Charged Hyundai Elantra will receive a 1.6-liter engineFebruary 6, 2020
The successor to the Hyundai Avante will be released in March, but today the first details about the model are already known.
Not so long ago, the Hyundai Elantra sedan experienced a slight restyling, which, however, did not bring the expected results – sales remained unchanged. That is why the automaker decided to “sonatize” the next generation of the model, and today we have the first details about the sports performance of the 7th generation of the model, which can receive the N-Line prefix.
Based on the renders presented earlier, dramatic changes regarding the exterior of the sedan include a “cascading” grille to match the headlights, while the roof line is likely to be slightly lowered to give the Elantra a more modern coupe style profile. The length of the new Avante (that’s what the model is called on the local market) will increase from 4620 mm in the current Avante to 4655 mm, like the Kia Forte. In addition to the 1.6 smartstream gasoline engine, the new 1.2 Turbo GDi and 1.6 CVVD Turbo GDi engines will be available. In particular, Avante will add a hybrid version and a “charged” N-line, which will have the 1.6 Turbo engine mentioned, combined with the new 8-speed DCT gearbox.
“American” Elantra may appear in the model year 2022, which means the upcoming debut in the US market next year. At the same time, it is expected that Hyundai will present the production version of the next-generation Avante by the end of 2020. Despite the fact that Hyundai seems to focus on SUVs, in a recent interview, a brand spokesman said the automaker intends to continue producing sedans with the same formula as the new Sonata, which turned out to be successful.
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