The new Hyundai Elantra is set to be unveiled in September 2015. Ahead of the launch, Hyundai has released the second teaser image that gives a clear idea of the new interior.
The new Elantra, also known as the Avante in its homeland, has taken interior design cues from the new Tucson SUV for international markets. The flowing theme of the dash board made way to a much more sober design that seems to be inspired from the recently launched Sonata.
The new Elantra will be fitted with electric steering as standard. The highlight of the dash board is the infotainment system that sits at the top with a tablet-sized display. The system is flanked by newly designed air condition vents. It is commendable that there are very fewer buttons on the dashboard, which gives it a very clean and uncluttered look.
The car gets a new multifunction steering wheel and dual tone theme with silver and chrome inserts. There are a couple of cup holders below the handbrake lever and a central armrest at the front.
The previous teaser image, which depicts the exterior of the new Elantra, shows a coupe like styling with a short rear overhang. The upgrade to the next level of Fluidic design is evident with more angular design language and a large hexagonal grill flanked by a pair of swept back headlamps.
Apart from a possible four cylinder diesel engine, a new 1.6-liter T-GDI petrol engine with 174bhp currently seen on the new Tucson will also be an engine option. The engine is likely to be mated to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox depending on the country.