The all new Hyundai Elantra compact sedan has arrived, debuting in its home market of South Korea ahead of the U.S. reveal scheduled for the Los Angeles auto show in November.
With more upscale styling inspired by the Genesis sedan, a much-improved interior, and plenty of new features, the sixth generation 2017 Hyundai Elantra looks like it will be a competitive entry in the mainstream compact sedan segment.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra’s front end adopts the corporate hexagonal grille shape seen on many other Hyundai models. A low hood profile tapers into an inset character line along the side, which rises toward the high deckled. Wide taillights mimic those on the Genesis, as do the sharply raked C-pillars and rear windshield.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra, which is called the Avante in Korea, is 0.8 inch longer and 1 inch wider than before, and is said to offer a more spacious interior. Available active-safety features for the Elantra will include blind-spot monitoring, autonomous emergency braking, and rear cross-traffic alert.