2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

Discussion in 'Hyundai/Kia/Genesis Hybrids and EVs' started by farmecologist, Jul 21, 2021.

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    whew, took me awhile to recover from that photo :sick:
     
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    Really? I kinda like it. Well..I like the looks of it waaaaaaay more than the Gen4 Prius anyways! :whistle:
     
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    Looks great at night. The rear lights are very distinctive.
     
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    Ha, I liked the original gen4 tail lights,
    I must have bad taste
     
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    Haha..I've always had 'eccentric' taste in car design.

    I've been looking into the Hyundai hybrid system...and their dual clutch transmission ( DCT ) seems a bit dubious to me for long term reliability.

    Edit : Here is a decent video of how their system works :



    Unfortunately, no Weber Auto video to describe the inner workings.
     
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    I think they’ve had decent success. I would buy one if they had something I liked.
     
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    The DCT is a killer for those who keep their cars for a long time. Manual transmissions require clutch replacement, There are two in this Hyundai.

    The Prius transmission is nearly "bulletproof."
     
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    Absolutely...the dry clutch *will* cause issues for long term owners...no doubt about it. Because of that, the Hyundai hybrids are a no go for me at this time.

    Honestly, bad move by Hyundai to incorporate a DCT in these hybrids...pretty disappointing.
     
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    Other of their hybrids use automatic step transmissions.

    A parallel hybrid system has a cost advantage over a power-split. The hybrid premium for the Elantra is $675 less than the Corolla's. The use of a typical transmission allows for smaller motors for the same economy gains. The transmission does have more parts, but they are made of materials cheaper than the copper needed in a more powerful motor before we consider rare earth minerals for the magnets. Savings there go to the battery, which is about 50% higher capacity than what is in the Prius.
     
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