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


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.


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.

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.  

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