The current Hyundai Elantra (Hyundai Avante) that is in its fifth generation, premiered at the Busan International Motor Show in April 2010, and received a facelift in 2013.
The all-new sixth generation model has been spied in South Korea by an AutoSpy user, ahead of its domestic market launch as a MY2016.
Developed under the codename ‘AD,’ the design should be based on the Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The all-new model, as hinted by the spy shot (above), could gain the new signature hexagon single-frame grille from the second Genesis. The side profile features less muscular fenders, a rising beltline, sleek mirrors and redesigned window panels. The spy shot of the rear reveals there will be new taillamps with some LED treatment and a larger bumper.
Coming to the technical aspects, the engine and transmission options can be expected to be those from 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 could be offered on the sixth-gen model, with output revisions. Transmission options should include 6-speed manual and 7-speed DCT automatic.
Reports say that the 2016 Hyundai Elantra will be unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November, following a launch in Korea.
[Image Source: AutoSpy]