power steering that adjusts instantly to changing driving conditions while improving fuel economy over a conventional steering system. A quick-ratio steering rack is used for crisp feel on turn-in. Elantra’s turning diameter of 34.8 feet is better than Corolla’s at 35.6 feet. Elantra Sport features a revised Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) setup that reduces friction and provides a quicker ratio for more responsive cornering.

Elantra SE, Value Edition and Limited Elantra Sport
Steering Rack (32 bit) Base Modified for quicker response
Stabilizer Bar (front) 22 mm 23 mm
Front Spring (kgf/mm) 2.4 2.4
Rear Spring (kgf/mm) 2.3 2.4
Dampers Base Stiffened

Elantra Limited drivers benefit from Hyundai’s Driver Selectable Steering Mode, with three operating modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport. This innovative system allows drivers to adapt steering characteristics to varying driving preferences and road conditions. Comfort mode is ideal for city and parking environments, offering the greatest ease of steering with a decrease in steering effort. Normal mode is ideal for a mix of driving conditions. Meanwhile, Sport Mode is optimized for higher-speed freeways or winding roads and decreases power steering assistance. The Driver Selectable Steering Mode not only adjusts power assistance levels in each mode, but also adjusts on-center build-up feel and steering build-up curves throughout the steering range, for a very natural and progressive feel.

WEIGHT-TO-POWER RATIO COMPARISON

Elantra delivers impressive weight efficiency and weight-to-power ratio:

Vehicle Curb Weight (lbs.) M/T Horsepower Weight-to-power ratio
Hyundai Elantra 2,773 145 19.1
Honda Civic 2,754 143 19.3
Toyota Corolla 2,800 132 21.2
Nissan Sentra 2,822 130 21.7
Ford Focus 2,907 160 18.2
Mazda3 2,854 155 18.4
Chevrolet Cruze 3,093 138 22.7
Dodge Dart 3,186 160 19.9

CHASSIS
Elantra’s widespread use of high-strength steel provides increased body stiffness at a lower body weight. High-strength steel allows the suspension to work optimally. At 2,818 pounds, the automatic transmission Elantra SE is lighter than all but one of its competitors, while offering more interior room than Focus, Cruze, Civic and Dart. This weight efficient unibody architecture allows for Elantra to achieve an EPA estimated 38 mpg highway rating, without the need for a special eco model.

MODERN, SOPHISTICATED INTERIOR

2016 Hyundai Elantra Interior

Inside the Elantra, customers will find Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, lighting, leading-edge design and craftsmanship. This approach is visible in everything from the ultra-clear instruments to the tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The seats are made of lightweight, environmentally friendly foam called SoyFoam™, where hydroxyl-functionalized and renewable soybean oil is used as a substitute for petroleum based polyol. For added comfort, heated seats are available in the front and the rear. Not only does Elantra have multiple storage areas, but it delivers usable storage capacity.

Elantra SE has a two-tone interior with a choice of either gray or beige and the all-new Value Edition includes the choice of black or tan monotone interior colors. Elantra Limited has standard leather seating surfaces available in gray, beige or black. For the 2016 model year, Elantra Sport will now come standard-equipped with cloth seats to allow for a lower MSRP. All Elantra models have a cloth-like pillar trim made of fibrous tissue and volcanic rock for a premium look and feel.

Technological refinements give Elantra a more premium feel, from its available third-generation navigation and audio technology to its thoughtfully-placed HVAC controls. The placement of the vents, controls and the height of the front center armrest deliver a higher-quality, simplified look. Providing a more upscale environment is accomplished with a slightly darker, more neutral beige interior color choice, aluminum pedals on the Sport and aluminum door sill plates on the Value Edition, Sport and Limited.

AUDIO AND NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

2016 Hyundai Elantra Center Stack

Available 4.3-inch color LCD touch screen display

Elantra is available with three audio systems. Standard is an AM/FM/SiriusXM Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with six-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks. The system also features monochrome inverse TFT LCD display to enhance visibility. An optional audio system adds an upgraded screen with a 4.3-inch color TFT LCD touch screen and rearview camera display. All systems feature enhanced voice recognition and a jukebox feature allowing the user to copy songs from a USB to the dedicated storage in the head unit. Standard iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks allow portable devices such as MP3 players to be connected via USB or 3.5mm mini-jack. Music files in iPod® / USB can be navigated and played though the factory head unit, with visual display of artist and title while also charging the device. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit.

The Elantra Sport and Elantra Limited offer an optional multifunction seven-inch touch-screen display with navigation, rear-view camera and an external 360-watt amplifier. This third-generation display features a simpler user interface, enhanced voice recognition commands and improved navigation screens. The system is more intuitive for commonly used tasks. Simple pop-up messages now appear to help pair a cell phone and the voice recognition software understands street addresses and cities all in one sentence. The route screens display speed limits and details the next three maneuvers. One or two button pushes complete most functions. The system also allows for viewing and storing of jpeg images and MP3 music files from a USB stick. The SiriusXM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the navigation unit and features channel logos, real-time NavTraffic and Data services, such as NavWeather®, Stock Ticker and Sports Ticker.

PANDORA INTERNET RADIO
Pandora internet radio is integrated into the optional multifunction seven-inch touch-screen display with navigation. The display screen has a Pandora icon for internet radio from an iPhone. Pandora can also be viewed on the display screen and songs can be given the familiar Pandora thumbs up or thumbs down. (By selecting the thumbs down icon, that particular song will never be played again.) Pandora can be connected to the head unit via a USB cable and integrates album cover art.

  • Pandora, the leading internet radio service, gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations available on a wide variety of connected devices
  • Personalized radio stations launch instantly from a single song, artist or composer “seed” and are refined to each listener’s taste through simple thumbs-up and thumbs-down feedback
  • Pandora has more than 200 million registered users and more than 70 million monthly active listeners who stream more than a billion hours every month
  • More than 80% of Pandora’s total listening hours occur via mobile and other connected devices
  • Approximately one out of every two U.S. smartphone users has listened to Pandora in the past month

Elantra owners can also get premium features such as a proximity key with push button start and immobilizer, power sunroof, one touch up/down driver’s window and leather seating surfaces. This modern, sophisticated interior is also whisper quiet.

NVH IMPROVEMENTS
Since the launch of the current generation in 2010 as a 2011 model, Elantra has undergone significant changes to help reduce cabin noise for both driver and passengers.

Features to help block engine noise:

  • New HVAC duct absorption material
  • Increased anti-vibration upper cowl pad thickness and coverage area
  • New hood insulator added to Elantra Sport and Limited
  • Raised cowl top

Features to help block road noise:

  • New higher density carpet
  • Increased anti-vibration floor pad thickness
  • Additional expandable foam in the A pillars
  • New 16-inch and 17-inch wheels for improved NVH
  • Applied full underbody cover

Features to help block combustion noise:

  • New perforated anti-vibration material in dash panel

SAFETY
Named a “2015 Top Safety Pick” by the IIHS and the holder of a NHTSA five-star overall crash safety rating, safety is at the core of Elantra’s design. Helping deliver on the mission is a suite of standard safety features such as six airbags, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control (TC) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). And when combined with features like Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), driver’s blind spot mirror and Blue Link, Elantra delivers even more safety. HAC minimizes rolling backwards on steep ascents while the blind spot mirror provides a view of the driver’s blind spot.

CONNECTED CARE AND HYUNDAI BLUE LINK®
Hyundai’s telematics services program, Connected Care, is available on 2016 Elantra Limited or Elantra Sport equipped with the Tech package. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services via the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system. Blue Link® combines safety, service and infotainment features to simplify owners’ lives, reduce stress and distracted driving.

Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technologies like Remote Vehicle Start, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and Remote Access from the Blue Link mobile application, including POI Search and Send-to-Car. Blue Link can be easily accessed from the buttons on the rearview mirror, the web and via the smartphone app.

Hyundai also provides a mobile application for the Blue Link telematics platform. This mobile app allows subscribers to remotely access various optional Blue Link features and services through compatible mobile devices. Google Android and Apple iOS users can download the app from Google Play or Apple iTunes, respectively. And for the first time, Blue Link subscribers can now use a compatible Android Wear smartwatch to access Blue Link without reaching for their phone.

Blue Link is an innovative telematics solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, service and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three service packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance:

Connected Care package (complimentary for 1-year):

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Report
  • Maintenance Alert
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
  • Recall Advisor
  • Service Link

Remote package:

  • Remote Vehicle Start
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder via Mobile App
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery/Slowdown/Immobilization
  • Geofence
  • Valet Alert
  • Speed/Curfew Alert
  • Panic Notification
  • Alarm Notification

Guidance package:

  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Service
  • POI Search by advanced voice recognition system
  • POI Web Search and Download
  • Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Condition
  • Traffic
  • Gas Station Locations and Gas Prices
  • Restaurant Ratings
  • Eco-Coach
  • Weather

More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Elantra Surpasses 10 Million Units in Global Sales

First Hyundai Vehicle to Reach Historic Milestone

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014Hyundai’s award-winning Elantra, also known as Avante in other parts of the world, recently sold its 10 millionth unit globally. Elantra is Hyundai’s first model, and one of only 10 cars in the history of the auto industry, to reach 10 million sales. Elantra was launched 24 years ago in 1990 and was able to reach this mark by selling an average of 420,000 per year or approximately 1,100 a day.

Hyundai Elantra Surpasses 10 Million in Global Sales

In the U.S. market, Elantra won the prestigious North American Car of the Year award in 2012 and is built at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery, Ala. Along with Sonata, Elantra is Hyundai’s volume leader, helping Hyundai set a U.S. sales record in each of the past four years.

“Reaching this historic mark is a testament to Elantra’s staying power and the global appeal of a vehicle that delivers design, functionality and performance,” said Bob Pradzinski, vice president of National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. “As a company it also shows our ability to quickly adapt to changing consumer preferences and continue to push the compact car segment with features once reserved for luxury vehicles.”

The current version of Elantra continues its high value proposition as a strong choice in the highly-competitive compact car segment. This has been validated by several coveted accolades over the model’s lifecycle, including ranking the highest in its segment for initial quality in the influential J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). Elantra is also the three-time recipient (2011, 2012 and 2013) of the ALG Residual Value Awards and remains one of the top-shopped vehicles in the segment.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

2015 Elantra Brings Feature-Packed Value to Shoppers

2015 ELANTRA BRINGS FEATURE-PACKED VALUE TO SHOPPERS

The Hyundai Elantra returns for the 2015 model year with new features and packaging updates to give shoppers even more value and style. The award-winning compact continues its high value proposition as a strong choice in this highly-competitive segment, validated by several coveted accolades over the model’s lifecycle, including ranking the highest in its segment for initial quality in the influential J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS). Elantra is also the recipient of multiple ALG Residual Value Awards and remains one of the top-shopped vehicles in the segment.

2015 Hyundai Elantra Side Exterior

2015 Elantra Highlights

  • Highest ranked in Compact Car segment for initial quality according to JD Power
  • Elantra SE: New Style Package, providing a $400 value savings
  • Elantra Sport: New Tech Package
  • Elantra Limited Tech Package becomes Ultimate Package, providing a $350 savings over the previous model year Tech Package
  • New color availability

For the 2015 model year, Elantra shoppers get the choice of additional packaging options and updated colors across the line-up. The performance-oriented Elantra Sport gets a new optional Tech Package, while Elantra SE adds a new Style Package offering savings adding up to $400 in value. Similarly, the Limited Ultimate Package offers $350 in savings over the previous model year Limited Tech Package with the same content. 2015 Elantra pricing starts at $17,250, excluding $810 freight.

The 2015 Elantra continues to benefit from the exterior and interior styling updates introduced last year along with the addition of the 2.0-liter Nu GDI inline four-cylinder engine standard in Elantra Sport. Revised steering, handling and a focus on reduced wind, engine and road noise enhance the Elantra all around. Its dynamic exterior styling evokes a stable, balanced and expressive look. Inside the cabin, a premium interior with the latest technology provides an upscale environment for both driver and passengers.

Updates for 2015:

Packaging

    • NEW: Elantra SE Style Package (Requires SE Popular Equipment Package) – provides a $400 value savings and is fitted with black cloth seating exclusive to the SE trim

 

      • Power tilt and slide sunroof
      • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
      • Projector headlights with LED accents
      • Chrome beltline molding
      • Aluminum entrance sills (front doors)

 

    • NEW: Elantra Sport Tech Package (requires Sport AT)
      • 7-inch touchscreen navigation system
      • 360-watt Premium audio with external digital amp
      • Blue Link telematics

 

  • Elantra Limited Ultimate Package, provides a $350 savings over the previous model year Tech Package with same content
  • Elantra SE Popular Equipment Package adds driver’s one-touch auto up window

Colors

    • Elantra SE and Limited add new colors
      • Quartz White Pearl
      • Symphony Silver
      • Lakeside Blue
      • Shale Gray Metallic

 

  • Elantra Sport adds a new color: Monaco White

HYUNDAI “FLUIDIC SCULPTURE” DESIGN

Elantra exemplifies Hyundai’s emotional “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles. “Fluidic Sculpture” considers the interplay of wind with rigid surfaces to create the illusion of constant motion. Along Elantra’s sides are Sonata’s flowing lines, with the addition of a strong undercut feature line starting at the front door. These lines, along with muscular wheel arches and a sleek roofline, create a memorable and spacious package. Flowing lines also lead to an aerodynamic body. The drag coefficient for the Elantra sedan line-up is an exceptionally low 0.28 that compares to Toyota’s most slippery, dedicated fuel economy version of Corolla, the LE Eco.

Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille and detailed swept-back headlights give Elantra a compact athletic face, emboldened by an open-mouth lower bumper, grille, L-shaped foglights and available projector headlamps with LED accents. Its athletic stance is further complemented by 15-, 16- or 17-inch wheels. Side mirrors available with integrated turn signals and LED rear taillights complete the distinct and premium look. Elantra was designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, Calif.

POWERTRAIN

Under the hood, the Elantra offers two engine choices. A 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine that outputs 145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque is standard on SE and Limited trims. The Elantra Sport, introduced for the 2014 model year, offers a standard 2.0-liter Nu GDI engine producing 173 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 154 lb.-ft. of torque at 4700 rpm (166 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque for Elantra Sport PZEV). This adds 28 more horsepower (+ 19 percent) and 24 lb.-ft. of torque (+19 percent) compared to the 1.8-liter Nu engine. The engine also delivers more torque – from 4,000 rpm to 5,500 rpm for impressive linear power delivery all the way up to redline. The Elantra Sport with the 2.0-liter GDI engine and six-speed automatic transmission achieves an EPA estimated 24 city/35 highway/28 combined mpg. The 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic when equipped with 15 or 16-inch wheels achieves an EPA estimated 28 city/38 highway/32 combined mpg. When combined with 17-inch wheels, 1.8-liter models with the six-speed automatic achieve 27 city/37 highway/31 combined mpg.

THE BENEFITS OF GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION

A shorter, more direct path of fuel delivery allows for greater control of the fuel mixture at the optimum moment, thus improving efficiency. The fuel is injected by a camshaft-driven, high pressure pump that operates at pressures up to 2,176 psi. Direct injection also utilizes a higher than normal 11.5:1 compression ratio for increased power. The pistons are “dished” to increase combustion efficiency in the cylinder.

Key Nu Engine Components:

  • Aluminum block and head
  • Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
  • Variable Induction System (VIS)
  • Roller swing arm and Hydraulic Lash Adjusters (HLA)
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Offset crankshaft

Nu engines feature an aluminum block with a cast iron cylinder liner and aluminum cylinder head. They also offer Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) camshafts and hydraulic engine mounts for optimum power, efficiency and refinement. Using CVVT on both camshafts has several advantages when compared with using it just on the intake camshaft, including a two percent improvement in performance (increased volumetric efficiency), two percent improvement in fuel economy (reduced pumping loss) and a 30 percent reduction in hydrocarbon emissions. In the valvetrain, roller swing arms and hydraulic lash adjusters reduce valve driven friction to improve fuel economy one percent compared with direct valve driving. The Nu engine family also features a maintenance-free silent timing chain system to enhance durability and improve Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).

The application of a plastic two-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) versus aluminum, enables switching between long and short intake manifolds, resulting in a four percent improvement in performance. The Nu four-cylinder engine also has an offset crankshaft design that reduces friction between the piston and cylinder wall for a one percent improvement in fuel economy.

Another tool Hyundai engineers have incorporated into Elantra is an electronic throttle control. The electronic throttle control replaces the conventional cable and mechanical linkage with fast responding electronics. This system accurately controls air intake and engine torque, improving drivability, response and fuel economy.

ELANTRA VS. ITS RIVALS

2015
Elantra
2014
Civic
2014
Corolla
2014
Focus
2014
Mazda3
2014
Cruze
2014
Dart
Engine 1.8L I4 1.8L I4 1.8L I4 2.0L I4 2.0L I4 1.8L I4 2.0L I4
HP 145 @ 6500 143 @ 6500 132 @ 6000 160 @ 6500 155 @ 6000 138 @ 6300 160 @ 6400
Specific output
(HP/Liter)
80.6 79.4 73.3 80.0 77.5 75.6 80.0
Torque 130 @ 4700 129 @ 4300 128 @ 4400 146 @ 4450 150 @ 4000 125 @ 3800 148 @ 4600
Transmission 6MT or 6AT 5MT or CVT 5MT or 4AT or CVT 5MT or 6AT 6M or 6AT 6MT or 6AT 6MT or 6AT
MPG (A/T) 28/38 30/39 26/34 28/37 30/41 22/35 24/34
MPG (M/T) 27/37 28/36 27/34 26/36 29/41 25/36 25/36

Note: ULEV standard engines shown for all models

SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS

The 2015 Elantra can be equipped with a six-speed manual (M6CF3-1) or automatic (A6GF1) transaxle with SHIFTRONIC manual control. This transmission mated to the Nu engine helps Elantra deliver improved fuel efficiency.

Elantra’s six-speed manual transmission provides crisp shifts and further optimizes engine performance. These crisp shifts are courtesy of triple-cone synchronizers for first and second gears, double-cone for third gear and single-cone for fourth, fifth and sixth gears.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

Elantra is a “class above” when it comes to interior room, in comparison to the Honda Civic and Ford Focus. In fact, the Elantra is so roomy the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies it as a mid-size car, not a compact car like some of its key segment competitors.

Elantra’s total interior volume of 110.4 cubic feet beats the 2014 Honda Civic sedan, 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, 2014 Ford Focus and 2014 Dodge Dart. Surprisingly, it even surpasses the 2014 Nissan Maxima (110.0 cu. ft), and VW CC (106.8 cu. ft.) in total interior volume. Ultimately, the long wheelbase allows for compact car efficiency with mid-size car comfort. An example of this is found in the long seat track, delivering best-in-class front seat legroom. Elantra’s trunk volume at 14.8 cubic feet also beats Civic, Focus and Corolla.

VOLUME COMPARISON

2015
Elantra
2014
Civic
2014
Corolla
2014
Cruze
2014
Sentra
2014
Focus
2014
Dart
Passenger volume
(cu. ft.)
95.6 94.6 97.5 94.6 95.9 90.7 97.2
Cargo volume (cu. ft.) 14.8 12.5 13.0 15.0 15.1 13.2 13.1
Total interior volume
(cu. ft.)
110.4 107.1 110.5 109.6 111.0 103.9 110.3
EPA size
classification
Mid-size Compact Mid-size Mid-size Mid-size Compact Mid-size

Note: ULEV standard engines shown for all models

ELANTRA HANDLING AND STEERING

The Elantra is fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is a light weight coupled torsion beam rear suspension for enhanced steering stability and monotube shock absorbers for ride comfort. A standard 22.0 mm diameter front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll when cornering. Elantra Sport includes a 23mm front stabilizer bar along with stiffer dampers and rear springs to deliver better front roll control / stiffness and more fluid suspension action.

All Elantras have motor-driven electric power steering that adjusts instantly to changing driving conditions while improving fuel economy over a conventional steering system. A quick-ratio steering rack is used for crisp feel on turn-in. Elantra’s turning diameter of 34.8 feet is better than Corolla’s at 35.6 feet. Elantra Sport features a reworked Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) setup that reduces friction and provides a quicker ratio for more responsive cornering.

Elantra SE and Limited Elantra Sport
Steering Rack (32 bit) Base Modified for quicker response
Stabilizer Bar (front) 22 mm 23 mm
Front Spring (kgf/mm) 2.4 2.4
Rear Spring (kgf/mm) 2.3 2.4
Dampers Base Stiffened

Behind the wheel of the entry level Elantra SE and top-of-the-line Elantra Limited, drivers benefit from Hyundai’s Driver Selectable Steering Mode, with three operating modes — Comfort, Normal and Sport. This innovative system allows drivers to adapt the Elantra’s steering characteristics to varying driving preferences and road conditions. Comfort mode is ideal for city and parking environments, offering the greatest ease of steering with a decrease in steering effort. Normal mode is ideal for a mix of driving conditions. Meanwhile, Sport Mode is optimized for higher-speed freeways or winding roads and decreases power steering assistance. The Driver Selectable Steering Mode not only adjusts power assistance levels in each mode, but also adjusts on-center build-up feel and steering build-up curves throughout the steering range, for a very natural and progressive feel.

POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO COMPARISON

Elantra delivers competitive weight efficiency and power-to-weight ratio:

Vehicle Curb Weight (lbs.) M/T Horsepower Power-to-weight ratio
Hyundai Elantra 2,773 145 19.1
Honda Civic 2,754 143 19.3
Toyota Corolla 2,800 132 21.2
Nissan Sentra 2,822 130 21.7
Ford Focus 2,907 160 18.2
Mazda3 2,781 155 17.9
Chevrolet Cruze 3,093 138 22.7
Dodge Dart 3,186 160 19.9

CHASSIS

Elantra’s widespread use of high-strength steel provides increased body stiffness at a lower body weight. High-strength steel allows the suspension to work optimally. At 2,818 pounds, the automatic transmission Elantra SE is lighter than all but one of its competitors, while offering more interior room than Focus, Cruze, Civic and Dart. This weight efficient unibody architecture allows for Elantra to achieve an estimated 38 mpg EPA highway rating, without the need for a special eco model.

MODERN, SOPHISTICATED INTERIOR

2015 Hyundai Elantra Interior

Inside the Elantra, customers will find Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, lighting, leading-edge design and craftsmanship. This approach is visible in the clarity of the instruments and the tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The seats are made of lightweight, environmentally friendly foam. Heated seats are available in the front and the rear. Not only does Elantra have multiple storage areas, but it delivers usable storage capacity.

The 2015 Elantra SE has a two-tone interior with a choice of either gray or beige. The optional Style package adds a monotone black interior. Elantra Limited has standard leather seating surfaces available in gray, beige or black. All Elantras have cloth-like pillar trim made of fibrous tissue and volcanic rock for a premium look and feel.

Refinements introduced in the 2014 model year were designed to give the entire Hyundai Elantra a more premium feel, with all-new third-generation navigation and audio technology, available aluminum accents and new HVAC controls. Subtle changes to the placement of HVAC vents, controls and the height of the front center armrest deliver a higher-quality, simplified look. Providing a more upscale environment is accomplished with a slightly darker, more neutral beige interior color choice, aluminum pedals on the Sport and aluminum door sill plates on the SE Style Package, Sport and Limited.

AUDIO AND NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

Elantra is available with three audio systems. Standard is an AM/FM/SiriusXM Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with six-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks. The system also features monochrome inverse TFT LCD display to enhance visibility. An optional audio system adds an upgraded screen with a 4.3-inch color TFT LCD touch screen and rearview camera display. All systems feature enhanced voice recognition and a jukebox feature allowing the user to copy songs from a USB to the dedicated storage in the head unit. Standard iPod®/USB auxiliary input jacks allow portable devices such as MP3 players to be connected via USB or 3.5mm mini-jack. Music files in iPod® / USB can be navigated and played though the factory head unit, with visual display of artist and title while also charging the device. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit.

The Elantra Sport and Elantra Limited offer an optional multifunction seven-inch touch-screen display with navigation, rear-view camera and an external 360-watt amplifier. This third-generation display features a simpler user interface, enhanced voice recognition commands and improved navigation screens. The system is more intuitive for commonly used tasks. Simple pop-up messages now appear to help pair a cell phone and the voice recognition software understands street addresses and cities all in one sentence. The route screens display speed limits and details the next three maneuvers. One or two button pushes complete most functions. The system also allows for viewing and storing of jpeg images and MP3 music files from a USB stick. The SiriusXM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the navigation unit and features channel logos, real-time NavTraffic and XM Data services, such as NavWeather®, Stock Ticker and Sports Ticker.

PANDORA INTERNET RADIO

Pandora internet radio is integrated into the optional multifunction seven-inch touch-screen display with navigation. The display screen has a Pandora icon for internet radio from an iPhone. Pandora can also be viewed on the display screen and songs can be given the familiar Pandora thumbs up or thumbs down. (By selecting the thumbs down icon, that particular song will never be played again.) Pandora can be connected to the head unit via a USB cable and integrates album cover art.

  • Pandora, the leading internet radio service, gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations available on a wide variety of connected devices
  • Personalized radio stations launch instantly from a single song, artist or composer “seed” and are refined to each listener’s taste through simple thumbs-up and thumbs-down feedback
  • Pandora has more than 200 million registered users and more than 70 million monthly active listeners who stream more than a billion hours every month
  • More than 80% of Pandora’s total listening hours occur via mobile and other connected devices
  • Approximately one out of every two U.S. smartphone users has listened to Pandora in the past month

Elantra owners can also get premium features, such as a proximity key with push button start and immobilizer, power sunroof, one touch up/down driver’s window and leather seating surfaces. This modern, sophisticated interior is also whisper quiet.

NVH IMPROVEMENTS

Since the launch of the current generation in 2010 as a 2011 model, Elantra has undergone significant changes to reduce cabin noise for both driver and passengers.

Features to help block engine noise:

  • New HVAC duct absorption material
  • Increased anti-vibration upper cowl pad thickness and coverage area
  • New hood insulator added to Elantra Sport and Limited
  • Raised cowl top

Features to help block road noise:

  • New higher density carpet
  • Increased anti-vibration floor pad thickness
  • Additional expandable foam in the A pillars
  • New 16-inch and 17-inch wheels for improved NVH
  • Applied full underbody cover

Features to help block combustion noise:

  • New perforated anti-vibration material in dash panel

SAFETY

Named a “2014 Top Safety Pick” by the IIHS and the holder of a NHTSA five-star overall crash safety rating, safety is at the core of Elantra’s design. In the 2014 model year additional safety features like Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), driver’s blind spot mirror and Blue Link were added. HAC minimizes rolling backwards on steep ascents while the blind spot mirror provides a view of the driver’s blind spot.

2015 Standard Safety Features

  • Six airbags
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) /Traction Control (TC)
  • ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
  • Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Driver’s blind spot mirror

CONNECTED CARE AND HYUNDAI BLUE LINK®

Hyundai’s telematics services program, Connected Care, is available on 2015 Elantra Limited or 2015 Elantra Sport equipped with the Tech package. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services via the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system. Blue Link® combines safety, service and infotainment features to simplify owners’ lives, reduce stress and distracted driving.

Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technologies like Remote Vehicle Start, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and Remote Access from the Blue Link mobile application, including POI Search and Send-to-car. Blue Link can be easily accessed from the buttons on the rearview mirror, the web and via the smartphone app.

Hyundai also provides a mobile application for the Blue Link telematics platform. This mobile app allows subscribers to remotely access various optional Blue Link features and services through compatible mobile devices. Google Android and Apple iOS users can download the app from Google Play or Apple iTunes, respectively. A BlackBerry version is also available.

Blue Link is an innovative telematics solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, service and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.

Blue Link is offered in three service packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance:

Connected Care package (complimentary for 1-year):

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Report
  • Maintenance Alert
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
  • Recall Advisor
  • Service Link

Remote package:

  • Remote Vehicle Start
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder via Mobile App
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery/Slowdown/Immobilization
  • Geofence
  • Valet Alert
  • Speed/Curfew Alert
  • Panic Notification
  • Alarm Notification

Guidance package:

  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation Service
  • POI Search by advanced voice recognition system
  • POI Web Search and Download
  • Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Condition
  • Traffic
  • Gas Station Locations and Gas Prices
  • Restaurant Ratings
  • Eco-Coach
  • Weather

More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Hyundai Announces Exciting Model Year Changes for 2013 Elantra

2013 Hyundai Elantra

Elantra, the 2012 North American Car of the Year and one of the hottest selling cars in the country, will continue its record-setting pace with changes for the 2013 model year. On sale now, the 2013 Elantra GLS and Limited lineups will further delight shoppers with new standard and optional equipment.

The 2013 Elantra GLS M/T now comes with the same level of equipment as the 2012 Elantra GLS M/T with Comfort Package. For shoppers, this means the Elantra GLS M/T now comes standard with air-conditioning, 16- versus 15-inch wheels, cruise control, telescopic steering wheel and solar glass with windshield shade band. Heated front seats are also now included on the high volume GLS A/T Preferred Package.

Elantra Limited adds a standard power driver’s seat with power lumbar support and an available Dual Automatic Temperature Control with Clean Air Ionizer and Auto Defog System as part of the Limited Technology Package.

NEW EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2013 ELANTRA

• The GLS M/T base model has been upgraded to include air conditioning, cruise control, 16-inch steel wheels, telescopic steering wheel and solar glass with windshield shade band (2012MY M/T Comfort Package)

• Heated front seats have been added to the GLS A/T Preferred Package

• Power driver seat with lumbar support has been added as a standard feature to the Limited trim

• Dual automatic temperature control has been added to the Limited Technology Package

• Atlantic Blue has been added the color palette

Elantra continues to deliver an EPA certified 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, producing a highway-only driving range of up to 450 miles. Elantra also leads its segment in residual value having won the ALG Residual Value Award in the Compact Car segment for the second year in a row.

HYUNDAI “FLUIDIC SCULPTURE” DESIGN

2013 Hyundai Elantra Exterior

Elantra exemplifies Hyundai’s emotional “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles. “Fluidic Sculpture” considers the interplay of wind with rigid surfaces to create the illusion of constant motion. Elantra is an evolution of the design qualities found in Sonata.

Along Elantra’s sides are Sonata’s flowing lines, with the addition of a strong undercut feature line starting at the front door. These lines, along with muscular wheel arches and a sleek roofline, create a memorable and spacious package. Flowing lines also lead to an aerodynamic body. The drag coefficient for the Elantra is an exceptionally low 0.28 that compares favorably to the Chevrolet Volt (0.29).

Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille and detailed swept-back headlights give Elantra a compact athletic face. The assertive stance is complimented by 16- or 17-inch wheels and athletic proportions. Available fog lights and side mirrors with integrated turn signals complete the distinct design. Elantra was designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, Calif.

POWERTRAIN

Under the hood, the Elantra is powered by an all-new 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque (145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque for Elantra PZEV). Thanks to advanced clean engine technology, most Elantras sold in California, Oregon and several Northeast states are certified as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) by the EPA. The PZEV Elantra is as clean as many hybrid electric vehicles. The PZEV Elantra helps Hyundai meet its environmental commitments. Outside of these “green” states, the Elantra is available as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV).

Key Engine Components

• Aluminum block and head

• Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)

• Variable Induction System (VIS)

• Roller swing arm and Hydraulic Lash Adjusters (HLA)

• Electronic throttle control

• Offset crankshaft

The Nu engine features an aluminum block with a cast iron cylinder liner, cylinder head and crank. The 1.8-liter Nu also offers Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) camshafts and hydraulic engine mounts for optimum power, efficiency and refinement. Using CVVT on both camshafts has several advantages when compared with using it just on the intake camshaft including, a two percent improvement in performance (increased volumetric efficiency), two percent improvement in fuel economy (reduced pumping loss) and a 30 percent reduction in hydrocarbon emissions. In the valvetrain, roller swing arms and hydraulic lash adjusters reduce valve driven friction to improve fuel economy one percent compared with direct valve driving. The Nu engine also features a maintenance-free silent timing chain system to enhance durability and improve Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).

The application of a plastic two-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) versus aluminum, enables switching between long and short intake manifolds, resulting in a four percent improvement in performance, a 15 percent reduction in cost and a 30 percent reduction in weight.

Another tool Hyundai engineers have incorporated into Elantra is an electronic throttle control. The electronic throttle control replaces the conventional cable and mechanical linkage with fast responding electronics. This system accurately controls air intake and engine torque, improving drivability, response and fuel economy.

The Nu four-cylinder engine also has an offset crankshaft design that reduces friction between the piston and cylinder wall for a one percent improvement in fuel economy.

ELANTRA VS. ITS RIVALS

2013 Elantra 2012 Civic 2012 Corolla 2012 Focus 2012 Mazda3 2012 Cruze
Engine 1.8L I4 1.8L I4 1.8L I4 2.0L I4 2.0L I4 1.8L I4
HP 148 @ 6500 140 @ 6500 132 @ 6000 160 @ 6500 148 @ 6500 136 @ 6300
Specific output (HP/Liter) 82.2 77.8 73.3 80 74 75.6
Torque 131 @ 4700 128 @ 4300 128 @ 4400 146 @ 4450 135 @ 4500 123 @ 3800
Trans. 6MT or AT 5MT or 5AT 5MT or 4AT 5MT or 6AT 5M or 5AT 6MT or 6AT
MPG (A/T) 28/38 28/39 26/34 28/38 24/33 22/35
MPG (M/T) 28/38 28/36 27/34 26/36 25/33 25/36

Note: ULEV standard engines shown for all models

SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS

The 2012 Elantra can be equipped with a six-speed manual (M6CF3-1) or automatic (A6GF1) transaxle with SHIFTRONIC manual control. This transmission mated to the 1.8-liter Nu engine helps Elantra deliver improved fuel efficiency.

Elantra’s six-speed manual transmission is also all-new and provides crisp shifts and further optimizes engine performance. These crisp shifts are courtesy of triple-cone synchronizers for first and second gears, double-cone for third gear and single-cone for fourth, fifth and sixth gears.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

Elantra is a “class above” when it comes to interior room, in comparison to the new Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. In fact, the Elantra is so roomy the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies it as a mid-size car, not a compact car like Civic and Corolla.

Elantra’s total interior volume of 110.4 cubic feet beats the 2012 Honda Civic sedan, 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012 Ford Focus and 2012 Toyota Corolla. Surprisingly, it even surpasses the Acura TSX (108.5 cu. ft.), Nissan Maxima (110.0 cu. ft), and VW CC (106.8 cu. ft.) in total interior volume. Ultimately, the long wheelbase allows for compact car efficiency with mid-size car comfort. An example of this is found in the long seat track, delivering best-in-class front seat legroom. Elantra’s trunk volume at 14.8 cubic feet also beats Civic and Corolla.

VOLUME COMPARISON

2012 Elantra 2012 Civic 2012 Corolla 2012 Cruze 2012 Sentra 2012 Focus
Passenger volume (cu. ft.) 95.6 94.6 92.1 94.6 97.4 90.7
Cargo volume (cu. ft.) 14.8 12.5 12.3 15.4 13.1 13.2
Total interior volume (cu. ft.) 110.4 107.1 104.4 110 110.5 103.9
EPA size classification Mid-size Compact Compact Mid-size Mid-size Compact

 

Note: ULEV standard engines shown for all models

ELANTRA ARCHITECTURE

The Elantra is fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is a light weight coupled torsion beam rear suspension for enhanced steering stability and monotube shock absorbers for ride comfort. A 23.0 mm diameter front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll when cornering.

All Elantras have column-mounted, motor-driven electric power steering that adjusts instantly to changing driving conditions while improving fuel economy over a conventional steering system. A quick-ratio steering rack is used for crisp feel on turn-in. Elantra’s turning diameter of 34.8 feet is better than Corolla’s at 35.4 feet.

Elantra leads all of its competitors in weight efficiency and power-to-weight ratio.

POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO COMPARISON

Vehicle Curb Weight (lbs.) M/T Horsepower Power-to-weight ratio
Hyundai Elantra 2,661 148 18.0
Ford Focus 2,907 160 18.2
Honda Civic 2,608 140 18.6
Mazda 3 2,866 148 19.4
Nissan Sentra 2,873 140 20.5
Toyota Corolla 2,734 132 20.7
Chevrolet Cruze 3,031 136 22.3

Elantra’s widespread use of high-strength steel provides increased body stiffness at a lower body weight. High-strength steel allows the suspension to work optimally. At 2,701 pounds, the automatic transmission Elantra GLS is lighter than its competitors, while offering more interior room than Focus, Cruze, Civic and Corolla. This weight efficient unibody architecture allows for Elantra to achieve an estimated 38 mpg EPA highway rating, without the need for a special eco model.

MODERN, SOPHISTICATED INTERIOR

2013 Hyundai Elantra Interior

Inside the Elantra, customers will find Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, lighting, leading-edge design and craftsmanship. This approach is visible in the clarity of the instruments and the tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The seats are made of lightweight, environmentally friendly foam. Heated seats are available in the front and the rear, a segment first. Not only does Elantra have multiple storage areas, but it delivers useable storage capacity.

STORAGE CAPACITY

Storage area Elantra Corolla Mazda 3
Front console tray 1500 cc 700 cc 400 cc
Glove box capacity 9000 cc 9000 cc 5400 cc
Console storage capacity 6000 cc 4000 cc 4800 cc
Console side tray 400 cc 200 cc N/A
Total 16,900 cc 13,900 cc 10,600 cc

The 2013 Elantra GLS has a two-tone interior with a choice of either gray or beige. The Limited trim adds a monotone black interior. All Elantras have cloth-like pillar trim made of fibrous tissue and volcanic rock for a premium look and feel.

Elantra is available with two audio systems. Standard is a 172-watt AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with six-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks. A 360-watt system with external amplifier is optional.

Touch-screen navigation is available on GLS and Limited trims and includes a high-resolution 7.0-inch screen and voice-activation by headliner-mounted microphone. The sound system plays compact discs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passenger to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit. The SiriusXM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the navigation unit and features channel logos, real-time NavTraffic and XM Data services, such as NavWeather®, Stock Ticker and Sports Ticker. The system also integrates a rear-view camera, which cannot be found on the Honda Civic or Mazda 3. Users can even upload personal pictures from a USB rather than a CD to be displayed on the system’s home screen.

Elantra owners can also get premium features, such as a proximity key with push button start and immobilizer, power sunroof, one touch driver’s window and leather seating surfaces. This modern, sophisticated interior is also whisper quiet.

NVH COMPARISONS

NVH* Elantra Corolla
Idle vibration (Wheel) 106 107
Idle vibration (Floor) 95 96
Idle Noise 39 40
Road Noise 74 75
Interior Noise 63.7 65.3
(Wind Tunnel – dBA @ 68 mph)

Note: Based on internal tests

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES: PART OF HYUNDAI’S ASSURANCE COMMITMENT

Elantra has Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects. The first is when a driver accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other) and the vehicle wants to pull in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a signal to the MDPS to apply steering assist. VSM counters the pull and automatically provides eightNewton meters of counter steering. VSM reacts the same way during sudden lane changes or fast cornering.

2013 Hyundai Elantra VSM

Elantra features six airbags–including dual front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbags.

The Elantra also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) automatically adjusts the braking force to front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions. This package delivers shorter braking distances from 60 miles per hour than Corolla and Mazda 3. Elantra engineers even looked at something as simple as the parking brake, with a rear parking brake caliper for weight reduction.

In terms of passive safety, the Elantra has strong unibody construction, along with front and rear crumple zones, and the rear doors have internal dual beams unlike some of its competitors.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa,Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

2013 Hyundai Elantra Specifications

2013 Elantra Specs
GLS Limited
Engine
Type DOHC D-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) DOHC D-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing)
Materials Aluminum block and head Aluminum block and head
Displacement 1.8L / 1,797 cc 1.8L / 1,797 cc
Horsepower 148 @ 6,500 rpm (ULEV) / 145 @ 6,300 rpm (PZEV) 148 @ 6,500 rpm (ULEV) / 145 @ 6,300 rpm (PZEV)
Torque 131 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm (ULEV) / 130 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm (PZEV) 131 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm (ULEV) / 130 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm (PZEV)
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Bore and Stroke 81.0 x 87.2 (mm) 81.0 x 87.2 (mm)
Compression Ratio 10.3:1 10.3:1
Transmission
Gear Ratios
6-Speed Manual
First 3.308:1
Second 1.962:1
Third 1.257:1
Fourth 0.976:1
Fifth 0.778:1
Sixth 0.633:1
Reverse 3.583:1
Final Drive 4.333:1
6-speed electronic automatic with overdrive lock-up torque converter, gate type, electronic shift lock system, SHIFTRONIC™ manual shift mode
First 4.400:1 4.400:1
Second 2.726:1 2.726:1
Third 1.834:1 1.834:1
Fourth 1.392:1 1.392:1
Fifth 1.000:1 1.000:1
Sixth 0.774:1 0.774:1
Reverse 3.440:1 3.440:1
Final Drive 3.065:1 3.065:1
Suspension
Front Independent, MacPherson struts with coil springs, hydraulic twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, and 22mm stabilizer bar Independent, MacPherson struts with coil springs, hydraulic twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers, and 22mm stabilizer bar
Rear Torsion axle with gas-filled, hydraulic monotube shock absorbers and coil springs Torsion axle with gas-filled, hydraulic monotube shock absorbers and coil springs
Steering
Type Rack-and-pinion type, power assisted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Rack-and-pinion type, power assisted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)
Overall Ratio 14.2:1 14.2:1
Turns, lock to lock 2.9 2.9
Turning circle (curb to curb) 34.78 ft. 34.78 ft.
Brakes/ Tires/ Wheels
Front 11.0-in. ventilated discs 11.0-in. ventilated discs
Rear 10.3-in. solid discs 10.3-in. solid discs
ABS 4-wheels, 4-channels, 4-sensors with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) 4-wheels, 4-channels, 4-sensors with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
Tires P205/55R16 89H P215/45R17 87H
Wheels 16-in. steel and alloy 17-in. alloy
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 106.3 in. 106.3 in.
Overall length 178.3 in. 178.3 in.
Overall width 69.9 in. 69.9 in.
Overall height 56.5 in. 56.5 in.
Tread Width (front/rear) – 16″ 61.0 in. / 61.5 in.
Tread Width (front/rear) – 17″ 61.1 in. / 61.6 in.
Minimum Ground Clearance 5.5 5.5
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) 0.28 0.28
Interior Dimensions
Head room
Front 40.0 in 40.0 in
Rear 37.1 in. 37.1 in.
Leg room
Front 43.6 in. 43.6 in.
Rear 33.1 in. 33.1 in.
Shoulder room
Front 55.9 in. 55.9 in.
Rear 54.8 in. 54.8 in.
Hip room
Front 53.5 in. 53.5 in.
Rear 52.7 in. 52.7 in.
EPA Volume
EPA passenger volume 95.6 cubic ft. 95.6 cubic ft.
EPA cargo (trunk) volume 14.8 cubic ft. 14.8 cubic ft.
EPA total volume 110.4 cubic ft. 110.4 cubic ft.
Capacities
Fuel 12.8 gallons 12.8 gallons
Curb Weight
6-speed manual 2,661 – 2,820
6-speed automatic 2,701 – 2,877 2,701 – 2,877
Fuel Economy
6-speed M/T
City 28 mpg
Highway 38 mpg
Combined 32 mpg
6-speed A/T
City 28 mpg 28 mpg
Highway 38 mpg 38 mpg
Combined 32 mpg 32 mpg

2013 Hyundai Elantra Features

2013 Elantra Features
GLS
Limited
Functional Features
Body Construction:
High steel unibody
STD
STD
Engine:
1.8L DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder with D-CVVT
STD
STD
Steering:
Rack-and-pinion type steering gear
STD
STD
Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS), power assisted
STD
STD
Suspension:
Front: Independent, MacPherson struts with coil springs, hydraulic twin-tube gas-filled shock absorbers and 22 mm stabilizer bar
STD
STD
Rear: Torsion axle suspension with coil springs and gas-filled hydraulic monotube shock absorbers
STD
STD
Transmission/Drive System:
6-speed manual transmission
STD
6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive lock-up torque converter, gate type, electronic shift lock system
OPT
STD
SHIFTRONIC™ manual shift mode (A/T only)
OPT
STD
Front wheel drive
STD
STD
Exterior Features
Front fog lights
OPT
STD
Daytime running lights with OFF switch
STD
STD
Automatic headlights
OPT
Headlights with escort function and headlight welcome function
STD
STD
Dual heated bodycolor power outside mirrors
STD
STD
Dual heated bodycolor power outside mirrors with turn signal indicator
STD
Bumpers, bodycolor
STD
STD
Grille, chrome accents
STD
Grille, black chrome
STD
Door handles, bodycolor
STD
STD
Windshield shade band
STD
STD
Tinted glass
STD
STD
Solar glass
STD
STD
Front 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers with mist function
STD
STD
Power tilt-and-slide glass sunroof, safety one-touch
STD
Wheels & Tires
16-in. steel wheel and P205/55R16 tires
STD
16-in. alloy wheel and P205/55R16 tires
OPT
17-in. alloy wheel and P215/45R17 tires
STD
Interior Features
Roof trim, high density non-woven
STD
STD
Door trim, cloth inserts
OPT
Door trim, leatherette inserts
STD
Door handles, metal paint
STD
STD
Door armrest, integrated
STD
STD
Door map pockets with bottle holders, front and rear
STD
STD
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors with cover
STD
STD
Driver and passenger sunvisor extension
OPT
STD
Illuminated vanity mirrors
OPT
STD
Shift knob, urethane
STD
Shift knob, leather
STD
Parking brake handle
STD
STD
Floor covering, needle punch carpeting
STD
STD
Door scuff, step plate
STD
STD
Air conditioning
STD
STD
Heater with rear seat heater ducts
STD
STD
Cabin air filter
STD
STD
Rear window defroster
STD
STD
Urethane steering wheel
STD
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
STD
Tilt steering wheel
STD
STD
Telescopic steering wheel
STD
STD
Steering wheel audio controls
OPT
STD
Cruise control
STD
STD
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition
OPT
STD
Interior Illumination
Central dome light with delay
STD
STD
Front maplights with sunglass holder
STD
STD
Cargo area light
STD
STD
Illuminated ignition key cylinder surround
OPT
STD
I/P switch illumination (hazard)
STD
STD
Convenience Features
Cruise control, steering wheel mounted
STD
STD
Trip computer (distance to empty, average fuel consumption, average vehicle speed, elapsed time)
STD
STD
Power windows with driver’s auto-down, all window switches illuminated
STD
STD
Power windows with driver’s auto-up
STD
Power door locks
STD
STD
Remote keyless entry system with alarm, panic and trunk open
STD
STD
Remote fuel filler door, hood, and trunk releases
STD
STD
Trunk inner cover
STD
STD
Lower console storage box with cover
STD
STD
Center console, fixed armrest storage box
STD
Center console, sliding armrest
OPT
STD
Dual cupholders, front center console-mounted
STD
STD
Rear center armrest with cupholders
STD
STD
12-volt outlet (2)
STD
STD
Assist grips (3)
STD
STD
Rear coat hanger (1)
STD
STD
Glove compartment with dampers
STD
STD
Inside rearview mirror, manual day/night
STD
STD
Proximity key entry with electronic push button start
OPT
Seats
Premium cloth seating surfaces
STD
Leather seating surfaces
STD
Heated front seats
OPT
STD
Driver seat with 6-way adjustment with height adjustment
STD
STD
Front passenger slide/recline
STD
STD
Front passenger seatback pocket
STD
STD
60/40 split fold-down rear seatback with adjustable head restraints
STD
STD
Rear seat folding release in trunk
STD
STD
Rear center armrest with cupholders
STD
STD
Heated rear seats
STD
Power driver’s seat with lumbar support
STD
Safety & Security
Driver and front passenger advanced airbags
STD
STD
Occupant Classification System (OCS)
STD
STD
Driver and front passenger side-impact airbags (2)
STD
STD
Front and rear passengers side air curtains (2)
STD
STD
Event data recorder
STD
STD
Adjustable front-seat shoulder belt anchors
STD
STD
Front seatbelt pretensioners
STD
STD
Lower Anchors and Upper Tether Anchors (LATCH)
STD
STD
Power window lock-out button
STD
STD
Child safety locks (rear)
STD
STD
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with 4-wheel disc brakes and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
STD
STD
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Electronic Stability Control System (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
STD
STD
Brake Assist
STD
STD
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
STD
STD
Energy-absorbing steering column
STD
STD
Front and rear crumple zones
STD
STD
5-MPH bumpers
STD
STD
Front and Rear Door Bodyside reinforcements
STD
STD
Shift interlock system
STD
STD
Steering wheel locks when key is removed
STD
OPT
Anti-theft system integrated with remote keyless entry and panic alert
STD
STD
Smart Pedal
STD
STD
Immobilizer
OPT
Emergency Trunk Release
STD
STD
Instrumentation
Meters/gauges: Speedometer, tachometer, fuel level, digital odometer, trip odometer, digital clock and external temperature
STD
STD
Indicators: Digital PRND (A/T only), turn signal/hazard and high beam
STD
STD
Indicator: EcoShift (M/T only)
STD
Indicator: Active Eco (A/T only)
OPT
STD
Indicator: Cruise control
STD
STD
Indicator: Front foglight
OPT
STD
Warning lights: Oil pressure, battery charge, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS, TPMS, ESC and water temperature
STD
STD
Warning chimes: Key-in-ignition with door ajar and seatbelt
STD
STD
Adjustable illumination level
STD
STD
Audio System
Autonet 172-Watt AM/FM/SiriusXM® Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers (two front-door-mounted speakers, two tweeters and two rear speakers)
STD
STD
360-Watt 7-in. navigation system with high resolution touchscreen with rearview camera, AM/FM/SiriusXM ® Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system and premium audio with external amp
OPT
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition
OPT
STD
Aux input jack and iPod®/USB port
STD
STD
Speed-sensitive automatic volume control
STD
STD
In-glass AM/FM antenna
STD
STD
Roof-mounted SiriusXM® antenna, bodycolor
STD
STD
Optional Features
GLS Preferred Package requires GLS A/T Equipment Package and includes front fog lights, steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition, cloth insert door trim, sliding center armrest, illuminated vanity mirrors with driver extension, illuminated ignition and heated front seats
OPT
Limited Technology Package includes navigation system with 7-in. screen, rearview camera, 360-Watt premium audio with digital external amp, dual automatic temperature control, automatic headlamps and proximity key entry with electronic push button start with immobilizer
OPT

The 2011 Hyundai Elantra: The New Standard for Compact Sedan

THE 2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA: THE NEW STANDARD FOR COMPACT SEDANS

2011 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai today introduced another exciting model, its all-new 2011 Elantra at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This marks the world debut of the latest version of the popular compact sedan. The 2011 Elantra encompasses Hyundai’s latest ambitions including “Fluidic Sculpture” design, advanced safety and fuel efficiency. In the very competitive compact car segment the Elantra continues to be on a fast four year lifecycle.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2011 ELANTRA

* All-new fifth generation Elantra compact sedan

* “Fluidic Sculpture” design

* Launches with new 1.8-liter “Nu” engine and in-house six-speed automatic transmission

* 40 mpg highway on all models with A/T or M/T

* Best-in-class standard fuel economy

* Improved fuel efficiency by up to 18 percent over its predecessor

* More fuel efficient than Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla

* Production began at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in November with shipments to dealers before year-end

* “Class-above” mid-size car interior volume

* Standard VSM, ESC, TCS, ABS with Brake Assist and EBD

* Touch-screen navigation with rearview camera and iPod®/USB inputs

* Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition

* Segment first: Heated rear seats

Elantra is the fourth vehicle in Hyundai’s 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative (seven new models in the next 24 months), following on the heels of the all-new Tucson, Sonata and Equus.

The 2011 Elantra represents a modern approach to the traditional compact sedan segment, using emotional design and luxury features offered with Hyundai’s strong value proposition. The 2011 Elantra poses some intriguing questions:

* Why can’t a compact car have modern, sleek, sophisticated style?

* Why pay luxury car prices to get advanced safety features?

* Why buy a mid-size sedan when you can get exceptional room in a compact car?

* Why can’t a compact car get subcompact car fuel economy?

HYUNDAI “FLUIDIC SCULPTURE” DESIGN

2011 Hyundai Elantra Exterior

Elantra exemplifies Hyundai’s emotional “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles. “Fluidic Sculpture” considers the interplay of wind with rigid surfaces to create the illusion of constant motion. Elantra is an evolution of the design qualities found in Sonata.

Successful sedans in the U.S. market all have a distinct silhouette and Day Light Opening (DLO – a designer’s term for the side glass) and Elantra is no different. Along Elantra’s sides are Sonata’s flowing lines, with the addition of a strong undercut feature line starting at the front door. These lines, along with muscular wheel arches and a sleek roofline, create a memorable and spacious package. Flowing lines also lead to an aerodynamic body. The drag coefficient for the Elantra is an exceptionally low 0.28 that compares favorably to the Chevrolet Volt (0.29).

Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille and detailed swept-back headlights give Elantra a compact athletic face. The assertive stance is complimented by 15-, 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels and athletic proportions. Available fog lights and side repeater mirrors complete the distinct design. Elantra was designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, Calif.

40 MPG – AN 18 PERCENT IMPROVEMENT IN FUEL ECONOMY

Elantra’s fuel economy is 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, with the six-speed automatic transmission or manual transmission. These figures give Elantra a highway-only driving range of up to 500 miles.

40 MPG POWERTRAIN

Under the hood, the Elantra is powered by an all-new 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque (145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque for Elantra PZEV). The Nu engine was developed to replace the 2.0-liter Beta engine from the previous generation Elantra. The Nu is smaller in size, weighs 74 pounds less and helps achieve an 18-percent improvement in highway fuel economy, when compared with its predecessor. Thanks to advanced clean engine technology, most Elantras sold in California, Oregon and several Northeast states are certified as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) by the EPA. The PZEV Elantra is as clean as many hybrid electric vehicles. The PZEV Elantra helps Hyundai meet its environmental commitments. Outside of these “green” states, the Elantra is available as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV).

Key Engine Components

* Aluminum block and head

* Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)

* Variable Induction System (VIS)

* Roller swing arm and Hydraulic Lash Adjusters (HLA)

* Electronic throttle control

* Offset crankshaft

The Nu engine features an aluminum block with a cast iron cylinder liner, cylinder head and crank. This unique configuration results in a block that is 30 percent lighter than an iron block, shedding more than 74 pounds off the entire engine weight, while still providing comparable strength.

The 1.8-liter Nu also offers Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) camshafts and hydraulic engine mounts for optimum power, efficiency and refinement. Using D-CVVT on both camshafts has several advantages when compared with using it just on the intake camshaft. They include a two percent improvement in performance (increased volumetric efficiency), two percent improvement in fuel economy (reduced pumping loss) and a 30 percent reduction in hydrocarbon emissions. In the valvetrain, roller swing arms and hydraulic lash adjusters reduce valve driven friction to improve fuel economy one percent compared with direct valve driving. The Nu engine also features a maintenance-free silent timing chain system to enhance durability and improve Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).

The application of a plastic two-stage Variable Intake System (VIS), enables switching between long and short intake manifolds, resulting in an across-the-board performance increase. These result in a four percent improvement in performance, a 15 percent reduction in cost and 30 percent reduction in weight, when compared with aluminum.

Another tool Hyundai engineers have incorporated into the next generation Elantra is an electronic throttle control. The electronic throttle control replaces the conventional cable and mechanical linkage found in the previous generation Elantra with fast responding electronics. This system accurately controls air intake and engine torque, improving drivability, response and fuel economy.

Hyundai’s first application of double-pipe plumbing (internal heat exchanger) is found in Elantra. Double-pipe plumbing improves cabin cooling performance, while minimizing the capacity of the compressor, which further reduces fuel consumption. An external controlled variable compressor is also used to improve fuel efficiency versus an internal variable compressor.

The Nu four-cylinder engine also has an offset crankshaft design that reduces friction between the piston and cylinder wall for a one percent improvement in fuel economy.

ELANTRA VS. ITS RIVALS

Note: ULEV standard engines shown for all models

SIX-SPEED TRANSMISSIONS

The 2011 Elantra can be equipped with a six-speed manual (M6CF3-1) or automatic (A6GF1) transaxle with SHIFTRONIC manual control. The 2011 Elantra is the first small car in the Hyundai lineup to receive a six-speed automatic. Hyundai now has its own six-speed automatic transmissions in its small, medium and large FWD cars. Hyundai is also only one of four global car manufacturers building their own unique six-speed automatic transmissions.

The all-new six-speed automatic is 11 pounds lighter than Hyundai’s global five-speed and 17 pounds lighter than the five-speed automatic found in Honda Civic. It is considerably simpler, having 62 fewer parts, which is a key to increased durability, lighter weight and lower cost. It also features a super flat torque converter that shortens the unit’s overall length by 0.43 inches, while being 2.6 pounds lighter.

This transmission mated to the 1.8-liter Nu engine helps Elantra deliver improved fuel efficiency – 11 percent more than its closest competitors and a four percent gain in fuel economy.

The 2011 Elantra’s six-speed manual transmission is also all-new and provides crisp shifts and further optimizes engine performance. These crisp shifts are courtesy of triple-cone synchronizers for first and second gears, double-cone for third gear and single-cone for fourth, fifth and sixth gears.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS

The all-new Elantra rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase, just two-inches longer than the previous generation. Its overall length has increased by 0.9 inches to 178.3 inches, with the 69.9-inch width remaining the same. The height has been lowered by 1.8 inches to 56.5 inches, without affecting headroom. Consequently, Elantra maintains its “class above” status when it comes to interior room, in comparison to Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. In fact, the Elantra is so roomy the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies it as a mid-size car, not a compact car like Civic and Corolla.

Elantra’s total interior volume of 110.4 cubic feet beats the 2011 Honda Civic sedan, 2011 Nissan Sentra, 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, 2011 Ford Focus and 2011 Toyota Corolla. Surprisingly, it even surpasses the Acura TSX (107.1 cu. ft.), Nissan Maxima (110.0 cu. ft), and VW Passat CC (109.3 cu. ft.) in total interior volume. Ultimately, the long wheelbase allows for compact car efficiency with mid-size car comfort. An example of this is found in the long seat track, delivering best-in-class front seat legroom. Elantra’s trunk volume at 14.8 cubic feet also beats Civic and Corolla.

VOLUME COMPARISON

2011 ELANTRA ARCHITECTURE

The all-new Elantra is fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is a light weight coupled torsion beam rear suspension for enhanced steering stability and monotube shock absorbers for ride comfort. A 23.0 mm diameter front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll when cornering.

All Elantras have column-mounted, motor-driven electric power steering that adjusts instantly to changing driving conditions while improving fuel economy over a conventional steering system. A quick-ratio steering rack is used for crisp feel on turn-in. Elantra’s turning diameter of 34.8 feet is better than Corolla’s at 35.6 feet.
World-class weight efficiency was one of the program targets for the Elantra engineering team. In fact, the 2011 Elantra leads all of its competitors in weight efficiency. Hyundai engineers also targeted leadership in power-to-weight ratio. Having these targets paid huge dividends in both performance and fuel economy.

POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO COMPARISON

The Elantra’s widespread use of high-strength steel provides a 37 percent increase in body stiffness at a lower body weight. High-strength steel allows the suspension to work optimally. At 2,701 pounds, the automatic transmission Elantra GLS is lighter than its competitors, while offering more interior room than Focus, Cruze, Civic and Corolla, with body-bending rigidity 50 percent higher than the Corolla. This weight efficient unibody architecture allows for Elantra to achieve an estimated 40 mpg EPA highway rating, without the need for a special eco model.

MODERN, SOPHISTICATED INTERIOR

2011 Hyundai Elantra Interior

Inside the Elantra, customers will find Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, lighting, leading-edge design and craftsmanship. This approach is visible in the clarity of the instruments and the tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The seats help fuel economy and the environment, being made of lightweight, environmentally friendly foam. Heated seats are available in the front and the rear, a segment first. Not only does Elantra have multiple storage areas, but it delivers useable storage capacity.

STORAGE CAPACITY

Storage Capacity
The 2011 Elantra GLS has a two-tone interior. Gray and beige are the two GLS interior color choices. The Limited trim adds a monotone black interior. All Elantras have cloth-like pillar trim made of fibrous tissue and volcanic rock for a premium look and feel.

Elantra is available with two audio systems. Standard is a 172-watt AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system with six-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks. A 360-watt system with external amplifier is optional.

Touch-screen navigation is available on GLS and Limited trims and includes a high-resolution 7.0-inch screen and voice-activation by headliner-mounted microphone. The sound system plays compact discs, accesses digital music files via Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passenger to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from select mobile phones to the head unit. The XM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the navigation unit and features channel logos, real-time NavTraffic and XM Data services, such as XM NavWeather®, XM Stock Ticker and XM Sports Ticker. The system also integrates a rear-view camera, which cannot be found on the Honda Civic or Mazda 3. Users can even upload personal pictures from a USB rather than a CD to be displayed on the system’s home screen.

Elantra owners can also get premium features, such as a proximity key with push button start and immobilizer, power sunroof, one touch driver’s window and leather seating surfaces.

This modern, sophisticated interior is also whisper quiet. Engineers worked hard on reducing noise and vibrations inside the cabin.

NVH COMPARISONS

The all-new Elantra is fitted with a McPherson strut front suspension, with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is a light weight coupled torsion beam rear suspension for enhanced steering stability and monotube shock absorbers for ride comfort. A 23.0 mm diameter front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll when cornering.

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES: PART OF HYUNDAI’S ASSURANCE COMMITMENT

Elantra was one of the first compact sedans with ESC when it launched in July of 2007. The 2011 Elantra now takes compact car safety to the next level with the introduction of Vehicle Stability Management (VSM). Similar to the one found in the Hyundai Equus, VSM optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and the Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control two effects. The first is when a driver accelerates or brakes on a split-mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement on the other) and the vehicle wants to pull in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a signal to the MDPS to apply steering assist. VSM counters the pull and automatically provides 8 Newton meters of counter steering. VSM reacts the same way during sudden lane changes or fast cornering. ESC is still not standard on the 2011 model year Civic.

2011 Hyundai Elantra ESC

Elantra features six airbags-including dual front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and rear side curtain airbag.

The Elantra also features a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel disc brakes (Civic, Jetta and Corolla still feature rear drum brakes) and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), to automatically adjust the braking force to front and rear axles based on vehicle loading conditions. This package delivers shorter braking distances from 60 miles per hour than Civic, Corolla and Mazda 3.

Elantra engineers even looked at something as simple as the parking brake, having introduced Hyundai’s first integrated rear parking brake caliper for weight reduction.

In terms of passive safety, the Elantra has strong unibody construction, along with front and rear crumple zones and the rear doors have internal dual beams unlike some of its competitors.

2011 ELANTRA PRICING

The all-new Elantra offers modern design, loads of comfort and convenience features, and is an outstanding weapon against gas prices all with a low starting price of $14,830.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through almost 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program which now includes the 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty and 5-year complimentary Roadside Assistance in addition to the highly acclaimed vehicle return policy introduced in early 2009. For more details on Hyundai Assurance, please visit www.HyundaiAssurance.com