The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is set to hit the automobile market with a fancier look and upgraded performance stats. Covered in heavy camouflage, this vehicle was secretly clicked being tested by our spy photographers. And from what we could make out, there are some noticeable changes that we can talk about. Apart from a moderately refreshed exterior, it is also likely that 2016 Hyundai Elantra will feature modifications to its interior and under the hood specifications. Reports have also stated that this car will lose some weight, making it a formidable opponent when it comes to performance and fuel efficiency.
2016 Hyundai Elantra: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra will come with a more muscular and aggressive look with its strategically placed chrome fins in the bumper, 15 and 17 inch alloy wheels and daytime LED running lights. The headlights will be sleeker in shape, and its front fascia slightly resembles features of Sonata and Genesis models. There should also be changes in the bumper, rear fenders and taillight structure. The use of new lighter quality materials will result in better performance and greater fuel efficiency. Also, there is a panoramic sunroof to accentuate its overall appearance.
Interiors of this vehicle will most likely be upholstered with extremely high-quality materials. The cabin size has got larger with the seating arrangements receiving minor modifications. Also, genuine leather will be used for covering up those seats. There is a very useful dashboard that is fitted with all the sophisticated features that a modern day user might come to expect.
There is an improved audio system, dual-zone automatic climate controller, rear view camera and a touch screen display to control it all. The new Hyundai Elantra also excels in safety features as it comes with airbags for both front, rear and side impact. The car will accommodate five adults comfortably due to its spacious head and leg room.
2016 Hyundai Elantra: Engine and Fuel Economy
The new Elantra will be available in 3 engine options that the consumer can choose from according to his/her preference. The base model will have a 1.6 litre MPi engine that will produce up to 130 hp, the second engine being a 1.8 litre MPi 4-cylinder engine a maximum horsepower of 148 and torque of 131 lb-ft. The third and final engine variant will be a 2.0 litre unit delivering an impressive speed of 173 hp and 154 lb-ft of torque.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has been recorded to have fuel economy stats of 27 mpg for city drives, 37 mpg for highway and 31 mpg for combined drives. It will most likely be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and be offered in front-wheel drive.
2016 Hyundai Elantra: Release Date and Price
We expect 2016 Hyundai Elantra to launch in 2016, but no official dates have been confirmed yet. Its price will more or less remain the same and will cost you around $ 20 000 or less. For all these added features, the price tag is more than worth it. It will compete with other sedans like Chevrolet Cruze and Toyota Corolla.