As Hyundai prepares for a redesign of its Elantra compact car, the automaker is adding a 2016 variant with a Value Edition trim while keeping the vehicle’s starting price at $18,075, including shipping.
The slightly freshened 2016 Elantra features Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design language with sweeping edges along the doors and either side of the hood. It is offered in SE, Value Edition, Sport and Limited trims. It is on sale in the U.S.
The redesigned 2017 Elantra will be introduced in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show and go on sale in the U.S. in early 2016.
The South Korean automaker added the Value Edition trim to its best-selling nameplate for 2016 to help empty Elantra stock while remaining competitive in the compact car segment. The Value Edition comes standard with a six-speed automatic and added standard features for a sticker price of $20,525.
“This is really a compelling offer at the price point,” Hyundai spokesman Rob Lescaille said.