Hyundai has been testing the upcoming Elantra for quite some time ago and now, a recent spotting suggests the same. The next generation Elantra has been spied in India for the second time during its public road test. Previously, the model was spotted in the city of Salem, Tamil Nadu. Known as the Avante in South Korea, the model is reportedly scheduled for a launch later this year. The model was unveiled in September last year at Hyundai’s Global R&D Center in Namyang where it was originally designed.
On the outside, the upcoming Elantra will be similar to the international spec model and is likely to retain its aesthetic appeal. It receives a hexagonal grille flanked by HID headlamps and DRLs, LED tail lamps and the likes.Coming to the interiors, the global spec model receives an all black theme with silver accents whereas the India spec model is likely to receive a dual tone theme. Also on offer is a large touchscreen infotainment system, a three spoke steering wheel and a revised instrument cluster.
Powering the upcoming Elantra will likely be the 1.6-litre GDi diesel engine and the 2.0-litre MPi petrol engine, as seen in the international spec models. Transmission duties will be performed by a six speed manual transmission as standard while the seven speed DCT gearbox might come mated only to the top-end diesel trim.
Once launched, the Elantra would come with a price tag higher by a few lakhs as compared to the outgoing generation. In the Indian market, the upcoming Elantra will rival the Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and the Volkswagen Jetta.
Spy image courtesy: Autocar
Following is the image gallery for the upcoming Hyundai Elantra: