2017 Hyundai Avante: Official Teaser Images Released
Teasing the same model twice in the space of 24 hours may seem redundant, but Hyundai make it look like the best idea ever.
We had only just received a teaser image showing some of the styling cues of the new Elantra when another batch of images arrived within 24 hours.
The latter set are design sketches that look as though they have been plucked directly from the designers sketch pads.
2017 Elantra = 2017 Avante
The image renderings showcase the Hyundai Avante, which is actually the same car as the 2017 Elantra. It’s just that Hyundai named it differently for their home Korean market.
Hyundai Avante redesign sketches
While these sketches will more than likely look very little like the real thing, there are some clues that can be gleaned from them.
This is particularly true of the profile shots, as they give us a pretty good idea of what the 2017 Avante will look like from the side.
What is obvious is that the new Hyundai Avante will have more Germanic design cues that we are used to seeing from various 2016 Kia vehicles.
When you take this into account with the fact that a large hexagonal grille and slim headlights dominate the front end, you can only assume that Hyundai are ditching traditional approach in favor of a more modern design style.
Under the hood, it is more than likely that the new Avante will be powered by a 1.6-liter T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine, which is also the unit that is used in the Tucson crossover.
That unit, when mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, would deliver 175-horsepower. There is also likely to be an option to add the new 7-speed dual-clutch control transmission, too.
Much of what we are saying here is purely speculation, though, as Hyundai are remaining pretty tight-lipped right now.
That will likely all change in November, as the 2017 Avante / 2017 Elantra is expected to make its debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show before hitting dealerships in March of next year.