Has a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.27.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has been detailed in a new video by Consumer Reports. The new generation model has already been launched in its home market, South Korea.
The sixth generation Elantra is touted to be an evolution over its predecessor, with a revised design that improves the car's aerodynamics. The company claims that the 2016 Elantra is the most aerodynamic car in its segment as it has a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.27. The new Elantra is also touted to be more engaging to drive.
The new Elantra, which is 20 mm longer and 25 mm wider, gets a 53 percent concentration of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) in its body structure, as a result of which the 2016 model is said to be significantly stiffer compared to its predecessor.
In its home market, the sedan is offered with three engine choices comprising of two petrol and one diesel unit. The petrol options are the 1.6-litre GDi and the 2.0-litre MPi, which are offered with the choice of a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine - 1.6-litre CRDi is the only motor that can optionally be ordered with Hyundai's new seven-speed Dual-Clutch Transmission.
In the US, the Elantra is available with the 1.4-litre T-GDI petrol engine with the seven-speed DCT and with the 2.0-litre Atkinson-cycle, naturally-aspirated petrol engine with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is expected to be locally manufactured and launched in India towards the end of 2016, or in early-2017.
2016 Hyundai Elantra - Video