Hyundai’s 2017 Elantra will focus on eco-friendliness but with new designs.
The all new Hyundai Elantra has faced a complete redesign for the 2017 model year, and there is high praise already surfacing for their Eco model which is anticipated to provide industry leading fuel-economy. Just another notch on the belt for Hyundai and their Eco technology states Len Stoler Hyundai.
The Eco model of the Elantra will feature a 35 combined MPG and has a reliable 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which is controlled with a seven-speed EcoShift dual-clutch automatic transmission. This is remarkable considering the numbers are comparable to that of the 2.0-liter standard Elantra and a common six-speed shift.
In past years Hyundai has tried to add in styling cues that may have been considered an attempt to tap into the luxury segment, but they appear to have learned from their mistakes, and opted to go with what they know works; simple, conservative and uniquely mature would be the best three ways to define this new Elantra’s body design.
Even though the exterior may have been dulled down a bit, the Hyundai corp. did not want to do the same with the interior, they are opting for more technology features, and a bit more luxury with their interior. They really want to provide their drivers more comfort, leg and head-room.
Ultimately these minor but impactful changes that Hyundai has done year in, and year out has proven to work for a brand that has flourished in North America, while so many other automakers tend to simmer out.