Hyundai will release the 7th generation Avante CN7 (also known as Elantra for the overseas markets) on the 25th. Hyundai Motor Group plans to launch Sorento, the new G80, and the new Avante one after another during March. In particular, the new Avante will significantly boost its sales thanks to its new design & technology and will continue to revitalize the domestic sedan market following Sonata and Grandeur.
Sedan market in South Korea were shrinking relatively as global interest in SUV were increasing. As a result, automakers are seeing an atmosphere that significantly improves the performance of sedan models. Sedan are still superior compared with a SUV in terms of cheaper price, better driving performance and sleek design.
The new Avante is a full-change model, and hybrid models will be introduced thanks to the use of Hyundai’s 3rd generation platform. In particular, the new Avante improves design and driving performance by applying a new lower center of gravity platform. The front grille and headlamps are positioned low to emphasize sportyness.
It also improves proportions by raising the body and lowering the height. The battlefield extends from the current 4620mm to the 4655mm of Kia K3. The Avante’s interior inherits the features of the Sonata, including an digital instrument cluster, a large-screen infotainment monitor, dual air conditioning, and a slim air vent.
The powertrain will also be improved with the addition of the SmartStream 1.6 Turbo, a new SmartStream 1.2 Turbo, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid, and Electric Vehicles, based on the SmartStream 1.6 gasoline and continuously variable transmissions, which were introduced through a change of the Avante. With the introduction of the N model, the proportion of hybrids will increase to 40%.