Hyundai Shows 2017 Elantra Interior Ahead Of Global Launch
Hyundai has been busy making the final preparations for the global launch of the new Elantra, whilst also teasing us with images of the new model.
Images and sketches of the 2017 Elantra exterior of the vehicle surfaced last week, and now Hyundai has decided to give us a little peek at the inside of their upcoming compac sedan.
We suggest you don’t get too excited, though, as the images in question are more akin to a design sketch or rendering than an actual real-life photo. This is pretty typical of these types of sneak peeks, but it does also allow us to get an idea of how the new Elantra interior will look.
One of the first things that jumps out is the minimalist styling of the design. It’s hard not to notice the Audi and Volkswagen touches that seem to have inspired the designers.
When you compare the interior of this model with that of the outgoing, you’ll see that some of the old buttons and switches are gone. You will also see a new touchscreen for the infotainment system. There is no information given about what comes with those changes.
The designers really seem to have gone for a more Germanic sense of style, both inside and out. This is likely because the buying public seems to really like German cars, causing non-European automakers to adopt a more similar sense of style.
Those consumers are also likely to enjoy what the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has under the hood, which is a 1.6-liter T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine, which is the same as the one used in the new Tucson. There will of course be other engines made available.
The 1.6-liter turbo is expected to crank out in the region of 175-horsepower, sent to the front wheels via a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. Consumers will also have the option of going with the more advanced 7-speed dual clutch transmission for increased efficiency.