Hyundai launched the 2021 Elantra compact sedan in a special event at The Lot Studios in Hollywood, broadcasted around the world.
The 2021 model, which offers a hybrid model, has a number of technological highlights including the segment’s first wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
An optional Digital Key allows the Elantra to be unlocked, started and driven without the physical key via a smartphone or NFC card.
Hyundai says the ‘immersive cocoon’ interior offers an aircraft cockpit-like driver layout, while the low, wide structure provides ample room.
The interior has a 10.25in information display cluster and 10.25in infotainment system, angled for easy use.
The navigation has a bird’s-eye view and drivers get connected routings, providing multiple navigation options and real-time route updates.
Server-based routing makes the navigation experience similar to smartphone navigation apps.
Dual Bluetooth support is available, enabling two devices to be paired at the same time.
The navigation system also comes with three years of Blue Link Multimedia/Map updates as an optional extra.
The standard 8in Display Audio user interface lets users leave phone cords at home, with wireless charging being available.
Standard safety features on the 2021 Elantra include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning and a rear-view camera.
Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Highway Driving Assist, Safe Exit Warning and Reverse Parking Collision Avoidance Assist are optional extras through SmartSense.