Safety comes first in the redesigned 2019 Elantra
Hyundai SmartSense safety and convenience technologies enhance driver assurance
The redesigned 2019 Elantra sedan conveys emotion with a new intense design, while delivering a sophisticated driving experience through Hyundai SmartSense safety and convenience technologies. Hyundai SmartSense offers a variety of advanced active safety and convenience features. SmartSense technologies available as options on the 2019 Elantra include: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Assist and Safe Exit Assist. The newly designed 2019 Elantra will be available later this fall.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety data shows that Automatic Emergency Braking and Forward Collision Warning, which are both integrated into Hyundai’s Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, are associated with a 50 percent reduction in rear-end collisions. In addition, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 94 percent of serious vehicle crashes involve human error, which is why advanced safety technologies like Lane Keep Assist have the potential to save lives.
2019 ELANTRA SEDAN UPDATES
Exterior design changes
New hood, front fenders, front fascia,
grille and headlights
New trunk, taillights and rear fascia
New 16- and 17-inch wheel designs
New 15-inch alloy wheel design on Eco
LED headlights applied to Limited and
Interior design changes
New center cluster
Air vents AVN/Audio/Temperature controls Storage tray
New instrument cluster and housing
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist applied to SEL trim and above
Lane Keep Assist applied to SEL trim
Driver Attention Alert applied to SEL
trim and above
Safe Exit Assist added to Limited with
Standard: 5-inch color audio system
Bluetooth and steering wheel audio
controls applied to SE manual
Blue Link Connected Car System with
three years of complimentary Blue Link services applied to Value Edition
Qi wireless charging applied to Limited
Available AVN 5.0 with faster processor,
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and HERE HD Traffic 8-inch Multimedia Navigation System offered with higher level trims
Infinity premium audio with 8 speakers
including a center channel and subwoofer applied to Limited
Smart Shift Drive Mode applied to SEL
Standard: Rear view camera with dynamic
Now in its sixth generation, the Elantra has sold more than 3 million units since its launch in the U.S. in 1991. Elantra has received numerous accolades including the most recent IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus for model year 2018. In addition to quality, reliability and being backed by America’s Best Warranty, the JD Power IQS recently awarded Hyundai third place overall in the highly regarded industry quality study. The Elantra is built in Hyundai’s Montgomery, Alabama plant and its Ulsan, South Korea facility.
“Refinements to both the interior and exterior were initiated on the 2019 Elantra to maintain its emotional design character and include affordable and desired features,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai. “The hood, front fenders, fascia, grille and headlights as well as the rear fascia, trunk and taillights each have been redesigned to convey a catchy and confident image. On the rear of the vehicle, the license plate has been relocated to the lower fascia to further enhance the new body sculpture.”
Cutting-edge SmartSense safety features have been added to the 2019 Elantra. Most of these features have been added to the SEL trim level and above meaning they are now available on 75 percent of the Elantra lineup. SmartSense safety features have been added to the SEL, Value Edition, Eco, Limited and Sport (SEL and above) trims and include the following:
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
(camera-only type) that is designed to help detect and monitor the vehicle ahead and warn the driver if a collision may be imminent. The system also initiates automatic braking when it detects a slower or stopped vehicle ahead.
Lane Keep Assist that detects the lane
on the road and may apply steering wheel control if the vehicle leaves the lane when the vehicle speed is over 40 mph.
Driver Attention Alert that warns the
driver of tired driving patterns with an audible alert and visual warning displayed on the instrument cluster.
SmartSense features included on the Elantra Limited with Ultimate Package include:
Safe Exit Assist that may sound an alert
when a vehicle approaches from behind letting passengers know it may not be safe to open the door to exit the vehicle.
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
with Pedestrian Detection is a technology that utilizes both the front forward-facing radar and camera through sensor fusion to help detect a vehicle or pedestrian, and warn the driver of a potential collision. If the driver does not react to avoid the impact, the system may apply emergency braking in certain circumstances.
Additional Smart Sense Safety features include:
Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear
Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.
NEXT GENERATION INFOTAINMENT
The 2019 Elantra also debuts with Hyundai’s next generation AVN 5.0 infotainment system. This system features an upgraded processor for greater responsiveness, as well as an 8-inch screen vs. the 7-inch screen in the last generation Elantra. Using presets with AVN 5.0 is a snap because AM, FM and SiriusXM channels are now combined on one screen and also feature HERE HD Traffic (without a subscription). A bird’s eye view has also been added to navigation maps and drivers can now get traffic flow and incident data without ever paying for a subscription via HD Radio.
The Elantra is available with conveniences like Infinity Premium Audio with Clari-Fi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and wireless smartphone charging. MPG: Up to 32 city / 40 highway MSRP: From $17,100
Interior design changes in the 2019 Hyundai Elantra include a new center cluster, AVN/audio/temperature controls, a storage tray and new instrument cluster and housing.