2021 Hyundai Model Year Changes

2021 Hyundai Model Year Changes


2019 Hyundai Accent

No changes, unless you count a new shade of gray exterior paint and the discontinuation of beige.



All-new, the Elantra has distinctive new styling similar to the new-for-2020 Sonata, but more aggressive.

A new N-Line Elantra will feature a 201-horsepower 1.6 turbo 4-cylinder engine, a manual or automatic transmission and Summer performance tires.

Elantra GT

The last Hyundai wagon is discontinued. It lasted longer than its cousin, the Forte5, but with new tiny utes such as the Venue and Kona, it no longer fits in the market.

2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid stock photo 1


No changes.

2020 Hyundai Kona


A new Night Edition comes with the 1.6 Turbo, 18-inch black semi gloss alloy wheels, LED lights and gloss black trim.

2020 Hyundai Kona Electric

Kona Electric

No changes.


No changes.


2021 Hyundai Palisade Calligraphy courtesy Hyundai News

The new Palisade Calligraphy is now the top of the line of Hyundai’s newest sport utility.The Calligraphy includes unique 20-inch wheels, puddle lamps under the side mirrors, unique premium grille, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, unique LED signature rear lighting and quilted door panels and upholstery.

Packaging content is simplified.

2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid stock photo


A high-performance N Line, with Hyundai’s new 2.5 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is coming. Expect 290 horsepower, an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic, 245/40R19 tires and larger brakes (13.6 inches in front!).

Larger, performance-oriented 19-inch wheels and tires are available, standard on SEL Plus, a precursor to the performance N Line.

Safe Exit Warning is now an option: it uses the Blind Spot Warning sensors and warns of approaching vehicles or bikes so that you don’t open a door into moving traffic. It is included with the optional BSW and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Sonata Hybrid

No changes.

2020 Hyundai Tucson


No changes except color options.


The Veloster N’s performance package is now standard including the 275-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo. The Veloster N also now offers an automatic transmission, a brand new 8-speed dual clutch. The Veloster N also gets standard Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning and Rear Cross-traffic Collision Warning.

2021 Hyundai Venue stock photo


New for 2020, the Venue’s manual transmission is discontinued. This means stick-shift models will be one model year rare. Alloy wheels are now standard.

Blind-Spot Collision Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, and 17-inch wheels are now standard on SEL.

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