2021 Hyundai Elantra First-Look Video: Interior, Tech … and Triangles

2021 Hyundai Elantra 2021 Hyundai Elantra | photo by Joe Bruzek

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is all-new, and we first got a look at it at an online preview reveal, but this is actually the first time we’re up close with it. Normally, you’d see this — along with us — at an auto show, but since auto shows aren’t happening right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we recently got some seat time in the Elantra, let’s give you a quick tour inside and out.

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This is a pre-production unit of the top trim level, the Limited, and it’s about 98% of what you’d expect to see from a production version that goes on sale in the fall. What you’ll notice at first is that it looks like a mini-Sonata. (The new Sonata debuted the new styling direction for Hyundai on its sedans). The Elantra is aggressively styled, and a unique feature of its styling is the use of triangles, including along the grille — which is huge — and the stamped triangular design on the sides.

Inside, the first thing you’ll notice are the dual 10.25 screens — one for infotainment and one for the fully digital gauge cluster. What’s unique about this is that it’s all under one continuous piece of glass. Overall, the cockpit gives you a very driver-oriented layout. Additionally, you sit low in the Elantra and the dashboard is also low, which is great for visibility and also gives you a sporty feel. The seating position is more comparable to the Honda Civic than the Toyota Corolla or Volkswagen Jetta.

Check out more of my thoughts about the new 2021 Hyundai Elantra, inside and out, and stay tuned for more to come, including how it drives.

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