The South Korean automobile has once again updating the nameplate for the 2020 model year with additional standard features. Well these features developed to make driving safer and more suitable, with a new transmission that boosts fuel efficiency. Hyundai Elantra, it is one of its most popular and most affordable models, to comprehensive updates for the 2019 model year.
Finally, Hyundai has given all the details on the compact sedan, and there are more transmission updates, including the loss of the manual transmission. But other models also see a fuel economy improvement.
2020 Hyundai Elantra
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is the ultimate road drive choice. With its latest update, the Elantra drops the row-it-yourself shifter in place of the company’s “intelligent” continuously variable transmission, or a seven-speed dual-clutch, depending on the trim. On the other hand, inside the car the features added are automatic dual-zone climate control and a 3.5-inch thin-film transistor (TFT) information display screen.
Hyundai developed a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that replaces the six-speed automatic that was previously available on most trim levels. The company claims switching from a conventional automatic to a gear-less CVT improves efficiency by two mpg in a combined cycle across the board.
According to the road safety authority and experts, front collision technologies helps reduce rear-end collisions by 50 percent. The big news for 2020 is that every Elantra, from the cheapest model to the most expensive variant, offers front collision assist. This technology relies on the front-facing camera to detect an imminent collision, warn the driver about it, and automatically apply the brakes if needed.
The Engine and Models
While coming to the power, the Hyundai Elantra has different drive models and engines. The standard engine is a naturally aspirated (read: turbo-less), 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 147 horsepower. Besides the basic model, the Eco models receive a turbocharged, 1.4-liter four with 128 hp on tap. Then, finally, the enthusiast-baiting Sport model benefits from a 1.6-liter turbo four that puts 201 hp under the driver’s right foot. Hyundai also gifted the Sport model with a redesigned rear suspension to improve handling.