Red 2016 Hyundai Elantra spotted in Korea - Spied

08/08/2015 - 18:38 | ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

Will be unveiled later this year.

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra, codenamed Hyundai AD, will be unveiled later this year. Ahead of its launch, it has been spied with camouflage in a sporty red body colour, in South Korea, by an AutoSpy user.

2016 Hyundai Elantra spied front three quarter Korea
The 2016 Elantra, reports say, is based on a new platform, and will come with new 1.6-liter turbo petrol and 1.7-liter diesel engines.

The spy pictures like the previous ones, show a bigger horizontal-slat grille, larger projector lamps with LED DRLs and vertical LED strips on the bumper. Coming to the side, there are sleek looking mirrors, swooping roofline with shark fin antenna and a rising beltline at the start of the C-pillar. At the back, it gets elongated taillamps likely to be introduced with redesigned LED clusters.

There is no information on the interior or features but premium materials and upgraded equipment are expected to lend an upmarket feel to the cabin. Features likely are adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, and a new high-end JBL Surround Sound system.

2016 Hyundai Elantra spied rear South Korea
The new Elantra could also use the company's 7-speed DCT and offer autonomous emergency braking.

Under the hood a 1.6-litre T-GDI petrol unit that does duty on the Tucson where it generates 175 hp, paired with either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, could power the mainstay variants.

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The downsized 1.7-liter diesel engine, that finds application on the Tucson and Korean-spec Sonata, producing 141 hp and 340 Nm of torque on the latter, and mated to a 7-speed DCT automatic gearbox, could the Elantra's engine of choice in markets such as Korea and Europe, where diesel variants enjoy increasing demand.

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