Hyundai Motor Company is all set to unveil the new generation Hyundai Elantra in September and ahead of the global premiere, a fresh batch of pictures of the upcoming car in completely undisguised form has been leaked on the internet.
The leaked pictures seem to be legitimate as they go in line with the previous teaser images released by the company. Online automobile portal Auto Tribune reports that the new pictures were leaked by contractor employees.
The new Elantra, also known as the Avante in its homeland, has a bold new face with prominent hexagonal grill flanked by a pair of swept back headlamps. The fog lamp housing is designed in the boomerang shape and that also provides a sportier look.
Unlike the teaser image, which showed a coupe like silhouette, the production version has more upright stance like the current Elantra in the market. A deviation from the Fluidic design is evident and the new design is more angular and athletic.
The rear end of the car has undergone major changes and features prominent character lines and wide LED taillights. The five twin spoke alloys are in new design, which seems to be the upgraded version of current diamond cut alloy wheels.
On the interior, the soft curves of its predecessor made way for a more utilitarian look. 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 car gets a new multifunction steering wheel and dual tone theme with silver and chrome inserts.
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.