We reported earlier that Hyundai, the South Korean automaker, is working on the next generation Elantra sedan, which is scheduled to make its global debut this year. Below pasted is reportedly the 2016 Elantra sedan aka 2016 Avante sedan. According to the Korean media, the sedan will be unveiled in the Korean market next month and the launch in the home market is likely in the second half of 2015.
Based on an all-new platform, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra features revolutionary styling. Going by the pictures, it is visible that the styling of the car is inspired from the i40 facelift. The sedan looks appealing and mature than the outgoing model. At the front, the sedan has a large trapezoidal grille, sweptback headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights and new fog lamps. If reports are to be believed, the next Elantra is designed at the Hyundai Motor European Design Center in Russelsheim, Germany.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra sedan is likely to get the new four-cylinder petrol and diesel fuel options. The petrol engine is expected to be the new 1.6-litre T-GDI unit that also powers the new Tucson SUV. While the naturally aspirated version develops 134bhp, the turbocharged unit develops 176bhp. This engine is paired to either seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox or a six-speed manual gearbox, which sends the power to front wheels. The oil burner could be the new 1.7-litre unit producing 115bhp, while the powerful version could get the 2.0-litre motor that offers two states of tunes- 136bhp and 184bhp.
Instead of the Elantra facelift, which is on sale in International markets since 2013, we believe that Hyundai will only launch the next generation model in the country.