Hydrogen gets Olympic platform
Elantra lighter, more nimble on its wheels
Hyundai’s Elantra compact sedan gets more aerodynamic styling, more horsepower and torque, and better fuel economy. It’s also lighter yet stronger through greater use of highstrength steels, and displays a more nimble driving nature with a revised suspension. Power output, fuel efficiency, comfort and safety features have all been upgraded with extensive use of new technology, said Yang Woong-Chul, vice-chairman of Hyundai Motor Group research and development. High-tech upgrades include a driver’s seat that remembers a driver’s preferred seating position, autonomous emergency braking, automatic high-beam dimming and blind-spot detection, as well as rear cross-traffic alert and hands-free auto-opening trunk.