Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai has unveiled the Celesta D-segment sedan at the ongoing 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show. As seen in a few spy images earlier, the Celesta uses the company’s fluidic sculpture 2.0 design language. Placed between the 2016 Elantra and the India bound 2017 Verna in the company’s line-up, the model takes a few styling cues from both its siblings.
Dimension wise, the Celesta measures 4510 mm in length, 1756 mm in width and 1470 mm in height while the wheelbase stands at 2650 mm. Engine duties will be handled by a 1.6-litre four cylinder petrol engine that will be capable of producing 120 hp and 155 Nm of torque. Transmission options will include a six speed manual as well as a six speed automatic.
Aesthetically, a few features of the Celesta will vary based on the trim level chosen by the consumer. Take the example of the trapezoidal grille, which is a black mesh job with a silver garnish for the lower trim levels while the top-end trim receives horizontal chrome slats. On the same lines, the top-end trim will receive projector headlamps with LED DRLs while the rest of the trim levels receive the regular, halogen headlamp setup. Similarly, the base trim will receive steel wheels while the mid-level trim and top-end trim would come equipped with 15 inch alloy wheels and 16 inch alloy wheels respectively.
The news of the Celesta unveiling comes barely a few days after the Indian arm of Hyundai launched the 2016 Tucson, prior to which it launched the new Elantra in the country. Further, new reports also suggest that the Korean automaker is working on reviving the Santro marquee with a new model that is likely to arrive soon.
Following is an image gallery of the Hyundai Celesta:
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