The 2017 Hyundai Elantra gets a mature new styling based on the Fluidic Design Sculpture 2.0 and will be appealing to a wider audience, unlike the flamboyant outgoing version.
The outgoing Hyundai Elantra (Avante in Korea) is certainly one of the very good looking sedans that the car maker built over the years with its flamboyant design still pleasing the eye. Nonetheless, the model is on its way out and the next generation 2017 Elantra scheduled for a public debut in the coming months has been spotted up close completely undisguised revealing almost all the aesthetic details on the car. With the images captured during the final stages of manufacturing, the four-door premium sedan is all grown up now.
To begin with, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is a lot more mature in design with the lines far more sharper and restrained. Taking cues from the Vision G concept, there is a large or rather massive single frame trapezoidal grille up front with five chrome slats and even a chrome outline, and is flanked by the sweptback headlights at either end with the L-shaped LED eyebrows. The bumper gets the very well contoured boomerang shaped air intakes that also house the fog lights.
Moving to the sides, the new set of alloy wheels is sure to grab your attention while the simplistic profile is accentuated by a receding shoulder line and compliments the coupe roofline well. That said, rear headroom might be a bit of a compromise on the 2017 Elantra. At the rear though, there are lots of elements that lend it the distinctive Hyundai look with the most obvious being the LED tail lights which are elongated versions of the ones seen on the Elite i20. The creases all over keep the appearance fun, but adding a sporty touch is the neatly integrated lip spoiler.
Moving inside, the interiors are done up in black and silver and meets the sharp look of the exterior design. That said, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra looks purpose built with an underlying bit of aggression added to the mix with a chunky multi-function steering wheel, angled centre console, a touchscreen infotainment system and leather upholstered seats. You further get a twin pod instrument cluster with a large MID unit sitting in the centre.
While engine options will be revealed in the coming months, a 1.6-litre T-GDi petrol is said to produce 175 PS, while diesel power will come from a 1.7-litre unit producing 141 PS. Hyundai’s new 7-speed dual clutch transmission will also feature on the sedan, as per reports. Complete details on the powertrain will be revealed soon.
Spy Pictures Source – TheKoreanCarBlog.com