Hyundai carried out some bold modifications on its Elantra model for the 2019 model year. And the South Korean car manufacturer is not leaving any stone unturned as it has made some updates for its Elantra 2020 model.
Coming on the heels of this change is an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) which will be added to the Hyundai Elantra 2020. It will be replacing the former six-speed automatic transmission and six-speed manual transmission on Elantra models fitted with Atkinson cycle 2L 4-cylinder engine.
Hyundai Elantra 2020 drops manual for Intelligent Variable Transmission
Although it's sad to see the manual transmission version moved aside, Naijauto learned that the new IVT will bring about a two to three mpg improvement when compared to the Elantra 2019. And as a result, the Elantra SE will earn an EPA rating of 35 mpg combined. The Elantra SEL, the Value Edition, and Limited will all return 34 mpg combined.
Aside from the new gearbox added to the Elantra 2020, it will also feature more standard equipment like a 3.5- inch TFT display, dual-zone automatic climate control system and SmartSense safety systems. Others Lane Keeping Assist, Driven Attention Warning, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.
Three engines are being made available. The previously mentioned four-cylinder engine produces 147 hp (109 kW/149 PS). The Elantra eco produces a turbocharged 1.4L four-cylinder that has 128 hp (95 kW/130 PS).
The Elantra Sport is coming back to the lineup but not with a manual transmission. To this effect, the turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder producing a 201 hp (150 kW/204 PS) is linked to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.
The Hyundai Elantra 2020 will start selling shortly with a starting price of $18,950 (₦6,822,000) which has been lifted up from $17,220 last year.