Someone at the Hyundai manufacturing facility in South Korea was audacious enough to shoot photos of the all-new Elantra and release them online.
The photos, which were first picked up by The Korean Car Blog, show the undisguised C-segment sedan in its Avante Korean Domestic Market (KDM) form. It is apparent that the sedan has ditched the sweeping character lines of the outgoing model for a more angular approach.
As a result, the front end of the Elantra looks more matured with its chiseled trapezoidal grille and sleek LED headlights. Around the back, the sedan gets prolific LED tail lights inspired by the Genesis luxury sedan and a strangely familiar deck lid.
The dashboard layout, meanwhile, is clearly designed with the new Sonata in mind. It has a two-layer design, trapezoidal air-conditioning vents, and most importantly, less buttons compared to today’s car.
Depending on markets, the new Elantra will be available with a 175 hp 1.6-litre T-GDI engine coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It is expected to debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Motor Show in November.