The 2013-MY Hyundai Elantra in silver.

The 2013-MY Hyundai Elantra in silver.

Hyundai is upgrading its Elantra for the 2013 model-year, changing optional equipment originally available in various packages for the 2012 model-year vehicle to standard features on the latest edition of the sedan.

The automaker said the 2013-MY Elantra GLS M/T will now come with the same features as the 2012-MY Elantra equipped with the Comfort Package. This means standard air-conditioning, 16-inch wheels (vs. 15-inch wheels), cruise control, telescopic steering wheel and solar glass with a windshield shade band.

The 2013-MY GLS A/T will come with heated front seats (originally included in the Preferred Package), and the Elantra Limited will come with a standard power driver’s seat with power lumbar support. The Limited’s Technology Package option group will also now offer Dual Automatic Temperature Control with a Clean Air Ionizer and Auto Defog System.

The 2013-MY Elantra will also feature a new color choice: Atlantic Blue.