The upcoming Hyundai Elantra has been spied testing once again, this time by Motoroids reader and well wisher Varun Tuteja. Sporting a blue paintjob, the test-mule was spotted in Delhi, partly covered in camouflage. The model, known as the Avante in South Korea, was launched earlier this year in the month of May.
Internationally, the 2017 Elantra is available with three engine options – 1.6 litre T-GDi and VGT diesel units, as well as a 2.0 litre MPi petrol unit, while transmission duties are taken care of by a six speed manual as standard, along with an optional six speed automatic. The 1.6 litre VGT diesel engine is the only engine to come equipped with a seven speed dual clutch gearbox.
Aesthetically, the upcoming Elantra follows the brand’s fluidic design philosophy. The 2017 Elantra features a hexagonal grille flanked by HID headlamps and DRLs, vertically positioned LED fog lamps and LED tail lamps. Moving on the interiors, the model receives a dual tone theme and a large touchscreen infotainment system. Also on offer would be a revised instrument cluster and a three spoke steering wheel.
Hyundai India is likely to launch the model by the end of the current year. Once launched, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra would rival the Toyota Corolla Altis, the Skoda Octavia and the Volkswagen Jetta. Expect the offering to arrive with a price revision of a few lakhs.
Following is an image gallery for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra: