The 2016 Hyundai Elantra (Avante) has been clicked undisguised inside Hyundai’s plant, in South Korea. The images clicked at the car’s assembly line suggest that Hyundai has probably started commercial production for its home market South Korea where it will first go on sale, this year. The images are of the South Korea-spec model and the North American- and Euro-spec model may have some styling tweaks, like observed on the Optima.
The sixth generation Elantra features a bold-new design. Up front, there’s hexagonal single-frame grille inspired from the Genesis, sleek new headlamps that oddly may remind one of the Jaguar XE, longer & wider hood with design inspired from the Genesis and a newly designed sporty bumper.
The side profile features less muscular fenders, a rising beltline, redesigned ORVMs with integrated turn indicators and redesigned window panels. The rear-end sports redesigned, upward rising boot, new bumper and LED taillamps. The interior is also completely new. While the grainy image seen here may not make the interior seem very appealing, official images to be released later would have to be the one on that opinions have to be based on.
The engine and transmission options are likely to be same as the Tucson. The new 176-PS (174-hp) T-GDI turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and the 141-PS (139-hp) 1.7-litre e-VGT turbo-diesel engine may be offered, with output revisions. Transmission options should include 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT automatic.
[Image Source: Auto Tribune]