By: IOL Motoring Staff
Hwaseong, South Korea - Hyundai is hoping to take another step up the smartness and sophistication ladder with its new Elantra, which is called the Avante in South Korea.
The biggest stylistic departure is its Audi-like front end, complete with a large trapezoidal grille and pointy headlights, while the side profile and rear end are an evolution of the current model's design themes. Don't let that fool you though, as this is a larger car.
According to Hyundai's tape measure, the new Elantra is 20mm longer and 25mm wider than its predecessor and the company claims that interior room is comparable with cars in the segment above. The new sedan is more rigid too, thanks to its body structure using 32 percent more high-strength steel.