2016 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Refresh — New Features
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is coming with some changes, which will certainly improve the way how this car is perceived on the market. This cozy sedan will have a slightly altered exterior, but that won’t be the most radical change for the 2016 model year. Reportedly, the 2016 Elantra will be bigger and that could affect the comfort the behavior on the road, but also it could change the EPA fuel economy ratings. Of course, there will be the 2016 Hyundai Elantra Sport, a version which is made for the people who have sporty, competitive spirit. As for the engines, there will be two mills, which are suitable for the Elantra. This sedan isn’t a big insatiable vehicle. It’s an optimal vehicle, made for various tasks and that’s why it’s so popular. Of course, the secret behind its popularity is its affordable price. According to some rumors, the 2016 Elantra won’t cost significantly more compared with the current model. Actually, it’s questionable whether the price will change at all.
2016 Hyundai Elantra Exterior Changes
Although there will be other changes, it’s reasonable to assume that the size change of the 2016 Elantra will be the most noticeable one. It won’t grow much, but still, with changed dimensions, this compact sedan will be drastically improved. That would affect the appearance, too. The refreshed exterior of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra will be altered to follow the new, bigger body style. According to some reports, this car will have a longer hood and longer overhangs. Also, the new face of the 2016 Elantra will be made of a recognizable hexagonal grille and restyled headlights, so this sedan will look more aggressive and powerful. The new front fascia and the other design elements will be made following the contemporary Hyundai’s design language already used for the Sonata and the Genesis. The rear end will have a very fresh style underlined by a totally changed pair of taillights.
Engine Options Of Refreshed Elantra
The engines which will power the 2016 Hyndai Elantra are pretty satisfactory. There’s a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, which generates 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of twist. This base engine will have really great EPA fuel economy ratings. Currently, this mill returns 28 mpg/city, 38 mpg/highway and 32 mpg/combined when paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. With a six-speed manual, it returns 27 mpg/city, 37 mpg/highway and 31 mpg/combined. The other engine option is a more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant. This mill is currently able to generate 173 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Hyundai Elantra Sport will have this engine under the hood, but it will be boosted in order to provide better performance.
2016 Hyundai Elantra Release Date & Estimated Price
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra with all the new features is expected to arrive in the fall next year. Of course, the exact release date isn’t known yet. As for the price, reportedly, the base MSRP of the refreshed 2016 Elantra might even be a little bit below $20,000.