The all-new 2016 Hyundai Elantra is making its online debut in an official teaser released today. The compact sedan has gone through a design overhaul and now looks more like a premium product rather than an affordable model as you’ve come to expect from the South Korean brand. The price tag will continue to be affordable and in exchange you will be getting a more refined model with a bigger design appeal and a more evolved interior cabin if we were to rely on recent reports close to Hyundai.
Official details about the model are scarce at this point, but we heard the Korean version of the car – called Avante – will be offered with a four-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine sending 175 bhp to the front axle with help from a dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox. It is believed that 53% of the body’s construction will consist of high-strength steels while the drag coefficient is going to stand at 0.27.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra will be packed with the latest technologies and will provide support for Apple Car Play and Android Auto built into the infotainment system which is set to employ an 8-inch touchscreen display. Upper-spec models are getting front and rear heated seats, an Infiniti sound system, dual USB ports, remote start and a plethora of safety and assistance systems.
Look for an official reveal in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.