2017 Hyundai Elantra: all-new, all beautiful
It is without question the most important model in the Hyundai range, and it was therefore very important that when the time came to redesign the car, Hyundai engineers covered every base. Unveiled at the Los Angeles International Auto Show last year, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is the latest generation of the Korean compact car, and it is ready to take the Canadian market by storm.
A new architecture for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra
At the heart of the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra is what the Korean manufacturer calls its SuperStructure. Built using high-strength steel (2.5 times more than the old Hyundai Elantra), the SuperStructure offers several advantages. First, it allows the car to be exceptionally stiff on the road. This results in a smooth drive, impressive comfort and vehicle dynamics that are quite a bit sportier than the previous generation.
When a car is very stiff, it transmits less vibration from the road and the road imperfections to the driver which results in improved silence and comfort. Since Hyundai owns a steel mill, the manufacturer is able to create this unique architecture in the compact segment without extra costs to the buyer.
The SuperStructure also has several advantages when it comes to as the structure is much more resistant to collisions. This helps to ensure a high level of protection for both you and your passengers.
A more efficient engine for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle engine developing 147 hp. This engine is mated to a second-generation six-speed automatic transmission in the majority of models that, combined the Atkinson cycle engine, lowers overall fuel consumption.
Better yet, you can choose how the 2017 Hyundai Elantra behaves on the road by choosing one of three driving modes: Eco, Normal and Sport. These modes change the settings of several mechanical components to adjust the behavior of the car according to your needs and tastes. In Sport mode, for example, the 2017 Elantra reacts more quickly to driver inputs and the steering is firmer. In ECO mode, everything is in place to ensure better fuel consumption. The accelerator is firmer to avoid accelerating too harshly and consume a lot of fuel.