What's New for 2017: Hyundai

December 12, 2016

For 2017, the Hyundai lineup may look a little smaller on paper—that's because its Genesis and Equus sedans have now spawned their own division (conveniently called Genesis).

That doesn't mean that the rest of the Hyundai lineup has stood pat for 2017, however. The company has focused its efforts on its compact car range by revamping its popular Elantra and, soon, introducing a new model that will be available as a hybrid, an electric car, or a plug-in hybrid. That new frontier for Hyundai is called the Ioniq and, despite its pedestrian looks, it's certainly one of the most important new car offerings set to hit the market in 2017.

The automaker also performed what's called a mid-cycle update to its Santa Fe and smaller Santa Fe Sport crossovers; that's industry-speak for a few styling updates inside and out designed to keep the model fresh before a redesign in a couple of years. 

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Here's a more comprehensive look at what you'll find in a Hyundai showroom this year:

Hyundai Accent

  • New Value Edition includes upgrades like alloy wheels, audio controls on the steering wheel, cruise control, and Bluetooth for $705 more than the base model.
  • No changes.
  • All-new model available in three different engine configurations.
  • Currently only a sedan, but an Elantra GT will follow. 
  • Elantra Sport is the most performance-oriented Elantra ever, targeting the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.
  • All-new subcompact five-door hatchback model.
  • Available as a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, or an all-electric model.
  • Sized like the Elantra, but very distinct inside and out (not to mention under the hood).
  • Revised exterior styling.
  • Updated interior. 
  • Mirrors larger Santa Fe's new styling updates inside and out.
  • Dynamic headlights that curve with the steering wheel's motions added to options list.
  • Upgraded infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Two new colors.
  • Upgraded interior materials on SE.
  • Minor option package shuffling.
  • HD Radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto all added. 


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