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Like the current model, the new Elantra will be manufactured at Hyundai’s factory in the outskirts of Chennai. The executive sedan has been spotted testing in India ahead of its launch, with camouflage covering an evolutionary exterior influenced by Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design philosophy. Compared to the outgoing model, the next gen Elantra is 20 mm longer and 25 mm wider.
The interior has also undergone a total redesign, with cues borrowed from the new Hyundai Sonata and new Tucson. Spyshots have revealed that the 2016 Elantra will feature a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, automatic climate control, cruise control, rain sensing wipers and start/stop button.
For the Elantra, Hyundai will offer a 2.0-liter MPI four-cylinder petrol engine with 149 PS (146.90 hp)/183 Nm of torque and a 1.6-litre four-cylinder CRDi VGT diesel engine that produces 136 PS (134.09 hp) and 306 Nm of torque. Transmission options are reported to be 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic gearboxes.