Hyundai released one of its latest models, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, at the 2015 LA Auto Show. This new version of Elantra is the sixth in its generation, a brand which has always delivered best sellers. The new model uses its award winning formula as well as a bold design with emphasis on aerodynamics and classy styling.
New Elantra being put forth has better fuel usage and upgraded noise insulation and safety features. It is being assembled from Montgomery in Alabama and Ulsan in South Korea and is set to reach Hyundai dealers by January. Well equipped with enhanced safety technologies and premium convenience features, the new Elantra is set to be a class apart.
The salient features that enhance the car’s safety levels are incredible. It is eyeing to bag a Top Safety Pick+ rating by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and also a high 5-Star Safety rating by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).
Stronger and advanced chassis The new Elantra has been fitted with a lighter but stronger chassis which owes its properties to its 53% composition of advanced stainless steel as compared to 21% in the earlier models.
As a consequence, the car gives an improved riding and handling experience, is quieter to drive and is more durable, with a 29.5% stiffer torsional rigidity and 25.3 higher bending strength. The car has 40 times higher structural adhesive application and more reinforcement in its welding areas.
These structural adhesives are derived from aerospace engineering technologies and help in achieving improved NVH and enhanced dynamics by making the engine chassis stiffer. These innovative engineering changes in the new model are aimed at bagging top safety rankings with IIHS and NHTSA.
Apart from the standard iPhone/USB auxiliary input jacks and Sirius XM satellite radio, the 2017 Elantra has two new infotainment devices along with the base audio system. The digitally connected passengers can enjoy the 7 inch Display Audio touch screen system with a rear view camera. The second one is Hyundai’s next generation navigation system. Android Auto is present in both the devices that allow excellent sync with smart phone functions like navigation apps, voice searches and streaming audio. There is a second USB port available for charging of the smart phones that are integrated through a wired connection – a first-time feature for a Hyundai vehicle.