India-bound 2016 Hyundai Elantra caught testing in China – Spied

Posted on: Nov 14, 2015 - 3:25pm IST

To launch in March 2016.

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has been caught testing in China wearing partial camouflage. The India-bound model is slated for its Chinese premiere at the 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show this month, reports iFeng Auto.

2016 Hyundai Elantra front quarter caught testing in China
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra will be presented at the 2015 Guangzhou Auto Show this month, says the local report.

The 2016 Elantra will be manufactured in China by the Beijing-Hyundai joint venture and it would be launched there in March 2016. The spied prototype is reported to be a GLX variant that is powered by the new 1.4 T-GDI engine mated to an automatic transmission. The test mule features new alloy wheels with five twin-spokes.

Launched in Korea last month, the sixth-generation Hyundai Elantra was recently showcased at the 2016 Dubai Motor Show. It features an updated design, a stiffer body structure and measures 20 mm longer and 25 mm wider than the current version, and comes with updated features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and a Harman audio system.

2016 Hyundai Elantra rear quarter caught testing in China
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The 2016 Elantra is expected to be launched in India by the end of 2016 or in early-2017. It may continue to be assembled at Hyundai Motor India’s plant in Chennai with a moderate level of localization.

2016 Hyundai Elantra – Spyshot Gallery

2016 Hyundai Elantra – Image Gallery

[Spyshots: ifeng]

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