Just two weeks ago Hyundai unveiled the 2021 Hyundai Elantra, which arrives with a more distinct exterior that is also bigger than before. The 2021 Elantra also sees the introduction of the first ever Elantra Hybrid.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

The 2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that’s mated to a 32 kW electric motor and a 1.32 kWh lithium-ion-polymer battery. The hybrid powertrain generates a combined 139 horsepower and 195 lb-ft. of torque. Unlike other hybrids, the Elantra Hybrid doesn’t have an annoying CVT and instead has a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.

2021 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid

Hyundai estimates that the Elantra Hybrid will have a combined rating of more than 50 mpg.

How do those specs compare to the Elantra Hybrid’s rivals? The Honda Insight has a total 151.5 horsepower and has a combined rating up to 52 mpg, while the Toyota Corolla Hybrid has 121 horsepower and a 52 mpg combined mpg rating.

Marc Carter is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Torque Report. When he's not writing news or reviews for The Torque Report, he also contributes to Inhabitat.com.