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2017 Elantra

A NEW STANDARD FOR GROUNDBREAKING.

The all-new 2017 Elantra is a groundbreaking vehicle, designed to bring new levels of sophistication to compact car customers. Our engineers set out to achieve a new standard for rigidity with a structure heavily composed of our Advanced High Strength Steel – the SUPERSTRUCTURE– which delivers a new level of ride comfort with smooth and precise handling and enhanced safety. Advanced technology such as the available Autonomous Emergency Braking system with Pedestrian Detection and the class-exclusive standard heated front seat are just further examples of our New Thinking, providing you with New Possibilities. Claim based on Global Automakers of Canada segmentation for the compact car segment.

Available Trims

All New Elantra L Manual

Key Features
Heated front seats
Remote keyless entry
Projection headlights
SUPERSTRUCTURE

Performance Features
City (MT) 9.1L/100km, Hwy (MT) 6.6L/100km, Combined (MT) 8.0L/100km
2.0L (1,999cc) MPI Atkinson DOHC normally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder
6-speed manual transmission
15 x 6.0J steel wheels

Safety Features
Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control system with Traction Control System
7 airbags including driver’s knee airbag
Remote keyless entry

Interior Features
AM/FM/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
Heated front seats
3.5” Segment LCD cluster display (conventional)
iPod®/USB/auxiliary connectivity
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers
Premium cloth seating surfaces
6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat
6-way manually adjustable front passenger’s seat
Driver’s seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger’s front seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger seatback pocket
60/40 split-folding rear seats
Sunglass holder
Cupholders, dual, front centre console-mounted
Cupholders, dual, centre console, rear-mounted (for rear seats)
Cabin air filter

Exterior Features
Headlights escort function
Projection headlights
Centre high mount stop lamp
Dual power-adjustable heated side mirrors
Front grille, silver finish

All New Elantra LE

Key Features

Includes L Manual features plus:


6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode
Air conditioning, manual climate control
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
Steering wheel-mounted audio and telephone controls

Performance Features
City (AT) 8.3L/100km, Hwy (AT) 6.4L/100km, Combined (AT) 7.4L/100km
2.0L (1,999cc) MPI Atkinson DOHC normally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder
6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode
15 x 6.0J steel wheels

Safety Features
Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control system with Traction Control System
7 airbags including driver’s knee airbag
Remote keyless entry

Interior Features
AM/FM/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
Heated front seats
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
Air conditioning, manual climate control
3.5” TFT monochromatic cluster display
iPod®/USB/auxiliary connectivity
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers
Premium cloth seating surfaces
6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat
6-way manually adjustable front passenger’s seat
Driver’s seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger’s front seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger seatback pocket
60/40 split-folding rear seats
Sunglass holder
Cupholders, dual, front centre console-mounted
Cupholders, dual, centre console, rear-mounted (for rear seats)
Steering wheel-mounted audio and telephone controls
Cabin air filter

Exterior Features
Headlights escort function
Projection headlights
Centre high mount stop lamp
Dual power-adjustable heated side mirrors
Front grille, silver finish

All New Elantra GL

Key Features

Includes LE Auto features plus:


Heated leather steering wheel
Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
7.0” touch-screen display with Android Auto and rearview camera
16” Alloy Wheels

Performance Features
City (AT) 8.3L/100km, Hwy (AT) 6.4L/100km, Combined (AT) 7.4L/100km
2.0L (1,999cc) MPI Atkinson DOHC normally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder
6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode
16 x 6.5J aluminum alloy wheels

Safety Features
Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control system with Traction Control System
7 airbags including driver’s knee airbag
Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Remote keyless entry

Interior Features
AM/FM/SiriusXM/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
7.0” touch-screen display with Android Auto
Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Sunvisors, illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Heated steering wheel
Heated front seats
Cabin air filter
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
Air conditioning, manual climate control
Cruise control
3.5” TFT monochromatic cluster display
iPod®/USB/auxiliary connectivity
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers
Premium cloth seating surfaces
6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat
6-way manually adjustable front passenger’s seat
Driver’s seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger’s front seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger seatback pocket
60/40 split-folding rear seats
Sunglass holder
Cupholders, dual, front centre console-mounted
Cupholders, dual, centre console, rear-mounted (for rear seats)
Steering wheel-mounted audio and telephone controls

Exterior Features
Headlights escort function
Projection headlights
Centre high mount stop lamp
Dual power-adjustable heated side mirrors
Front grille, silver finish
Automatic headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED side mirror turn signal repeaters
Roof-mounted SiriusXM™ antenna (body colour)

All New Elantra GLS

Key Features

Includes GL Auto features plus:


Sunroof, power tilt-and-slide
Proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition
Hands-free Smart Trunk and door handle lighting
17” aluminum alloy wheels

Performance Features
City (AT) 8.3L/100km, Hwy (AT) 6.4L/100km, Combined (AT) 7.4L/100km
2.0L (1,999cc) MPI Atkinson DOHC normally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder
6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode
17 x 7.0J aluminum alloy wheels

Safety Features
Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control system with Traction Control System
7 airbags including driver’s knee airbag
Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition

Interior Features
AM/FM/SiriusXM/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
7.0” touch-screen display with Android Auto
Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Sunvisors, illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Heated steering wheel
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats (bottom cushion, outboard seats only)
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic temperature control with auto-defogger
Cruise control
3.5” TFT monochromatic cluster display
iPod®/USB/auxiliary connectivity
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers
Premium cloth seating surfaces
6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat
6-way manually adjustable front passenger’s seat
Driver’s seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger’s front seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger seatback pocket
60/40 split-folding rear seats
Sunglass holder
Cupholders, dual, front centre console-mounted
Rear seat centre armrest with cupholders and adjustable head restraints
Cupholders, dual, centre console, rear-mounted (for rear seats)
Steering wheel-mounted audio and telephone controls
Glossy black centre fascia
Cabin air filter

Exterior Features
Sunroof, power tilt-and-slide
Door pocket lighting
Hands-free Smart Trunk
Headlights escort function
Projection headlights
Centre high mount stop lamp
Dual power-adjustable heated side mirrors
Front grille, silver finish
Automatic headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED side mirror turn signal repeaters
Roof-mounted SiriusXM™ antenna (body colour)

All New Elantra SE

Key Features

Includes GLS features plus:


Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
Adaptive Cruise Control
Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assistance
Leather seating surfaces

Performance Features
City (AT) 8.3L/100km, Hwy (AT) 6.4L/100km, Combined (AT) 7.4L/100km
2.0L (1,999cc) MPI Atkinson DOHC normally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder
6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode
17 x 7.0J aluminum alloy wheels

Safety Features
Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control system with Traction Control System
7 airbags including driver’s knee airbag
Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
Proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition
Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assistance

Interior Features
AM/FM/SiriusXM/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
7.0” touch-screen display with Android Auto
Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Sunvisors, illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Heated steering wheel
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats (bottom cushion, outboard seats only)
Front centre console with storage compartment (sliding armrest)
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic temperature control with auto-defogger
4.2” colour TFT cluster display
iPod®/USB/auxiliary connectivity
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers
Leather seating surfaces
6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat
6-way manually adjustable front passenger’s seat
Driver’s seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger’s front seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger seatback pocket
60/40 split-folding rear seats
Sunglass holder
Cupholders, dual, front centre console-mounted
Cupholders, dual, centre console, rear-mounted (for rear seats)
Steering wheel-mounted audio and telephone controls
Glossy black centre fascia
Cabin air filter

Exterior Features
Sunroof, power tilt-and-slide
Door pocket lighting
Hands-free Smart Trunk
Headlights escort function
Projection headlights
Centre high mount stop lamp
Dual power-adjustable heated side mirrors
Front grille, chrome finish
Automatic headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED side mirror turn signal repeaters
Roof-mounted SiriusXM™ antenna (body colour)

All New Elantra Limited

Key Features

Includes GLS features plus:


8.0” touch-screen navigation system with Android Auto
Leather seating surfaces
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and Integrated Memory System
Infinity® 315W 8 speakers premium system with external amplifier

Performance Features
City (AT) 8.3L/100km, Hwy (AT) 6.4L/100km, Combined (AT) 7.4L/100km
2.0L (1,999cc) MPI Atkinson DOHC normally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder
6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode
17 x 7.0J aluminum alloy wheels

Safety Features
Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control system with Traction Control System
7 airbags including driver’s knee airbag
Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition

Interior Features
Infinity® AM/FM/SiriusXM™/MP3 audio system with 8 speakers and external amplifier
8.0” touch-screen navigation system with Android Auto
Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Sunvisors, illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Heated steering wheel
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats (bottom cushion, outboard seats only)
Front centre console with storage compartment (sliding armrest)
Inside rearview mirror, auto-dimming with HomeLink®
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic temperature control with auto-defogger
Cruise control
4.2” colour TFT cluster display
iPod®/USB/auxiliary connectivity
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers
Leather seating surfaces
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and Integrated Memory System
6-way manually adjustable front passenger’s seat
Passenger’s front seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger seatback pocket
60/40 split-folding rear seats
Sunglass holder
Cupholders, dual, front centre console-mounted
Rear seat centre armrest with cupholders and adjustable head restraints
Steering wheel-mounted audio and telephone controls
Glossy black centre fascia
Cabin air filter

Exterior Features
Sunroof, power tilt-and-slide
Front door handle approach lights
Hands-free Smart Trunk
Headlights escort function
Projection headlights
Centre high mount stop lamp
Dual power-adjustable heated side mirrors
Front grille, chrome finish
Automatic headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED side mirror turn signal repeaters
LED tail lights
Roof-mounted SiriusXM™ antenna (body colour)
Window-belt moulding, chrome
Door handles, chrome

All New Elantra Limited SE

Key Features

Includes SE features plus:


8.0” touch-screen navigation system with Android Auto
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and Integrated Memory System
Infinity® 315W 8 speakers premium system with external amplifier
LED tail lights

Performance Features
City (AT) 8.3L/100km, Hwy (AT) 6.4L/100km, Combined (AT) 7.4L/100km
2.0L (1,999cc) MPI Atkinson DOHC normally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder
6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode
17 x 7.0J aluminum alloy wheels

Safety Features
Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control system with Traction Control System
7 airbags including driver’s knee airbag
Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition

Interior Features
Infinity® AM/FM/SiriusXM™/MP3 audio system with 8 speakers and external amplifier
8.0” touch-screen navigation system with Android Auto
Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Sunvisors, illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Heated steering wheel
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats (bottom cushion, outboard seats only)
Front centre console with storage compartment (sliding armrest)
Inside rearview mirror, auto-dimming with HomeLink®
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic temperature control with auto-defogger
Adaptive Cruise Control
4.2” colour TFT cluster display
iPod®/USB/auxiliary connectivity
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers
Leather seating surfaces
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and Integrated Memory System
6-way manually adjustable front passenger’s seat
Passenger’s front seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger seatback pocket
60/40 split-folding rear seats
Sunglass holder
Cupholders, dual, front centre console-mounted
Rear seat centre armrest with cupholders and adjustable head restraints
Steering wheel-mounted audio and telephone controls
Glossy black centre fascia
Cabin air filter

Exterior Features
Sunroof, power tilt-and-slide
Door pocket lighting
Hands-free Smart Trunk
Headlights escort function
Projection headlights
Centre high mount stop lamp
Dual power-adjustable heated side mirrors
Front grille, chrome finish
Automatic headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED side mirror turn signal repeaters
LED tail lights
Roof-mounted SiriusXM™ antenna (body colour)
Window-belt moulding, chrome
Door handles, chrome

All New Elantra Limited Ultimate

Key Features

Includes Limited Auto features plus :


High Intensity Discharge headlights with Adaptive Cornering System
Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
Adaptive Cruise Control
Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assistance

Performance Features
City (AT) 8.3L/100km, Hwy (AT) 6.4L/100km, Combined (AT) 7.4L/100km
2.0L (1,999cc) MPI Atkinson DOHC normally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder
6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual mode
17 x 7.0J aluminum alloy wheels

Safety Features
Anti-lock Braking System with Electronic Brake-force Distribution
Brake Assist
Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control system with Traction Control System
7 airbags including driver’s knee airbag
Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Proximity keyless entry with push-button ignition
Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
Forward Collision Warning
Lane Departure Warning System with Lane Keep Assistance

Interior Features
Infinity® AM/FM/SiriusXM™/MP3 audio system with 8 speakers and external amplifier
8.0” touch-screen navigation system with Android Auto
Rearview camera with dynamic guidelines
Sunvisors, illuminated vanity mirrors with extensions
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Heated steering wheel
Heated front seats
Heated rear seats (bottom cushion, outboard seats only)
Front centre console with storage compartment (sliding armrest)
Inside rearview mirror, auto-dimming with HomeLink®
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic temperature control with auto-defogger
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
4.2” colour TFT cluster display
iPod®/USB/auxiliary connectivity
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers
Leather seating surfaces
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support and Integrated Memory System
6-way manually adjustable front passenger’s seat
Passenger’s front seat height adjuster (pump device)
Passenger seatback pocket
60/40 split-folding rear seats
Sunglass holder
Cupholders, dual, front centre console-mounted
Rear seat centre armrest with cupholders and adjustable head restraints
Steering wheel-mounted audio and telephone controls
Glossy black centre fascia
Cabin air filter

Exterior Features
Sunroof, power tilt-and-slide
Hands-free Smart Trunk
Headlights escort function
High Intensity Discharge headlights with Adaptive Cornering System
Centre high mount stop lamp
Dual power-adjustable heated side mirrors
Front grille, chrome finish
Automatic headlights
LED daytime running lights
LED side mirror turn signal repeaters
LED tail lights
Roof-mounted SiriusXM™ antenna (body colour)
Window-belt moulding, chrome
Door handles, chrome

Exterior

STRIKING NEW STYLE

The completely redesigned 2017 Elantra delivers an athletic presence from every angle. Its prominent hexagonal front grille dominates an edgier front end and is framed by striking headlights. Front bumper air vents and the available LED daytime running lights provide more aggressive styling cues, while the rear bumper creates a sportier stance. Available High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights with Adaptive Cornering System (ACS) system not only provide sophisticated styling, but also offer optimized illumination for the bends and curves on your path.
Highlighted Features

LED DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
Not only visually striking, the available LED daytime running lights also provide added illumination and complement the 2017 Elantra’s unique styling cues.

HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLIGHTS
The available HID headlights offer crisp, white illumination of the road, reducing driver strain on longer trips and improving visibility. The advanced lighting technology also features an Adaptive Cornering System, which enables the headlights to turn with the direction of the steering wheel for optimal lighting of your path.

LED TAIL LIGHTS
Boasting sophisticated design and outstanding visibility, the 2017 Elantra offers available LED tail lights.

POWER SUNROOF
Enjoy the sunshine and fresh air with the available power sunroof.

FUNCTIONAL DESIGN
The sportier design cues of the all-new 2017 Elantra are more than just eye-catching. Key design elements serve a functional purpose and are a result of our advanced engineering and design. Optimized aerodynamic lines of the rear spoiler and undercarriage contribute to reduced drag, while the integrated airflaps on each side of the lower bumper minimize air twisting around the wheel to provide less resistance. The result is enhanced driveability and fuel efficiency.

HANDS-FREE SMART TRUNK
The available hands-free Smart Trunk will automatically open when you stand within 3 feet behind the vehicle, with the proximity key, for more than 3 seconds. Just conveniently unload your two hands’ worth of cargo, effortlessly.

17” ALLOY WHEELS
GLS, Limited and Ultimate models are equipped with bold, 17” alloy wheels for a sportier look.

FRONT DOOR HANDLE APPROACH LIGHTS
When equipped with the available proximity key with push-button ignition, the door pocket lighting will illuminate when you approach or unlock the all-new 2017 Elantra.

Interior

STAY CONNECTED AND COMFORTABLE

The interior of the all-new 2017 Elantra has been completely reimagined with an intuitive design filled with advanced technology and a wealth of comfort features. Always stay connected with the available Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and Android AutoTM technology seamlessly integrating select apps from your phone. Enjoy added comfort and convenience with three segment firsts; standard heated front seats, an available Driver’s Integrated Memory System that will store seating and mirror preferences for two driver settings, and an available hands-free Smart Trunk. Plus, you don’t have to go to the top trim for features like the available heated steering wheel, heated rear seats or even the available 7.0″ touchscreen audio system with rearview camera.

Claim based on Global Automakers of Canada segmentation for the compact car segment.

Highlighted Features

STANDARD HEATED FRONT SEATS
The 2017 Elantra offers class-exclusive standard heated front seats so you can stay warm and comfy on even the coldest Canadian winter day.

Claim based on Global Automakers of Canada segmentation for the compact car segment.

HEATED LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
In addition to available steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise and Bluetooth® controls, the 2017 Elantra features an available leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel for added comfort and warmth.

HEATED REAR SEATS
Your rear seat passengers will thank you for the luxury of available heated rear seats.

7.0” TOUCH-SCREEN AUDIO DISPLAY WITH REARVIEW CAMERA
The available 7.0″ LCD touch-screen audio display with rearview camera provides an intuitive interface for you to stream music from your smartphone or to talk to family and friends with the available Bluetooth® hands-free phone system.

8.0” NAVIGATION SYSTEM
The available 8.0″ touch-screen navigation system not only helps guide you from point A to point B, but can also be used to search for gas stations, ATMs or restaurants.

ANDROID AUTOTM
This available feature puts the power of your favourite smartphone apps right on your Elantra’s touch-screen. Just connect your Android AutoTMcompatible phone and your select apps are road-ready.

DRIVER’S INTEGRATED MEMORY SYSTEM
This available feature conveniently stores your settings and automatically adjusts the driver seat and exterior mirror positions of two drivers.

INFINITY® PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
The available Infinity® audio system includes an external amplifier and 8 speakers strategically placed inside the cabin to provide an immersive, surround sound experience for all occupants.

DUAL-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
The available dual-zone automatic climate control settings allow both driver and front passenger to select their own climate settings for optimal comfort. The system will continuously monitor temperature levels and control airflow to maintain your settings.

Performance & Safety

THE SUPERSTRUCTURETM

The world’s greatest engineering achievements all begin with one thing: a strong foundation. The SUPERSTRUCTURETMis the state-of-the-art platform that lies at the core of the all-new 2017 Elantra. Building upon this ultra-rigid chassis, Hyundai engineers set out to achieve a new standard in handling precision, ride comfort, interior quietness and safety.

SUPERHANDLING:

Constructed using a greater amount of Advanced High Strength Steel forged in our own steel mill*, the rigid composition of the SUPERSTRUCTURETM enables more precise tuning of key suspension components. After all, creating a work of art requires a steady canvas. Experience improved cornering stability, precise handling performance and enhanced confidence at higher speeds.

*As compared to previous Elantra model.

SUPERQUIET:

Enhanced interior soundproofing is another benefit of the SUPERSTRUCTURETM. A thoroughly-engineered structural design, increased steel rigidity, and extended application of soundproofing materials all help to keep outside noises where they belong. Whether you are navigating dense city traffic or cruising Canada’s wide-open highways, enjoy greatly reduced noise and vibration levels.

SUPERSAFETY:

Over half of the SUPERSTRUCTURETM is comprised of Advanced High Strength Steel for exceptional stiffness and strength. The body of the all-new 2017 Elantra also features extended application of structural adhesives to reinforce critical areas. In the event of a collision, the SUPERSTRUCTURETM helps protect occupants inside the vehicle by absorbing harmful energy and redirecting it away from the passenger compartment.