2017 Hyundai Elantra & N 2025 VISION Make American Debut in Los Angeles
Hyundai might not have anything new to show us, but it still is making an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show this week to share a couple models already revealed elsewhere.
The main headliner is the next-generation Hyundai Elantra, which was revealed through a ceremony and images released in South Korea back in September. As before, reactions to the 2017 Hyundai Elantra sedan’s new design are mixed, as many favored its previous front fascia more than the square, bulky one created by the addition of Hyundai’s now-popular hexagonal grille.
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Information on the 2017 Elantra’s and N 2025 VISION Concept’s Appearances in LA
Attendees to the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show were the first in America to be introduced to the sixth-generation Hyundai Elantra. Shedding its previous playful appearance for something more sophisticated and luxurious, the 2017 Elantra will be headed to local dealerships this coming January. The new model claims to have a more aerodynamic design, bolstered by an increased width and length.
The new Elantra also flaunts a more “premium” interior with higher-end features, intelligent technology, and the latest safety devices. The standard engine is a a 2.0-liter Nu MPI Atkinson four-cylinder, achieving 147 horsepower and a predicted 29 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg.
The other vehicle making an appearance in California was the hydrogen-powered N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Concept, which first debuted in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. The dynamic concept model heralds the launch of the brand’s N Performance division, and was developed as part of the Vision Gran Turismo project which invites automakers to design vehicles exclusively for the renowned Gran Turismo® video game franchise.
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