The successor of Hyundai Avante will be released as early as March. Major changes were made through in a recent facelift, but the new design have not show an impressive figure in sales volume, so that’s why Hyundai now wants to “Sonatize” their next-gen Elantra, and today we have the first details of the Sport variant of the 7th gen Elantra (to be badged as N-Line).
The successor of Avante is expected to secure merchandise at the level of midsize cars through a larger body along with next-generation design that will follow what they have done with the Sonata.
The Avante follow-up extends from 4620mm in the current Avante to 4655mm like Kia’s Forte. In addition to the 1.6 smartstream gasoline, a new 1.2 Turbo GDi and 1.6 CVVD Turbo GDi engines will be available. In particular, the Avante will add a hybrid model and a high-performance N-line, that will have the mentioned 1.6 Turbo engine with the new 8-speed DCT transmission.
These are the measures of the new Elantra. 4,650mm x 1,810mm x 1,415mm with a wheelbase of 2,720mm.
The rear design will have connected tailights, but with a more regular design (on the spy pictures we can see a similar look to new Optima tailights) despite de different design of the Sonata.
Despite that looks like Hyundai is focused on SUVs, on a recent interview, Hyundai Executive said will continue launching sedans with the same formula as the new Sonata, which has turned out to be a success.