In the automotive industry, it’s always important for carmakers to switch things up on occasion to make their models more appealing. That is why 2017 Hyundai Elantra technology updates—and a new powertrain option—have made Hyundai’s popular compact car even more competitive.
One of the biggest updates for the 2017 Elantra is a brand-new turbocharged engine, which is offered on the Elantra Sport model. This powertrain is a 1.5-liter inline-4 turbocharged engine that churns out 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. With this boost in pep, the Elantra Sport is quickly being considered one of the most appealing sporty compact cars in the industry.
Not only has the 2017 Elantra received a new turbocharged engine, but it also now comes with available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration systems. These systems allow smartphone users to mirror the screen of their phone directly on their Elantra’s touchscreen.
Other new updates include dual-zone automatic climate control, an Infinity-branded audio system, and a moon roof. It also has more safety technology, including a Lane Departure Warning System and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
If you’re interested in seeing the 2017 Hyundai Elantra technology updates for yourself, then stop in to Gossett Hyundai South to learn more.
The average car has over 30,000 parts. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of lesser-known car parts, keeping you up to speed on aspects of your car you might not have known about.
According to AutoWorld, some of the many car parts like this include the following:
- Secondary Air Injection Pump – Used for emissions control, this pumps or injects fresh air into the exhaust stream to enable better combustion of exhaustion gas. Although adding more air to the exhaust may sound strange, this allows unburned fuel in the exhaust to be easily eliminated.
- Balance Shaft – In basic terms, this part is just added weight. Dating back as early as 1904, this part has been used inside of the engine to smooth out unwanted vibrations. Because there are miniscule imperfections and imbalances, this keeps everything nice and smooth.
- Watt’s Link – Used in the rear suspension, this part is designed to prevent the sideways motion between the axle and the rest of the car. By stabilizing axle movement, you have more control and a steadier ride.
- Flex Disc – Also called a “giubo” (JEW-boh), this part makes the connection between the driveshaft and the differential. Transmitting rotational torque, this flexible rubber disc also reduces vibrations.
These are just some of the unusual and lesser-known parts that keep your car running every day. Though you might not know it, they’re always there working hard.