2021 Hyundai Elantra really wants you to believe it’s a coupe

It’s still a sedan though, but the 2021 Hyundai Elantra is much bolder (with Parametric Design and Sensuous Sportiness) and more divisive than the old car.

It’s still technically a compact car, but now length is up 2.2″ to 184.1″ we’re not sure if it really is.

In the US the standard engine is a 2L I4 with 110kW (147hp) and 179Nm (132 lb-ft) and CVT (branded IVT).

There’s also a new 1.6L hybrid I4 with 104kW (139hp) and up to 264Nm (195 lb-ft), 6-speed DCT, and 4.7L/100km (50mpg) EPA rating.

Top end models have two 10.25″ screens (one touchscreen, one instrumentation) under a single piece of glass. The interior is also available with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, enhanced natural language voice recognition, and 64 color mood lighting.

Other available features include a digital key (smartphone or NFC card), and 15″ to 17″ wheels. Standard SmartSense safety features include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, lane follow assist, auto high beam, rear view camera, and driver attention warning.

Optional safety features include blind spot monitoring, smart cruise control, highway driving assist, safe exit warning, and reverse parking collision avoidance.

Based on the new K3 platform, production of the new Elantra is scheduled to begin fall 2020 at Ulsan, South Korea, and Alabama, USA, although the coronavirus will probably change all that.

Sales should begin Q4 2020.

Dimensions (compared to sixth generation)

Length: 184.1″ (+2.2″) | 4,676mm (+56mm)
Width: 71.9″ (+1″) | 1,826mm (+25mm)
Height: 55.7″ (-0.8″) | 1,415mm (-20mm)
Wheelbase: 107.1″ (+0.8″) | 2,720mm (+20mm)