Concerned about the emissions and consumption of one of its most popular models sold in the US, Hyundai announced the introduction of a new version of Elantra. It bears the name Eco to suggest its green credentials.
The pricing for the all-new 2017 Elantra Eco is starting at $20,650. Elantra Eco is the most fuel efficient Elantra, delivering an EPA estimated 40 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg in combined city and highway driving. These mpg ratings could result in an average annual fuel cost of just $900.
Watched from the outside, Elantra Eco’s LED daytime running lights flank a bold hexagonal grille. On the inside, there is a standard seven-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support.
Additional standard features include Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert and Lane Change Asist, proximity key with push-button start, heated front seats, dual automatic temperature control and a leather wrapped shift knob and steering wheel with audio, cruise and Bluetooth controls.
The all-new 1.4-liter Kappa engine produces 128-horsepower and 156 lb.-ft. torque at a low 1,400~3,700 rpms. The Kappa engine is matched with a seven-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission.