While the 2018 Hyundai Elantra will not get a new look, it will gain a new trim level that replaces a popular optional package available with the SE trim.
Known as the SEL, this new trim replaces the SE’s Popular Equipment Package and gives the Elantra a model that splits the narrow gap between the SE and Value trims. Additional standard features on the SEL include blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and lane-change assist, a 7-inch display audio system with HD Radio, SiriusXM and six speakers, a rearview camera with dynamic guidelines, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/55R16 tires, four-wheel disc brakes, heated mirrors, automatic headlights, a 3.5-inch cluster display, and rear cup holders in the center console.
Other than the new SEL trim, there are a few other tweaks to the 2018 Elantra. On the Limited trim, buyers will now enjoy gloss-black interior accents, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and standard Blue Link and HomeLink. The Sport trim now gets a power sunroof, blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane-change assist standard. Finally, all trims gain a new Machine Gray color option and available free Blue :Link for three years.
All else remains unchanged for the 2018 Elantra, including its slew of available trims: SE, SEL, Value, Eco, Limited, and Sport.
Hyundai hasn’t announced when the 2018 Elantra will hit showroooms, nor has it announced pricing. Rumor has it, we’ll see the 2018 Elantra sometime in July. Keep it locked here for updates on this.