Los Angeles 2015: All-new Hyundai Elantra makes world premiere

Los Angeles 2015: All-new Hyundai Elantra makes world premiere image

Text: / Photos: Brent Co, Hyundai | posted November 26, 2015 15:00

2017 Hyundai Elantra revealed at Los Angeles Auto Show

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra made its world debut at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. The Korean automaker says the sixth-generation Elantra comes with a “bold aerodynamic design with sophisticated styling.”

Inspired by the concept of dynamic precision, the 2017 Elantra is fitted with a restyled hexagonal chrome grill, a revamped front bumper, new HID headlights and vertical LED daytime running lights. Hyundai says the Elantra comes with front wheel air curtains, a component derived from the Sonata Hybrid. The Elantra also has C-shaped fog lights.

Towards the side, the 2017 Elantra has a sloping roofline, sleek character lines and chrome door handles. It sits on a set of 17-inch alloy wheels.

2016 Hyundai Elantra rear

The rear of the Elantra is equipped with LED taillights, a large bumper and an aerodynamic bottom bumper spoiler.

Dimension-wise, the 2017 Elantra 4572mm long, 1801mm wide and 1435mm tall with a wheelbase of 2700mm.

Interior of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra

Inside, Hyundai says the 2017 Elantra features high-quality materials. It has a driver-oriented design that is optimized for intuitive control. The Elantra also comes with a 4.2-inch TFT LCD instrument display for improved driver visibility as well as high-tension lightweight seat frames to help reduce driver fatigue over long distance driver. The Elantra also has a hood insulator in order to improve interior cabin noise.

Under the hood, the 2017 Elantra is powered by two engine options. The first is a 2.0-liter Nu MPI Atkinson four-cylinder engine that producing a peak of 149 PS at 6200 rpm and 179 Nm of torque at 4500 rpm. It is mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The second engine is a 1.4-liter Kappa turbocharged GDI four-cylinder engine that delivers 130 PS at 5500rpm and 211 Nm of torque between 1400 to 3700rpm. It is mated to Hyundai's 'EcoShift' seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.