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US-spec Hyundai Elantra with 1.4 turbo engine unveiled

Snapshot: Hyundai Elantra as per US-spec has been revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Hyundai Elantra as per US-spec has been revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Hyundai Elantra 2016 is quite similar to Hyundai Avante, unveiled two months ago, but differs just by chrome garnished radiators and LED daytime running lights. Hyundai will also offer many other standard and optional features in the new Elantra 2016.

Hyundai has designed Elantra’s look in a simplified way for the latest generation. The new lower cladding and front hexagonal grille helps in air to wheel curtains it will give a low drag coefficient of 0.27 to this 4.57 meters long machine. Hyundai’s designers have given a sleek design of lights, squinted headlights on each side with LED’s underneath, and taillights with narrow stretch horizontally across the boot.

This machine is much more lighter than its predecessor. Not only this, the chassis in Elantra now uses 53 percent advanced high-strength steel compared to 21 percent in previous model. Resulting in 29.5 percent stiffer torsional rigidity and improving the handling, noise reduction, durability and also the driving performance.

Mechanically, the Elantra will be offered in two variants 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle-type naturally aspirated motor which churns out 145 BHP (108 kW) and 179 Nm (132 lb-ft) with 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic and a 1.4-liter turbocharged Kappa GDI petrol engine, delivering 126 HP (94 kW) and 211 Nm (156 lb-ft) of torque with a seven speed dual-clutch gearbox and efficient fuel consumption.

As for safety, Hyundai Elantra offers some standard features for the model, including Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System, Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Adaptive Cruise Control, Tire Pressure Monitoring system, moreover, driver’s knee airbag and optionally  Blind Spot Detection, Lane Assist System, Lane Keep Assist System, Rear View Camera. 

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