2016 Hyundai Elantra Redesign, Specs, Price and Review

Reports are showing the spy shots of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan undergoing test while covered under heavy camouflage. The vehicle has been around for several years and has gone through few updates, now the Elantra will have another major updates. This becomes important move because the Korean automaker aims to strengthen their lineup and becomes stand out among the competitors.

2016 Honda Elantra Sedan Spy Shots

It may not have the best badge in the business, but the 2015 model year is a good looking car, which boasts with a varied suite of amenities, as well as new styling or tech packages. But the 2016 Elantra shapes up to be even better than the outgoing one.

Exterior

So what’s there to get excited about? Well, if you take a closer look at the prototype’s grille, you can identify a design that borrows heavily from the 2015 model year Genesis and Sonata. The front bumper design is more aggressively sculpted than that of the outgoing model, looking sharp thanks to those aggressively sculpted outer flanks that boast with LED strips and air vents.

As for the headlights, you can kiss the swept-back look of the current units in favor of thinner, more elegant light clusters. In terms of chassis and suspension, we don’t expect Hyundai to operate massive changes, but improve things such as handling characteristics and the ride.

While camouflage hides the extent of changes operated to the new Elantra’s profile and rear, those taillights are obviously redesigned, while the rear fenders have a bit of Sonata to them. Don’t worry, the rakish profile look of the current model will definitely live on for the 2016 model year. Expect Hyundai to unveil the 2016 Elantra in 2015, probably in the second half of the year.

2016 Honda Elantra Sedan Spy Shots Side View

Interior

The large cabin has an adorable dashboard that comprises of sophisticated features that provide a luxurious interior. They include an updated audio system, a dual-zone automatic climate controller, a key less ignition, a parking sensor, touch screen display and many more. In addition, there are several airbags that have been fitted strategically in the 2016 Elantra. They include airbags for front impact, for side impact and also for overhead. The car shall be capable of accommodating five people since it has sufficient head and leg room which is essential for comfortable seating. Its cabin also comes with a large luggage area for storing one’s staff.

Powertrain

Don’t anticipate massive changes here; at the least, there will be an continuation of the current 1.8-liter and 2.0-liter GDI engine options. Expect some minor tweaks to these units for improved economy and CO2 emissions.

Although it hasn’t been confirmed; a smaller, turbocharged four may make an appearance to help tackle the likes of Ford’s EcoBoost offerings. Power will be sensibly sent to the front wheels via a six speed manual or automatic.

2016 Honda Elantra Sedan Spy Shots Side View

Release Date and Price

The all-new 2016 Hyundai Elantra is expected to be unveiled in half of 2015, coming up as 2016 model year. Pricing is estimated to start around $20,000 for standard version. Competition is already tight at the moment, with the existence of familiar names like Honda Civic, Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, Kia Forte, Subaru Impreza and Mazda3, Hyundai will surely need sometime to fully conquer this market segment. More details should be available as the development progresses. Keep coming back!

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