A marketing image of the next-generation Hyundai Elantra sedan has been leaked ahead of its debut in South Korea. The D-segment sedan gets an aggressive front fascia, similar to that of the smaller i30 and i40 siblings.
The fluidic design philosophy seems to form the base for the new car, but unlike the current generation car which looks beautiful, the new one is brutish. The front gets a massive hexagonal grille with lots of chrome, flanked by elongated headlamps that use projector units and LED DRLs. The front bumper is also bigger compared to the one on the current model and the traditional fog lamps have been replaced by the vertical LED lights.
The single image does not reveal details of the side and rear profile, and we should get more updates during the Seoul Motor Show next month. The 2016 Elantra is likely to use the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 176bhp and will send power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox.
After the unveiling in Korea, the Elantra will head to the US for the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The D-Segment sedan should be on sale in the global markets by early next year and we can expect an India debut at the 2016 Auto Expo.