Is this the new Hyundai Elantra?

Hyundai Elantra

The South Korean automaker Hyundai decided to refresh it’s Elantra line with a new rather more refreshed version specially for the Malaysian market. We can expect that the enhanced 2016 Hyundai Elantra will have a lot more improvements and upgrades that its predecessor.

We already saw how Hyundai envisions its future models with the new Sonata Sport. This also appears to be the case with this beautiful next-gen Hyundai Elantra.

So we don’t have much to work with here because there is only one single photo of the front fascia of the car. But from what we can see the Hyundai design team had it’s hands full as we can see from the vastly altered design of the new Hyundai Elantra which can be said that is getting a little more closer to the exterior of the current model of the Sonata.

Singing the sweet design song of the Sonata

Unlike the other members of the lineup, the first thing that is noticeable is the the grille that now has a more wider, more like trapezoidal shape. Also the headlights have a more angular look. This image also barely shows an arching crease running up the side through the door handles.

It’s expected that the powertrain range for the new Hyundai Elantra sedan will include a new 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder engine that was just recently unveiled in Tucson.
When it comes to the European market, the engine will have around 174 horsepower and will be paired with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

We are very interested in the new Hyundai Elantra mostly because of two things. What the US market almost always sees from the automaker is only tweaked designs and with that that have a minor impact on the overall popularity of the car. So, the second thing that we can predict is that it can only be of a benefit for Hyundai to see the next-gen Hyundai Elantra in North America with all of its 14 improvements.

What we know from the predecessor

What we saw in the 2015 model of the Hyundai Elantra is the sharp exterior design that sits 20mm longer, with its front and rear parts widened by 5mm and 15mm respectively for a more balanced and stable look. So we can surely expect a more different approach in the next gen as well. The 2015 Hyundai Elantra price ranges from $17,250 and we don’t expect this price to be any higher for the next-gen car.

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