Hyundai Motor Company has been producing the Hyundai Elantra since 1990. In Korea, it is known as the Hyundai Avante. Its first generation was released in October 1990 as a replacement for the Hyundai Stellar. During that time, it competed with popular models such as the Ford Sierra and Opel Vectra.
The second-generation Hyundai Elantra was introduced in 1995. It got some pleasant upgrades on the interior, exterior, and core. The Philippine version was fitted with a 1.6-liter DOHC engine able to produce 115 hp.
The third generation was unveiled in 2000. The South Korean automobile company decided to drop the station wagon model and focus on bringing the five-door hatchback to the market.
Fast forward to its sixth generation which had a worldwide launch in 2016, the Hyundai Elantra is still one of the reliable and stylish compact sedans worldwide thanks to the generous updates it receives every era.
After the update, the all-new Hyundai Elantra got some “fastback” vibes. It bears a gorgeous roofline slope that starts from the windshield and ends at its rear. Its body is redesigned with pleasant angles, attractive panels, and distinct lines. Its front features a hexagonal grille paired with narrow headlamps and fog lights.
The Elantra which measures 4,570mm long, 1,800mm wide, and 1,450mm tall is supported by a set of striking 17-inch alloy wheels.
The Elantra’s cabin, filled with hard plastic, has a dark and beige theme depending on your preference. Drivers will love the telescopic steering wheel, readable gauges, and crips buttons and controls. Its seats are covered in comfortable fabric. It can house five fully grown adults thanks to its spacious cabin. At the back, convenience is assured as it is built with rear vents and the seats can be folded 60/40.
Technology & Safety Features
The Elantra is fitted with an audio system with stereo, CD, and MP3. It can be connected through AUX, USB, and Bluetooth. The sound is provided by six speakers strategically placed inside the cabin.
The Hyundai Elantra also comes with power steering, power door locks, power windows, and automatic climate control.
In terms of safety, the Elantra features two airbags, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, and a parking sensor with a rear camera.
Platform & Chassis
This front-engine, front-wheel-drive automobile is built using the Hyundai-Kia J platform. The Elantra is fitted with an independent MacPherson Struts suspension at the front and a torsion beam axle at the back. Braking is assisted by a ventilated disc at the front and disc at the rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
Powering the Hyundai Elantra is either a 1.6-liter Mpi gasoline engine or a 2.0-liter gasoline motor. It is paired with either a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission.