The 2017 model year Elantra featured the Value Edition model, and now the popular compact sedan is getting yet another trim level to go with the 2018 model year update.
The South Korean automaker’s value proposal for the compact segment is getting a new trim – SEL – for the 2018 model year. It comes pre-loaded with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay inside the seven-inch Display Audio infotainment system, which also has Sirius XM, HD Radio and six speakers. Other perks for this model include the 16-inch alloy wheels, 3.5-inch TFT mono instrument cluster display, heated mirrors, auto headlamp control, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, as well as Lane Change Assist. All trim levels can be had with the new Machine Gray exterior hue, as well as all features of Hyundai Blue Link for free during the first three years.
The Elantra Limited also boasts an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink, while the Sport packs a power sunroof and a range of active safety features. Since the Elantra is a sensible proposition, customers might want to take a look at the Eco version, which uses a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder GDI engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission for an EPA-rated 35 miles per gallon combined. The Elantra can also be had as a five-door hatchback in the form of the GT version.