The reinvented compact sedan from Hyundai seems to adopt a significantly sleeker exterior design which has the ingredients of making the Elantra one of the best looking models in its segment. However, this is still a teaser so the real deal will be less exciting but nevertheless from what we can see so far, the new model will be a vast improvement in terms of styling and it appears it will have a more sloped roofline mimicking the silhouette of a coupe.
Up front it hosts a pair of elegant headlights which send a bit of a Jaguar vibe while the front bumper seems to incorporate some chrome trim near the fog lights. The car’s front end is obviously dominated by that huge hexagonal grille that appears to have a metallic trim while the sculpted hood gives the new Elantra a more aggressive look.
The side profile reveals a prominent character line and a chrome window strip but only on the lower bottom. Other noticeable features include a stylish set of alloy wheels, turn signals built into the side mirror caps, along with a short rear overhang giving the 2016 Elantra a bit of a fastback look.
Hyundai hasn’t released any technical specifications or at least a reveal date, but the model should be introduced in the months to come. Most likely it will debut in South Korea as the Avante and then it will be shown in U.S. specification in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show. According to sources close to the South Korean marque, the new compact sedan will have a drag coefficient of 0.27 and 53% of its body will be constructed from high-strength steel.
Inside the cabin, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra / Avante is expected to offer heated front and rear seats, an eight-inch touchscreen, remote start, Android Auto and Apple Car Play support, along with an Infiniti sound system and lots of safety kit.