Hyundai Motor Company, the South Korean multinational automaker is all set to launch 2014 Hyundai Elantra, this month.
The new car will feature significantly different suspension set-up and tuned by Australian engineers, by doing so the company claims that the car has now improved ride quality and the body control.
Some of the new external features of the car include new alloy wheels, redesigned headlights with ‘blade’ LEDs, and tail-lights with black surrounds.
The interior modifications include re-designed air vents, which have been raised from flanking the lower climate controls to sitting either side of a new infotainment screen, new ventilation and audio/sat-navigation controls.
The 2014 Elantra will feature the same old 1.8-litre petrol engine coupled with six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
The company has also included some of the new and interesting features like Blue Link telematics service, which brings in plenty of new functionalities and services such as voice text messaging, point-of-interest web search and download, automatic collision notification, and remote vehicle unlocking in addition to traffic, weather, restaurant and nearby gas station information.
The interior of the car is now quieter as the company has used a plethora of NVH-combating measures, which includes an extra A-pillar foam, a full underbody cover and anti-vibration dash panel material.
The company has decided to launch the Elantra in three different models, which are sedan, coupe and GT. Because of the increased interior space, the 2014 Elantra is now considered a midsized car.
At the same time the company stated that the upgraded models will feature new navigation system, driver selectable steering weight, bigger wheels, one-touch windows, sunroof and other additional small features.
The entry-level Elantra SE sedan will be available with a price tag of $18,010 (including destination), i.e. a $250 increase over last year.