2016 Hyundai Elantra (Avante) unveiled
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra was recently unveiled in South Korea. The car will make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show next week. It will be launched in South Korea soon (under the name Avante) and will make its way to India sometime in 2016.
Let`s have a closer look at it.
The car has been designed by Peter Schreyer. He’s the same guy whose designed iconic cars like the Audi TT and others. As compared to the older generation model, this car is way sharper and the lines are way more defined.
In comparison to the previous model, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra is 20 mm longer and 25 mm wider. This results in increased interior space and more legroom. There is upto 32% more advanced high strength steel used in this updated model. The design improves the aerodynamics of the vehicle, which makes it faster and gives it better handling. The front fascia of the vehicle incorporates a new grille. The grill is massive and is thick on the edges. The chrome used on the luxury sedan gives it a modern appeal.
The headlamps used on the vehicle look straight out of the jaguar assembly line. The daytime running LED’s look nice. The sides of the bumper sport fog lamps. The rear end of the vehicle will feature LED tailamps, which look amazing.
The Hyundai Elantra has a rather conservative interior design. An all black interior paired along with silver trimmings all over. The center console is elegantly designed. The center entertainment unit has been angled towards the driver`s seat.
The steering wheel has all the controls required to control the media unit. The audio unit has 8 speakers and an amplifier, which take care of your entertainment needs.
Under the hood
The Hyundai Elantra will have a number of engine options. There will be an option of two diesel engines and one petrol. The diesel engines available are 1.6VGT and 1.6Gdi and the petrol is 2.0 Mpi. A six-speed auto, a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual clutch transmission (only for the 1.6VGT) will channelize the power to the front wheels.
The main changes have been made to the suspension setup. The suspension of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra has been redesigned to provide greater control and offer better ride quality. Changes in the suspension design and the structure make sure the car handles better than the previous generation model.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has been tested at the Korea International Circuit at Yeongam, where the F1 world championship is held. The steering feel has been improved by incorporating an advanced version of Motor driven power steering.
The updated Elantra will be launched in India sometime in the middle of next year.