2018 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid falls under the company’s 2020.22.2 Project. Hyundai has a vision that they will establish a full range of hybrid vehicles ranging from compact cars to SUVs by 2020. According to Hyundai’s 2020.22.2 Project, there will be 22 eco-friendly vehicles. This line-up will consist of 12 Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2 Fuel CellElectric Vehicles, 2 Fully Electric models and 6 Plug-In Hybrids.
As the HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) segment is emerging, Hyundai looks forward to becoming a leading automaker as the company is reported to make massive investments in green car technologies. According to market analysts, the green automobile market will expand up to 6.4 million units by 2020 fiscal year.
2018 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Exterior Body Design
Hyundai doesn’t fail in gracing their latest models with an excellent exterior update, and 2017 Elantra is evident to this. Similarly, 2018 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is expected to wear some minor aesthetic updates in its outer body.
The sharp accents of headlights will be retained along with the radiator grille. The front door mirrors will receive LEDs for turn signals. The beltline chrome molding on door trim will be retained as well. In its tailgate, the high-mounted stop lamp might get some revisions.
Interior cabin Changes
Besides being its utmost comfortable, the interior cabin of Hyundai Elantra features advanced ergonomics. Driver’s convenience is increased by the 3.5-inch mono TFT LCD in the gauge cluster. In addition, the dashboard will house an 8-inch touchscreen display with sync to navigation and infotainment system. For making the most out of entertainment, a premium Infinity sound system will be featured.
There’s no official information about what the drivetrain of 2018 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is going to be. To put out some assumptions, the previously used Gamma 1.6 liter T-GDi gasoline engine might be paired with an electric motor.
The charge capacity of the electric motor’s Li-Ion battery pack could not be sourced out as of now. The gasoline engine can produce 200 HP and 195 lb-ft of torque. These output figures are going to reach a higher number as the electric motor’s power will be coupled along. A 7-speed double clutch transmission system will be used. Also expect excellent fuel efficiency.
A better driving experience is maintained in Hyundai Elantra by its suspension system as it consists of a McPherson strut type suspension has been used on the front. This system has been optimized for providing a better steering response. Use of a tubular beam suspension system in the rear provides an enhanced torsional rigidity.
The smart drive system of this 2018 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid will be enhanced further by several intelligent safety features. Some of these are:
- Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
- Blind Spot Detection (BSD)
Price and Release Date
No official reports on the pricing of 2018 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is yet available. Experts have predicted that it could stay in the price range of $28,000 to $37,500. This model is likely to be presented in the last quarters of 2017.