Hyundai’s 2016 Elantra has been caught testing in Salem, Tamil Nadu, and this is the first sighting of the next generation Hyundai saloon in India.
Though the test car seen in the picture is extensively camouflaged, the identity is apparently given away by the styling of the pillars, windows and tail lamps. Dimension wise, the 2016 Elantra is longer, wider and taller than before, and it is a step away from the current fluidic Elantra. That’s because Hyundai has adopted a new design language on this saloon instead of the brand’s traditional fluidic theme. You will agree that the 2016 Elantra resembles the bigger Genesis with its large hexagonal grille, sweptback LED head lamps and the C shaped fog lamp housing. The new car also sports different alloy wheels, wing mirrors and a new side crease that runs above the door handles. At the rear, the tail lamps appear slimmer and the boot lid lines are different too.
Interiors feature an all-new dashboard with an updated instrument console and a new three spoke steering wheel. Though details on the power train for India is sketchy, Hyundai could bring in the 1.6-litre diesel mill that makes 136bhp, and 300Nm or 260 Nm of torque if you opt for the seven-speed DCT or the six-speed manual box respectively. Stay tuned to Carwale for more information.
Source : indianautosblog