Browse 2017 Hyundai Elantra sixth generation [Technical specifications and photos]
2017 Hyundai Elantra, the middle class for a small price
Cars from Korea has already gained a reputation for reliable, well-equipped and modern vehicles. This fact allows manufacturers to position their model in more prosperous middle class. For example — the Hyundai Elantra, which, given the attractive rates, there is every chance to occupy a large portion of the market.
The appearance of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra
The exterior design of the current generation model has become more Mature, but lost part of stylish solutions such as the rear lights like passing on the wings. In General, the shape became closer to the sedan of a business class i40, which only adds to his gravitas. High window-sill line on the rear door was kept as sloping roof that adds a sporty touch and clearly hints at the target audience for which important dynamic drive and the associated excellent aerodynamics.
Present and rather controversial decisions, such as the trapezoidal grille, the style of which is inherent in older models from Aston Martin, and later moved to a more affordable Ford or Audi. This move has added car-aggressive, but completely denies it the front part of individuality.
The side air intakes in the front bumper and a sloping hood line stylized functional elements of sports cars, however, before us is a typical representative of the middle class, which has, however, outstanding aerodynamic performance. The drag coefficient is only 0.28.
Despite the fact that the appearance of the model was carefully hidden, the expectation was clearly not justified. The design turned out to be too predictable, and after the publication of the official pictures agiotage has not caused. However you need to give the developers credit – car a harmonious and developed, and 17-inch wheels fit perfectly in its side profile.
Generally viewed corporate profile of the group, called the “Fludic Sculpture 2.0”. But as for functionality, it was a sacrifice in favor of striking appearance, in particular the trunk lid is quite narrow and has an irregular geometric shape.
Interior the Hyundai Elantra sixth generation
If the appearance of the car has retained a recognizable and differs mainly nuances, the interior has been completely redesigned. Applied higher quality materials and finishes, modified design, rebuilt the architecture of the Central console, which is in confirmation of the sport’s image a bit deployed to the driver.
The car has excellent sound insulation inherent in more expensive models, which together with carefully selected details provides a decent acoustic comfort.
It should be noted that the sloping roofline somewhat limits the supply of space over the heads of the rear passengers, as a direct competitor of the model is the Renault Fluence that the family car is a major shortcoming.
Much attention is paid to multimedia stuffing of the car, a head part which is sufficiently large eight-inch touch screen on the center console. The system is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which allows you to synchronize with any smartphone.
Already in the basic equipment list includes: rear view camera, the image quality of which leaves much to be desired, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, light sensors and rain. In the optional Parking assistant and automatic emergency braking.
The sixth generation Elantra offers a choice of two petrol (base, 1.6-liter and a power of 132 HP, and a two-liter unit, outstanding power 149 HP) and one diesel engine working volume of 1.6 liters and 136 HP, the Manufacturer does not exclude the possibility of a hybrid version. Diesel will be available with semidiaphanous automatic transmission packaged with two clutches. For the average sedan of the middle class power engines listed enough, but their capabilities clearly come into dissonance with aggressive and dynamic appearance.
The manufacturer confidently announces high efficiency new Elantra and claims expense on a suburban road at 6 liters per 100 kilometers. As for the urban cycle, the figure increases to 8 liters. Given a sufficiently large mass of the car and used in a new generation of high-alloyed steels, which increases its torsional stiffness, performance is very optimistic and is not likely to take into account the real traffic situation.
Thus, we are dealing with a traditional mistake many brands, which consists in equipping the dynamic design of the car is very mediocre on the power of the engines. With that said, tight suspension, rigid body, excellent aerodynamics and sharp steering with good feedback, top-end equipment should have a six-cylinder engine.
The steering is sharp enough, elektrooniliselt that allows you to make active the rebuild, and the body roll is almost imperceptible thanks to a well-tuned hard suspension. What suspension was the most seriously reworked element of the platform, and got a completely new kinematics, new springs and dampers with different characteristics. Despite this, it implemented technical solutions are quite simple and typical of most budget models. In particular, the front suspension is independent with struts type Mac fearson, and rear – semi-torsion. All brakes – disc, which has already become the norm for such vehicles.
The Elantra has grown slightly in comparison with the previous generation, and now its length is 4570 mm, which is about halfway between C+ D and a full class. Regarding the efficiency of space usage, here adopted is not entirely a rational decision – to leave the old base of 2700 mm, while the increase in overall dimensions. At a sufficiently spacious cabin is forgivable miscalculation, especially in 25 mm width was increased and the sixth generation is 1800 mm. rose Slightly and the height is 5 mm, which is obviously insufficient, especially in terms of supply of space over the heads of the passengers in the second row.
Russian buyers offered the car Kaliningrad Assembly, which was launched at the enterprise “Avtotor” in may 2016. The base engine for the domestic market – from the old generation, a working volume of 1.6 liters and capacity of 118 HP as the top invited the aforementioned two-liter motor, with which the acceleration to 100 km/h is just 8.8 seconds. The choice offered a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
The starting price of the machine – 899 thousand rubles. Equipment for the Russian market much lower. So, even in the maximum configuration the car is equipped with multimedia system with a modest five inch display. In the initial version, instead of the climate control and does the proposed primitive air conditioning. The maximum cost of new items, including additional equipment will be 1 199 thousand rubles. This will somewhat reduce the temperature of potential buyers, because in this price range, quite a lot of offers from big-name corporations.
Thus, the sixth generation Elantra has all chances to continue the successful line of the family, whose history since 1990. Striking design, attention to finishes and detailing of the characteristics of the platforms deserve attention of consumers. The car was very balanced for the middle class, and promised attractive against the competitors price will allow you to find a buyer.
Author: S. Vasilenko