In India, Hyundai is all set to give the Elantra the same diesel engine as the 2020 Creta. Meanwhile, the carmaker has unveiled the 7th-gen model recently
Hyundai is on its toes and is constantly working on updating its vehicle lineup. The carmaker recently launched the 2020 Creta in India. It would soon be launching the Verna facelift, Tucson facelift and even the next-gen Elite i20 in the country. The carmaker has also unveiled the 7th-generation Elantra that will come to our shores. The MK7 Elantra is expected to hit the Indian showroom floors in late 2021, as Hyundai will first update the outgoing car with a diesel engine this year.
The 2021 Elantra looks scintillatingly beautiful from almost every angle.
The 7th-gen Hyundai Elantra wears a striking new dynamic design as it is based on the ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design theme. The convergence of three different lines at one point to form a polyhedral geometry is the thought that has been the base for its design theme. It is outrightly aggressive and sharp from every angle you look at it. It gets a humongous Parametric Jewel pattern for the front radiator grille flanked by a pair of long upswept LED headlamps with edgy LED DRLs, on the sides. With sharp creases on the bumpers and sheet metal, Elantra boasts of an imposing design. It also features a LED strip connecting the tail lamps on either side to make an H symbol when fully lit up. It also has the most sensuous side profile ever seen on an executive sedan. The sloping roofline merges into the ducktail spoiler, reminding you of the gorgeous Audi A7.
The interior of the 2021 Elantra features a driver-centric layout. The overall layout is named as Immersive Cocoon’, and for the right reason. The super-sleek dashboard and centre console with a floating design, make it the most happening interior ever seen on a Hyundai car. The undisturbed full-width design for the AC vent is also inspired by larger and expensive luxury saloons. The minimalist theme of the interior is accentuated with a compact steering wheel and unibody housing for the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment screen. The screen sizes for both the displays are measured at 10.25-inch. The dashboard appears to be free from any sort of physical buttons as Hyundai has cleverly placed them in an upward-facing manner.
Hyundai has carried over the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol mill available on the outgoing car in the international markets and it will be offered with a CVT only. However, it will get an option of Hybrid powertrain this time, with a 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine paired with a 32kW electric motor, which sources power from a 1.32kWh lithium-ion battery. The combined output is measured at 139hp and 264Nm. The hybrid setup would come mated to a 6-speed DCT, with an option to drive the car on electric power only.