That is it – Hyundai Sime Darby Malaysia (HSDM) has formally began its teaser marketing campaign for the seventh-generation Elantra sedan, signalling its intent to area the all-new C-segment sedan right here. It will likely be a tricky battle, going in opposition to direct rivals just like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Mazda 3.

There aren’t any particulars to go together with the teaser – no specs, estimated launch date, nor ballpark value figures have been circulating simply but. It’s not even clear if the Elantra will probably be regionally assembled or absolutely imported, and whether or not or not it is going to be launched throughout the gross sales tax-free interval.

So, let’s discuss in regards to the Elantra. As you may inform from the face, the seventh-gen sedan wears Hyundai’s new Sensuous Sportiness design language, and it’s the second automotive to put on the take care of the recently-launched Sonata. The tip result’s a glance that’s distinctly completely different from the standard suspects, however whether or not or not it appeals to the lots is a distinct story altogether.

The brand new Elantra is greater than its predecessor in each manner, with wheelbase stretched by 20 mm (2,720 mm), the physique wider by 25 mm (1,826 mm), and top lowered by 20 mm (1,415 mm). It’s additionally almost 56 mm longer when it comes to total size, now measuring 4,676 mm. That makes it longer than the Corolla, Mazda 3, and Honda Civic, though it’s price noting that the Elantra sits as little as the Civic.

Design-wise, Hyundai says the automotive seems virtually like “geometric crystals.” Just like the Sonata, it options sharp strains and deep creases, together with the large Cascading Grille with “Parametric jewel-pattern.” The grille connects the LED headlights (with LED DRLs), and the decrease apron design is extra distinguished in comparison with the outgoing mannequin.

The doorways characteristic the controversial Z-shaped impression, whereas the rear will get LED mixture tail lights with an adjoining strip – identical to the Sonata. There’s an built-in spoiler as effectively, and wheel sizes vary from 15 to 17 inches.

Inside, the cabin is alleged to be extra spacious than earlier than, and it contains a two-spoke steering wheel and digital instrument meter. Hyundai calls this the “Immersive Cocoon” inside structure, designed particularly to envelop the motive force like an airplane cockpit. If you happen to’ve seen the Sonata, you roughly know what to anticipate.

Relying on the variant, the Elantra could be had with twin 10.25-inch shows, one for the instrumentation and the opposite for the infotainment. The latter is angled barely in the direction of the motive force, and provides wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto assist (first for its section, Hyundai claims). There’s additionally a smaller eight-inch show with wi-fi Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, however we all know which one Malaysians favor.

Different goodies embody a 64-colour LED temper lighting system, a cornering seize deal with for the entrance passenger, voice-recognition system, and choices corresponding to a Qi wi-fi smartphone charging tray, Blue Hyperlink Linked Automotive System, and eight-speaker Bose premium sound system with Tremendous65 wide-range audio system within the entrance doorways and a woofer on the again.

For the powertrain, base fashions are powered with the two.0L MPI Atkinson Cycle engine, producing 147 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 179 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm. An Clever Variable Transmission (IVT; primarily a CVT), which drives the entrance wheels, is normal.

There’s additionally the Elantra Hybrid bought in different markets. This will get a smaller 1.6 litre GDI Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder petrol engine that’s augmented with a 32 kW electrical motor. Complete output is 139 hp and 264 Nm of torque, whereas a six-speed dual-clutch auto is normal. A 1.32 kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery, positioned beneath the rear seats, powers the motor.

Above that’s the Elantra N Line (pictured under) with a 1.6 litre turbocharged GDI petrol engine that produces 201 hp and 264 Nm of torque. Prospects get to select from a six-speed guide or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, with drive despatched solely to the entrance wheels. The vary will probably be topped by the Elantra N that’s set to be unveiled quickly.

Security-wise, the automotive could be had with Hyundai SmartSense. Options embody Ahead Collision-Avoidance Help (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Conserving Help (LKA), Lane Following Help (LFA), Excessive Beam Help (HBA), Driver Consideration Warning (DAW), and rear view digicam with dynamic pointers.

Elective techniques embody Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Help (BCA) with Rear Cross-Site visitors Collision-Avoidance Help (RCCA), Sensible Cruise Management (SCC), Freeway Driving Help (HDA; helps maintain the automotive centred inside lane), Secure Exit Warning (SEW), in addition to Reverse Parking Collision Avoidance Help (PCA) with pedestrian and impediment detection.

So there you might have it, a fast recap of the all-new Hyundai Elantra. What do you consider it? Do you want the way in which it seems? Remark, under.

GALLERY: 2021 Hyundai Elantra

GALLERY: 2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line