New Value Edition for 2016 Hyundai Elantra: Available at Lake Norman Hyundai

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You don't have to wait any longer for the roll-out of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra line; the vehicles are arriving at dealerships all over North America this month. So what's new in 2016? For starters, Hyundai's best-selling compact arrives with subtle changes from the 2015 model year, but one of the biggest updates is the release of an all-new trim: the 2016 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition.

This new trim is one step up from the base model Elantra SE, and just below the Elantra Sport and Elantra Limited trims. Customers are bound to love the new Elantra Value Edition, as there are tons of premium features incorporated at the trim level for just a small increase in price from the base model. In fact, the Value Edition adds plenty of Hyundai's signature near-premium features, like a power-sliding sunroof, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

 

Added Features in the 2016 Elantra Value Edition

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Like the SE and Limited, the Value Edition Elantra features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 143 horsepower and 130 pound-feet of torque. The SE and Value Edition receive an estimated 28/38/32 MPG city/highway/combined. For added power, drivers can opt for the Elantra Sport, which is the only vehicle in the line to feature a 2.0-liter, 173-horsepower four-cylinder. Both the Sport and Limited feature a slight decrease in MPG.

The Elantra Value Edition packs in an impressive suite of features, compared to the Elantra SE. These features include:

 
       
  • Special 16-inch alloy wheels, compared to the SE's wheel covers
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  • Exterior accents, including chrome beltlines, turn signals on the side mirrors and aluminum door sills
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  • A leather-wrapped, tilt/telescope steering wheel and leather-wrapped shift knob
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  • Heated front seats
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  • Proximity Key with push button start
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  • 4.3-inch LCD display with back-up camera
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  • Steering-mounted audio controls
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  • Bluetooth hands-free calling

Upgraded Features in the Elantra Sport and Limited

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The Value Edition, Sport and Limited share many of these features, but one of the biggest differentiators is that the Value Edition is the only Elantra to feature a standard sunroof. Yet, the Sport and Limited do feature their own upgraded features. For instance, both the Sport and Limited feature a black chrome grille, compared to the Value Edition's standard chrome grille, and both feature projector headlamps.

 

The 2016 Elantra Sport, on the other hand, has lost a few features compared to last year's edition the moonroof and leather seating but the price has been adjusted to reflect those changes. Plus, the Sport is equipped with addition performance features and styling like 17-inch alloy wheels, aluminum pedals, a standard 6-speed manual (compared to the standard 6-speed SHIFTRONIC in other 2016 Elantra trims), and sport-tuned steering and suspension.

In the 2016 Elantra Limited, upgraded features include heated rear seats, leather seating surfaces, BlueLink Telemetrics and the option to upgrade to a 7-inch touchscreen display. The Limited also features upgraded 17-inch alloys, chrome door handles, and driver-selectable steering settings.

2016 Hyundai Elantra: All Trims Available Now

It's that time of year: Manufacturers are shipping their 2016 models. And that's true about the 2016 Hyundai Elantra. They're becoming available at dealerships across the country, and this will likely be the final year of the current Elantra design. Industry insiders are predicting that Hyundai will unveil a completely redesigned 2017 Elantra at the Los Angeles International Auto Show later this year. So, if you're a fan of the current design, this year is the perfect time to pick up one of these Elantras.

Visit Lake Norman Hyundai today and test drive the all-new Elantra Value Edition.

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