Hyundai Motor has released the first teaser image of sixth generation 2016 Elantra compact sedan. The rendering previews the design language that Hyundai is adopting in styling of its future sedan models.
The upcoming all-new Elantra will feature a modern look with a dynamic appearance. Hyundai claims that the revised styling has received a positive response from a consumer study conducted recently, ranking it ahead of its rivals.
The design exudes a more upmarket feel with flowing lines and sleek headlamp units. The hexagonal grille coupled with larger air intakes adds structure to the overall design. Chrome embellishments over the fog lamp housing and in the grille seek attention.
Hyundai informs that the design engineers of the new compact sedan implemented innovative design ideas to give it an enhanced status and presence. The design uses active character lines to invoke a sense of dynamism that builds on the design language of the outgoing model.
Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer at Hyundai Motor Company said that the all-new Elantra features a unique design characteristic that places it in a class of its own. The use of subtle and innovative design reflects the brand’s vision.
Information on the powertrains have not been revealed, but reports suggest that the U.S.-spec model could feature a 175 bhp 1.6 litre T-GDi engine mated to an 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Details and specifics about the official debut have not been revealed with the company stating the all-new Elantra is ‘Just around the corner’. We expect the car to debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show scheduled in November. The all-new model will go on sale in South Korea for MY2016 and in North America for MY2017.