Regulars here would know that we reported in detail when it emerged that Korean automaker giant Hyundai would unveil a new concept that would spawn a sedan for positioning between the Elantra and the Sonata. The new concept car, which was earlier being called as Sonata Lite and Mingtu, has been dubbed as the Mistra and has been unveiled at the ongoing Auto Shanghai 2013. As we said above, the new production variant of this sedan would sit between the Sonata and the Elantra and will cater to the fast developing D+ segment of the Chinese car market.
This is the same segment in which the Honda Crider will be launched.
From what can be made out from these images, it seems that the design of the new car benefits from Hyundai’s aggressive design language and looks chic with a swooping roofline and a front fascia that seems to have taken design cues from the Sonata.
The Hyundai Mistra sedan concept measures 4,710mm in length, 1,820mm in width and 1,470mm in height. The car has a wheelbase of 2,770mm. The Mistra’s dimensions are similar to that of the VW Passat! The Mistra rides on 19-inch alloy wheels and will be offered in a new green paint option that is being called as Frost Jade. This paint has been specially developed for the Chinese market.
Powering the production spec car might be 1.8 litre and 2.0 litre petrol engines that will be mated to 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The Hyundai Mistra is expected to go on sale for 180000 Yuan.
Very few chances of this car ever making it to India.