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Your New Friend, the Next-Gen Hyundai Elantra, Headed to LA Auto Show

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blue 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT at 2015 Chicago Auto Show

Pictured: 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT at the Chicago Auto Show

We all love news about crazy concept cars and top-of-the-line models we can only dream about owning. When it comes to news about a vehicle that we’re more likely to own, that sadly doesn’t get the same attention. That’s why we want to make sure you’re introduced to the newest Elantra when it arrives later this year.

A couple days ago, a spokesperson for the automaker announced that the next generation of the Hyundai Elantra is on its way–and will be revealed at the 2015 LA Auto Show.

Current Model Showroom: Get to know the 2015 Hyundai Elantra sedan

Prepare to Meet the 2017 Hyundai Elantra

The LA Auto Show, which kicks off the annual season of vehicle expos, runs from November 17th-29th this year. According to a conversation between a company spokesperson and Autoblog, the event will feature the first appearance of Hyundai‘s compact sedan.

This redesigned sixth generation of the Elantra is expected to come with a brand new design. Spy shots and rumors haven’t revealed much, but many are concerned about how the brand’s design language will impact the car’s look, especially the grille.

Interior and entertainment features will probably stay fairly basic (since those are selling points on the Sonata and Genesis), but a 1.6 T-GDI turbocharged gasoline engine could be coming.

After the LA Auto Show, the next-gen Hyundai Elantra will go on sale in South Korea, the automaker’s home territory, as the Hyundai Avante. If that’s the case, it’s likely South Korean media disclose images of the new Elantra far earlier than November.

Word is this redesigned model won’t go on sale in the United States until late 2016, and only during that time. Surely we’ll be hearing more details during the summer. If this new version retains the same quality at an affordable price, the new Elantra will no doubt remain Hyundai’s biggest-selling model.

Take a Peek: Want an inside look at the 2015 Elantra?

News Source: Autoblog

  • So Sad

    Why has Hyundai taken a smart looking, edgy car like the Elantra and turned it into………. this? The Koreans seem to have abandoned a hugely successful original design only to copy a dated Swedish car.
    Although I’d decided to pull the trigger on buying a new ’16 Elantra Ltd this December or January (already picked out int./ext. colors, option packages, dealership, etc.), seeing this FUBAR-ed redesign has caused those plans to be shelved. I always buy “new” and keep a car for 12-14 yrs before replacing, so buying a butt-ugly vehicle just isn’t a consideration, regardless of the selling features. Resembling nothing quite so much as a cross between an old Volvo and a Fiat 500 has proven, at least for me, a decisive advantage in favor of me buying a Ford Focus instead, which pretty much says it all since I’ve been a completely delighted 2012 Genesis owner for 36 months now. After 65K trouble-free miles (well, I DID have to replace the battery at 23 months), I’d been 100% ready to purchase from Hyundai again with little more than a token glance at the competition. Now it’s once again an open horse race, and Hyundai’s trailing badly.
    What a shame.

    • Name

      Read it again. This is a 2017 model. You have a year and a half to buy the current version!