A heavily camouflaged test mule of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra was spotted testing in Chennai yet again. Only a refreshed design of the front and rear fascia of the car were seen, while everything else was heavily camouflaged.
Currently, the car is on sale in a few international markets like Middle East, North America and Korea. It’s design is heavily influenced by Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0. Features include projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, large hexagonal grille with chrome inserts, 16-inch alloy rims, LED taillights, shark fin antenna and parking sensors in the top grade.
The interiors too have been given an upgrade, in terms of styling as well as quality of materials. Inside you get a swanky new 7- or 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto-dimming IRVM, dual-zone automatic climate control and start/stop button.
The car will most likely powered by a 1.6-litre MPi as its petrol option, while the diesel variant could pack the 1.6-litre VGT CRDi unit with a choice of a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic, while a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic could be introduced in the top-end diesel variant.
The new Elantra is expected to be launched around August 2016. Hyundai has preponed the launch of this D1 segment sedan ahead of the Tucson SUV, which is now expected around the year end.