2021 Hyundai Elantra: Seventh generation sedan gains first hybrid model

The new 2021 Hyundai Elantra not only has sensuous sportiness design (controversial), and a large touchscreen but is also the first available with a hybrid.

Although the styling may say otherwise, the new 2021 Elantra Hybrid isn’t all that sporty (although it might handle okay).

The powertrain has 1.6L Atkinson cycle direct injection gas engine and a 32kW electric motor. Total output is 104kW (139hp) and 264Nm (195 lb-ft).

It’s fitted with a small 1.32kWh lithium ion battery. Official EPA figures aren’t out yet, but Hyundai thinks mileage will be over 50mpg (4.7L/100km).

Design differences include a new grille, wheels, lower rear bumper, and exhaust tips.

The Elantra Hybrid and regular Elantras are scheduled to hit US dealers in the fall of 2020.