Hyundai, the South-Korean automajor, continuing the tease game with 2016 Elantra, has now released an image showcasing the interior cabin of the upcoming sedan. Hyundai earlier released several teaser sketches of the exterior styling of upcoming iteration of Elantra. In all likelihood, 2016 Hyundai Elantra would make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Motor Show in November this year. Although, the teaser image isn't quite clear but it can be said that Elantra's interior designing cues have been taken from the company's flagship sedan Genesis.
Going by the image, it seems apparent that Elantra's cabin follows Genesis's design philosophy: safety, intuitiveness and simplicity. There are a handful of buttons and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, quite identical to the Genesis. The interior cabin, with a flowing design, has a dual tone layout, while both the door pads and dashboard have chrome strips. As mentioned before, the centre console has two screens: an 8-inch for infotainment at the top and one at below for automatic climate control. Near the gear-lever, there are cup holders and mechanical parking brake. In addition, there is a 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel with audio and phone controls, and a engine start/stop button on offer with the 2016 Hyundai Elantra.
Under the hood, the 2016 Elantra would be powered by a 1.6L Turbo GDi motor, which would develop a maximum power of 175bhp. It would be available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT gearbox. However, it is also being learnt that the European/Korean variant might also get Hyundai’s new 1.7L diesel engine. Just so you know, the 1.7L engine is already on offer with Korean-spec Sonata and it generates a maximum power of 141bhp and 340Nm of peak torque. It comes linked to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. As for safety features, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra is expected to come with adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert and pedestrian detection system as standard.