To go on sale in China next year.
Beijing-Hyundai has pulled the wraps off the Hyundai Celesta sedan at the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show. It is an all new sedan from the Beijing-Hyundai JV that slots between the Hyundai Verna and Hyundai Elantra. It will go on sale in China next year and will stay as a China-only model.
The Hyundai Celesta measures 4,510 mm long, 1,756 mm wide, 1,470 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 2,650 mm. This makes it 50 mm longer than the new Verna and 25 mm shorter than the Elantra. The exterior borrows inspiration from the familiar Fluidic Sculpture 2.0, and combines cues from the new Hyundai Verna and Elantra.
Lower variants will have a black mesh grille with silver garnish flanked by regular headlamps, while top-end models (featured above) come with horizontal chrome slats on the grille, projector headlamps with LED DRLs, chrome garnish around the grille and foglamps, and 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Celesta is powered by a 1.6L naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine that outputs 123 hp and 155 Nm of torque. It is available with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox.