The new sedan Hyundai Mistra distinguished optics: headlights from Kona and lights in the style of the upcoming Sonata

The new sedan Hyundai Mistra distinguished optics: headlights from Kona and lights in the style of the upcoming Sonata

January 31, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Photospies caught Hyundai’s sedan new generation. According to preliminary data, the model will enter the market next year.

The first generation Mistra Sedan made its debut in 2013, it was designed specifically for China, and the production of the sedan was also established there – it is produced by the joint venture Hyundai Beijing. In the local Hyundai lineup, this model occupies a niche between the Elantra and the Sonata. In 2017, the Mistra experienced a restyling, and next year sales of the second generation sedan should start in the Middle Kingdom. However, it is possible that the presentation will be held in 2019 already. Snapshots of a test prototype published edition Autohome.

Judging by the slots in camouflage, Mistra received a two-tier head optics: on top are located strips of daytime running lights, under them – the main blocks of headlights. This solution is also used on other Hyundai models, but only on crossovers. For example, the compact Kona SUV (in China the cross is called Encino) and Santa Fe have similar optics. The rear lights were probably made in the style of the Chinese Santa and the new Sonata (not yet officially represented), but only at Mystra the LED line seems to be located at the top, whereas at the SUV and Sonata it passes below.

At the moment, it is not known whether Mistra has changed the platform. The current sedan built on an stretched version of the platform Hyundai i30. The length of the first generation sedan is 4710 mm, wheelbase – 2770 mm. For comparison, the length of the chinese Elantra (pre-reform model) is 4610 mm, the distance between the axes is 2700 mm. Dimensions of the current Sonata – 4855 and 2805 mm respectively.

On the motor scale of the new Mistra information also yet. The first-generation sedan is available today with the 1.8 MPI (aspirated) gasoline (143 hp, 176 Nm) and the 1.6 T-GDi (turbo four) (175 hp, 265 Nm). The naturally aspirated engine is combined with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, the turbo engine is paired with a seven-speed robotic gearbox with two clutches.

The price of the current Hyundai Mistra starts at 129,800 yuan. Demand for a sedan is not bad, although last year it ended up “in the red”: 99,118 cars were sold, which is 26% less than in 2017. The Elantra (from 119,800 yuan) is twice as good – 216,884 sold in 2018 auto (+ 86%). Well, at the Sonata (from 169,800 yuan) sales in China are scanty – only 6,693 units.

In other countries, the Mistra sedan is still not planned to be delivered.

By the way, Hyundai will soon present an updated Elantra for the Chinese market – unlike the global model, the local sedan will not have triangular headlights.