All Hyundai will now be as follows: the first model in the new style is shownApril 25, 2018
The company Hyundai introduced at the Beijing Motor Show mid-size sedan Lafesta. The car is made in the new brand style of the brand – Sensuous Sportiness, “sensual sportiness”.
The first-born of the new design language was the concept car Le Fil Rouge, shown a month ago at the Geneva Motor Show, and Lafesta – the first production car made in this style. Its features are frowned optics, visually combined with the radiator grille, a relief sidewall with a padding on the rear door and a short tail on the trunk lid.
Judging by the size, the car is based on the Hyundai Elantra sedan: the wheelbase coincides (2700 millimeters), and the length of the “Lafesta” is slightly larger and is 4660 millimeters (+90 millimeters).
Under the hood – 1.6-liter gasoline turbo engine, working in tandem with a seven-step preselective automatic transmission. Exact characteristics yet, but on other Hyundai models this motor develops from 177 to 204 horsepower.
It is still unknown whether Lafesta will be sold outside of China: in Europe, Hyundai already has a similar, more compact car based on the i30 hatchback. The assembly of Hyundai Lafesta at the joint venture Beijing Hyundai in Chongqing will begin this year.