2017 Hyundai Elantra: a Quick test drive
Five first impressions about 2017 Hyundai Elantra
When you think you’ve chosen the best compact sedan, there is another novelty, which has even higher performance. This time in her role, the Hyundai Elantra. Look at the technical specifications of the Korean news.
A cursory look at the Elantra 2017 model year enough to understand, it is a car of the middle class, which in many respects claims to be a much larger monastery. For almost a decade, Hyundai has sought to do so, and it seems the Koreans still managed to reach a goal, to reverse the attitude of buyers to your sedan.
On what grounds was it determined? American journalist will tell us about this, after spending the day in a brand new Hyundai Elantra sedan. First brief impressions of the new Hyundai.
Good, clean, exciting design the Hyundai
Hyundai continues to create increasingly exquisite and sophisticated outfits for your sedan, they intersect softness and high automotive fashion. On the one hand, the Elantra well detailed, on the other, her soft contours as if lulled to sleep, setting a serene mood.
Attractive 17-inch wheels not to overestimate the ability of a hypothetical car that focuses on comfort. Although, who are surprised by the 17 disks? In Elantra it is not important, much more important than depth “drawing” of the body.
And really, you can endlessly look at the silhouette of the new Korean sedan. Side, front, back, and again and again to catch myself thinking that somewhere you’ve seen it, somehow he knows. The answer is simple, despite the significant difference from the previous generation Elantra, the latter inexplicably adopted the way of its predecessor, embodying it in a more mundane, streamlined form.
So easy to operate that even a child could do it
The last Hyundai product I was faced with one common impression of a single trait that is now inherent in almost all Hyundai latest generations, is adaptability.
Model configuration Limited gets all of the technologies, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which will be displayed on a bright 8-inch touch screen with good response on the commands of passengers. However, many of the commands are duplicated in the usual buttons that allow you to perform most of the tasks simpler and easier. Conveniently, when there is plenty to choose from.
The list of technologies will capture your imagination, because the Elantra 2017 are (or can be installed):
Seven airbags (including airbag for driver’s knees)
Electronic Stability Control
Vehicle Stability Management
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (follow the tyre pressure).
Moreover, the machine is a combined Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection Lane Keep Assist
Blind Spot Detection
Lane Change Assist
And some other important functions. In General, all as in adults, the Hyundai has really grown.
Unusually has a function of automatic closing of the trunk (in this configuration are provided and such), when you open the lid it starts beeping furiously, drawing the attention of casual witnesses of this enchanting action. Surely at this point they think, “What’s wrong with this machine?” But actually everything is fine, just need to get my bag out of the trunk.
Not a single design. The technical side is also important for Hyundai
Before arrival incendiary Elantra Sport, the only engine for the Elantra 2017 will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 147 horsepower and six-speed automatic transmission. Can its performance the car does not Shine, but the technical filling works smoothly. It was hard to expect that the Elantra will boldly go and show good traction on the bottoms and a good dynamic pickups. Nevertheless after a day out in the urban and extra-urban test, the car showed itself to be just that way.
Fuel economy Hyundai Elantra official paper estimates amounted to 8 liters per 100 km in the city and 6 liters on the highway. During the 130 kilometer blitz-test, held mostly in the city managed to achieve a fuel consumption of approximately 11 liters. The new Elantra model year 2017 have yet to prove their moderation in-town trips.
$27.000 (1.700.000 rubles) for Hyundai in picking Limited
Considered Elantra Limited with all your options will cost $27.585. By the standards of North America it is on par with the Honda Civic Touring similar configuration and Nissan Sentra. In our reality with the current exchange rate of the considered equipment will be almost 2 million. It’s clear that none of the money Hyundai Elantra we have in the country will not take. Therefore, with the maximum specifications you can say goodbye and meet more modest versions with engines of 1.6 and 1.8 liters, the price from 800.000 to 1.000.000 rubles, that’s how much are the redesigned Elantra the fifth generation.
The rise in the cost of the new model is very likely, especially given the many new features of the sedan, however, will increase the price, will only show official price tags of Hyundai.