The 2016 Hyundai Elantra will be released by the end of 2015. The new model is truly giving us a headache, as we are unsure whether to consider it a redesign or a carryover. On one side, the new changes are not that drastic so that we can say the model is radically improved, but on the other hand, the new sedan will surely come as a noticeably improved vehicle. Maybe the improvements are not the one typical for new-gen model, but they will most certainly improve the way people see this model. To start with, the new Elantra will have a new exterior and interior. The biggest change in this field will surely be the increase in the sedan’s dimensions. This will provide more space and comfort inside the vehicle, it will slightly change it exterior design and it will improve the model’s stability and handling. Of course, the bigger body will change the fuel economy, too. In addition, the new 2016 Hyundai Elantra will offer two different engines, each of which will have a more than decent performance and power output. Also, the new model will keep the price as its strongest suit, since the latter won’t change drastically, if it changes at all. It seems that the new sedan will have it all: the looks, the space, the power and a good price tag. As versatile as this model is, we didn’t expect anything less.
2016 Hyundai Elantra Changes
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra will have new body dimensions. The sedan will not grow drastically, but even this modest measurement change will mean a lot to what it offers. The new bigger body will provide more space for the luggage and improved comfort for all passengers. Also, the increase will affect the exterior design in a way, though the refreshment of the current appearance was in order anyway. The new model will have a new, sportier feel with numerous details restyled. To start with, the 2016 Elantra will have its famous grille, a pair of redesigned headlights, and similar parts restyled to fit the new look. The rear end will hold brand new taillights, and a refreshed bumper. The entire model will look very bold and menacing. The sedan will certainly be more attractive aiming for those buyers that love a bit of a sporty feel and aggressive edge on otherwise versatile and reliable model. The model will also use numerous styling cues used for all current Hyundai models, so it will feel like a part of the family. Since the Hyundai always did a great job when it comes to design, we are sure that this particular model will not be an exception.
Powertrain & Specs
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra will offer two engines. The first one is the 1.8-liter four-cylinder unit that generates 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque. This unit is also used for the current model and its fuel economy is more than satisfactory, returning the figures at 28 mpg/city, 38 mpg/highway and 32 mpg/combined. These results apply for this base engine combined with the six-speed automatic gearbox. if the mill uses the six-speed manual transmission, the outcome is 27 mpg/city, 37 mpg/highway and 31 mpg/combined. The second engine option is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit. This mill can generate 173 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque. These numbers refer to the current power output of the unit, while it is expected that the figures will be increased in the 2016 model.
2016 Hyundai Elantra Release
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra will be released by the next of the next year. As for the price, it shouldn’t significantly differ from the current figure. In fact, some sources claim it will even be set at a worth of slightly less than $20,000.