In a new teaser image, Hyundai has shown the next generation Elantra. The design of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra shows sporty, contemporary look, with dynamic and sleek lines.
In the words of Peter Schreyer, the Chief Design Officer, “the new Elantra captures the car’s unique design characteristics and boasts modern looks and a unique design”.
The company teased the new small sedan with one, dark image and a statement announcing some of the specs and the design of the vehicle.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra should arrive in dealerships later this year, with Australia mentioned among the first markets.
In order to best capture the wishes of the consumers, Hyundai executed a consumer study, where users were able to answer what they would want to see in the design of the new sedan and grade the images provided by the company. The striking appearance, sleek and dynamic style is what Hyundai believes separates the 2016 Elantra from rival compact sedans as consumers said that the Elantra is “ahead of rivals”.
In the statement, Hyundai emphasizes that the design of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra will place the compact vehicle in a class of its own. The reason is simple, the new Elantra has the proportions and the character lines of the coupe, and the design captures more modern style, providing users with comfort, sporty feel and fashion touch.
Some of the major design changes in the 2016 Elantra include hexagonal grille, flanked by sporty headlights. The headlights lead to refined and clear lines, all of which result in a dynamic and sleek body. The prominent wheelarches are the cherry on the icing.
As for under the hood, the customers can expect the same 1.6 liter turbo GDI engine producing 175hp. Depending on the market, there will be a 7 speed dual-clutch gearbox to control the Elantra. The new model will debut in live action during the Auto Show in Los Angeles, scheduled for November.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra will compete with the sedans like Mazda 3, Kia Cerato, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus. However, at least on the Australian market, the company is doing a better job. The Elantra will be part of the small cars section, where the company has the Hyundai i30 as well. And in 2015, Hyundai sold 23,333 units of the current Elantra and i30 combined. That is more than the hatch and the sedan version of the Mazda 3, which totaled 23,252 and slightly behind the Corolla, which is the top selling vehicle in Australia with 25,323 units sold in 2015.
It’s been a busy week for the Hyundai team, as the company previewed the new Genesis coupe model G previously this week.