This is the sixth-generation of the Elantra and sports sleeker and lower headlamps, a large hexagonal chrome grille (like the Genesis), DRLs and a steeper C-Pillar. The upcoming car will share a modified platform with Hyundai's dedicated hybrid and Kia's Forte. It boasts of the carmaker's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language and will carry over the design cues from the current model.
Hyundai hasn't revealed all the details of the car, but we can expect the cabin to come equipped with the latest equipment and accessories. The top-end versions are expected to get features like blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The interior will also boast of an eight-inch touch screen that will be compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Reports suggest that the revamped Elantra will be powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder mill that will churn out 175bhp of power. This powerplant will send power to the front wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. More specifications about the other engine options will be revealed as more details emerge.
The new Hyundai Elantra sedan will premiere in Los Angeles before the end of this year and we can only expect it to go on sale in the global market most probably by early next year.