2020 Hyundai Elantra - Design, engine performance and pricing

31/12/2019

The 2020 Elantra is what we call "total package" in all areas- performance, designs, quietness, fuel efficiency and handling. Click here for the 2020 Hyundai Elantra review!

The Hyundai Elantra 2020 promises a newer perspective in its features as opposed to the 2017 design. Though the whole revamping started last year but this year’s own brings more refined interior and exterior design. This Elantra 2020 isn’t just about design, but overall performance and much more convenient driving for all car lovers across the globe. The cabin is now quieter and more organized than previous versions.

The automaker has effected an improvement in the safety and technological features present in the new model. The new development and refinement is an attempt by the company to put the Elantra 2020 at an advantage with its rivals in similar segment.

1. Stylish exterior & interior of Hyundai Elantra 2020

Hyundai continues its stylish look in this 2020 model. It looks like the model has lost its engulfing impression it previously had. Probably this was as a result of lower substantial market share. This also affects the strength of exterior design in the GT version.

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Take a look at Hyundai Elantra stylish GT version!

The sedan model features a reduced, large grille when you compare it to the hatchback. It promises a reduced outline when it comes to the area of the entry doors. The hatchback on the other hand promises a grille, which is quicker coupled with mesh insert. When it comes to the headlights of the two versions - sedan and hatchback, they look simple aside looking at the constraint tone. You would not enjoy the LED DRLs found in sedan version if you decide to go for the hatchback.

Generally, the optional front lights are rated very well but not much fancy is placed on the standard halogen headlights. At the rear, the sedan comes equipped with an adjustable deck cover and taillights while you would see round rear in the hatchbacks.

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No matter trim you go for, you will definitely get a quality build and well-refined Elantra

The interior promises lots of comfort when you decide to sit behind the wheel. This comfort also extends to the front seat passenger but the rear seat isn’t roomy enough for the passengers. The Elantra 2020 entrance seats have pillow which might not be a good option for back-end travelers. It has a suitable rear seat headroom and joint space for tall passengers. When it comes to the storage section, it comes with 14.4 cubic tons storage space. This space could be extended when you collapse the rear seats. You can easily manage the rear space using the touch controls.

The interior configuration of the hatchback is similar to the sedan but has a 2-inch shorter wheelbase, forming a 1-inch reduced legroom for passengers at the rear seats. With its foldable rear seat of 55.4 cubic feet of cargo space, the hatchback provides legroom of 24.9 cubic feet of room powering the seats at the rear of the car.

The standard features in the SE include:

  • 3.5-inch Liquid Crystal Display
  • 6-lecturer audio system

The standard features in the SEL trim include:

  • 7-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Automobile
  • Wireless Bluetooth connectivity

The Benefit Model promises an additional heated seats, a sunroof, leather-based covered equipment shifter and controls, dual-area weather handle. In its design, it also features textile covers.

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2. Hyundai Elantra 2020 Engine performance

The Hyundai promises four engines in the Elantra 2020 Elantra. It comes equipped with 2-liter four-tube engines in the four trims such as SE, SEL, Restricted and the Importance Edition trims. It has the generative capacity of 147 horsepower and 132 Ib-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission in the SE and GT. The EPA is rated at 26mpg for city driving while the highway EPA is rated at 36mpg for the version with manual transmission.

For the automatic transmission, it is rated 29mpg in the city and 38mpg on road hard disks. The engine configuration is similar to the one used on the Elantra GT but has been tweaked to be able to generate 162 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. For the GT, it offers 23mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway for manual gear box, and 24mpg and 32mpg for city and freeway drives respectively for the automatic gearbox.

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Whether manual or automatic gearbox, the fuel economy in the 2020 Elantra is just amazing

The GT Sports and Sport trims come equipped with a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline-4 with the ability to generate 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. They both feature a 6-velocity guidebook or a seven-rate dual-clutch intelligent gearbox. For the guide gearbox, the Sports’ trim EPA is rated at 22mpg and 30mpg for the city and freeway respectively. The versions with the automatic transmission enjoy 26mpg for driving within the city while the freeway drive is 33mpg. The GT Sports trim promises 22mpg for city and 29mpg on the freeway for the guidebook gearbox, its original gearbox offers 26mpg for city drive and 32mpg for roadway drive.

3. Prices of Hyundai Elantra 2020

The price of the 2020 Hyundai is considerably valued at an attractive and affordable price. This will go a long way in seducing lots of potential customers since we know what we will enjoy when we get one. For the base level, it has an MSRP of $17,835. You should be able to get the SEL trim for as low as under $20,000 while the Value Edition is priced around $21,000. To get the Eco trim, you would need to spend $21,500. The Sport version cost $22,985 while the Limited version goes for $22,800. You can get the best package for an additional $4,350.

For the hatchback, the foundation GT trim is slightly above $20,000 while you would get the GT Sport for $24,000. You should bear in mind that if you are getting any of the versions in Nigeria, after your local currency conversion, the prices are exclusive of additional payments you will have to pay to customs service and other persons involved in bringing your car to the door step.

Please note that these are suggested retail prices, excluding the delivery fees and varying at different dealerships across the country.

Price of Hyundai Elantra 2020 in Nigerian naira  
Model Price
 2020 Hyundai Elantra Base model ₦6.5 million
 2020 Hyundai Elantra SEL 7.2 million
 2020 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition 7.6 million
 2020 Hyundai Elantra Eco 7.8 million
 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sport 8.3 million
 2020 Hyundai Elantra Limited 8.2 million
 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT 7.2 million
 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport 8.7 million

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Video: Hyundai Elantra 2020 - Interior, Exterior, and Drive

The 2020 Hyundai Elantra review shows the two sides of every beautiful creation; “the good and the bad”. Admittedly, there is no perfect car out there. The most important line of action is to look at both sides and see if it really worth your time and money. If you finally decide, best of luck to you as you cruise it on Nigerian road.

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Oluwaseun Adenji