2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan

Hyundai has come out with mid-cycle refresh for all three body styles of the Elantra during the 2013 Los Angeles Motor Show. The new renderings are comprehensive, with changes much more than just the headlights or taillights. Prominent was the 2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan.

The significant changes come in the form of a new 2.0 liter powertrain and a new Sport trim.2014-Hyundai-Elantra-Sedan-in-red-B

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: $17,500.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 13.2 gals (50 L) Miles Per Gallon: 28 city / 38 hwy
Dimensions*
Length: 178.3 in. (452.9 cm) Wheel Base: 106.3 in. (270 cm)
Height: 56.5 in. (143.5 cm) Width: 69.9 in. (177.5 cm)
Curb Weight: 2661 lbs (1207 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 14.8 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 4 Cylinder Nu GDI Displacement: 2.0 Liter
Horsepower: 173 HP Max RPM: 6500 RPM
Torque: 154 lb-ft @4700 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual

* 2013 GLS specs

Engines & Performance

The Sports trim of the 2014 Elantra Sedan comes equipped the all-new 2.0 liter engine that produces 173 horsepower @ 6500 rpm and generates a torque of 154 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm. This means a 17% increase in power and 18% increase in torque over the 1.8 liter engine.

The new engine is estimated to provide you with 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
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The previous 1.8 liter engine still gives you produces 145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of peak torque. In addition to giving you 28 city/38 highway mpg.

Other changes include a re-tuned suspension that boasts of a larger front sway bar and stiffer springs. The Electronic power steering has also been reprogrammed.

Exteriors

The new Elantra sedan receives restyled front and rear fascias. New fog lamps, projector headlights, a chrome belt line and an exposed single exhaust tip are welcome additions.

The rear spoiler and the optional LED taillights add sophistication to the car. The chrome belt line trim adorns the flanks and an 'open-mouth’ lower grille bumper provides a more focused look. The sleek roofline, the muscular wheel arches and the flowing lines give the Elantra a 'Fluid Sculpture’ design.

Interiors

The interior has been refined, which gives it a more premium feel. Aluminum accents have been added.

Hyundai has packed in a new touch screen display with a navigation system and new HVAC controls. The slightly darker beige used gives it a richer look.

The Sports and Limited trims feature aluminum pedals and door sill plates. Also, Hyundai has improved in reducing the cabin noise.

The new Hyundai Elantra Sedan is expected to hit the streets in early 2014.
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