The all new 7th generation Hyundai Elantra is all set to make its global premiere on 17th March at The Lot Studios in West Hollywood, California. The South Korean automaker also released teaser images of its popular model, giving us an early look at its styling.
Following the theme of “Parametric Dynamics,” the all-new Elantra adopts a more coupe-inspired roofline rendering a more dynamic stance. The side profile is a lot bolder thanks to the polyhedral shapes on its body, with the most obvious being those seen on the doors. The sedan will get its front end inspired by the 8th generation Sonata, sporting a wide grille that blends into the lighting clusters. The rear gets angular taillights that are linked by a full-width light bar running in between the Hyundai badge.
The all new Elantra’s interior is a radical departure from the 6th gen it replaces. Hyundai calls it the “Immersive Cocoon,” and it is meant to create a driver-focused user experience. Minimalistic in appearance, the driver and front passenger zones are divided by a trim piece that originates from the center console and continues to below the red-accented slim air vents and into door cards, forming the aforementioned “cocoon”. The dashboard accommodates two integrated displays and notable touch points include low-mounted door handles and a new steering wheel.
Hyundai says the new Elantra comes with “longer, lower and wider than ever proportions,” but is yet to reveal official figures. Also the powertrain options remain unknown at this stage but expected to offers different Smartstream petrol engines and even a possible plug-in hybrid option.
The Elantra is Hyundai’s bestselling car globally having sold more than 13.8 million units ever since it was first introduced back in 1990. With the introduction of all new 7th gen, Hyundai hopes that the new Elantra will do even better than the previous models. Further information will be shared as and when available, stay tuned.
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