First Official Teaser Image Of Hyundai Elantra Redesign
The all-new Elantra sedan is coming soon, and Hyundai are giving us a sneak peek.
As you can see from the teaser image, the design of the new Elantra redesign is a good deal different from that of the outgoing model, with a more upscale look now very apparent.
While the new look is one that is incredibly appealing, we shouldn’t get too carried away. Automakers tend to make the vehicles look dramatic in teaser images.
The front end features a large hexagonal grille, headlights that are not dissimilar to those seen on a Genesis, and chrome accents by the fog lights.
The new alloy wheels look amazing, as does the heavily sloped roofline and short rear overhang. Other little details that stand out are chrome trim along the bottom of the windows, prominent character lines, and a raked windscreen.
What we do know for sure is that the US version of the Elantra will come with a 1.6-liter T-GDi engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which will allow the vehicle to deliver as much as 43 mpg on the highway.
High strength steel is used in 53% of the body, and the drag coefficient is a mere 0.27, making the Elantra among the most aerodynamic offerings in the segment.
Rumors are that the cabin will feature elements such as remote start, 8-inch touchscreen to host the infotainment system, a pair of USB ports, heated seats in front and back, Infiniti audio system, and support for both Apple Car Play and Android Auto.
Safety features are expected to include rear cross traffic alert, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and blind spot detection.
2017 Elantra release date
Hyundai has yet to announce when the 2017 Hyundai Elantra will be officially unveiled, but the smart money seems to suggest that the LA Auto Show in November would be the ideal spot.
We can expect the Korean-spec Avante to show up even sooner, and perhaps to be on sale before year end.