The 2017 Hyundai Elantra – AJAC pick for Best New Small Car

The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada voted the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra the Best New Small Car of the Year and consumers have agreed by making the Elantra one of the best-selling passenger cars in Canada. This helped to propel more than one million Hyundais onto the Canadian roads since they opened their doors in Canada.

What’s New?

HYUNDAI_Elantra_1The Elantra got a new look this year along with an overhaul of the technology packages. In the new look, the Elantra has a classier exterior. From the smooth front end to the gentle slope of the back glass, everything about the Elantra appears to be subtle. With the exception of some sharp creases in the lines of the doors, it is filled with rounded edges for a soft look.  Even the grille and front lights are concise, yet functional.

The entire body is built around advanced high strength steel that makes up the SUPERSTRUCTURE™ of the car. This structure adds a new standard in rigidity and increases safety. It also helps to deliver a ride that you may expect from a larger car. All of this in the compact body of the Elantra.

The quiet, comfortable cabin makes daily commutes that much more pleasant, and you’ll be surrounded by all of the latest technology and safety equipment.

Hyundai took care when they laid out the cabin in the new Elantra. All of that new technology is within easy reach thanks to the easy-to-read infotainment centre, the steering wheel mounted controls for your Bluetooth® device and other compatible devices and large dash instruments.

With this update, Hyundai improved their cloth seats and made them from a higher grade of material that makes them very durable. The seats are ample and can be upgraded to power adjustments. The leather seats in the Limited Ultimate model come with 8-way power adjustments and lumbar support. All models come with standard heated front seats, and heated rear seats are available in some models.


Superior Handling and Safety

Since it has been constructed from high strength steel, the new Elantra comes equipped with suspension components that have been tuned with precision in order to absorb energy and roll with every corner and turn. The suspension is made up of MacPherson struts with coil springs on the front and a torsion axle on the rear.  The stability and handling are all built around this SUPERSTRUCTURE™ frame.

In addition, the SUPERSTRUCTURE™ offers a stiff and strong body that can absorb impact should there be an accident. Hyundai added structural adhesives that are designed to reinforce important areas in the body.

Other safety features available in the Elantra include Autonomous Emergency Braking, Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Warning. It comes with seven airbags, ABS and vehicle stability management.

There are six models to choose from, and each model is powered by a 2.0-litre MPI Atkinson DOHC inline 4-cylinder normally aspirated engine with single exhaust and six-speed manual or automatic transmission depending upon which model you choose. You get 9.1L/100kms city, 6.6 highway with the manual transmission and 8.3L/100kms city and 6.4 highway with the automatic.

The new 2017 Hyundai Elantra has too many features to mention here so come down and see us. We’ll show you the Elantra lineup and take you on a test drive. We think you’ll be impressed.