The seventh-generation Hyundai Elantra is longer, wider and lower than the outgoing model and features coupe-like styling. The Elantra debuted at a livestream event in West Hollywood last week. Optional technology features include side-by-side instrument and infotainment screens under a single piece of glass. There also will be a hybrid model that's expected to average more than 50 mpg in combined driving. Hyundai says the Elantra is set to go on sale in the U.S. in the fourth quarter. Here's a roundup of initial Elantra reaction from the automotive media.
"... I think there's something in the water over at Hyundai because the 2021 Elantra looks very dramatic. Even better, it moves away from a look sponsored by triangles found in the current car. The jewel-pattern grille boasts integrated turn signals, and the grille helps shape the headlights. Hyundai also said it worked to integrate the jewel-like shapes along the side with a jagged look and the hood's profile is supposed to create a feeling of 'tension.' "
— Sean Szymkowski, Roadshow by CNET