Hyundai Teases New Elantra Design Because Future Needs No Doors
Hyundai released Wednesday a new concept sketch of the coming Elantra, which shows that the new model will sport a large hexagonal grille, sleeker and lower headlights, and a steeper dropping C-pillar.
The Elantra is scheduled for a redesign for 2017 and outlets are reporting the new sedan will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. It’s not clear what engines may power the new Elantra.
Hyundai released few details about the coming Elantra. According to Automotive News, the new Elantra will share a modified platform with Hyundai’s dedicated hybrid and Kia’s Forte. The Korean automaker is expected to release four hybrids, two plug-in hybrids and one electric car in the U.S. between 2016 and 2018.
However, the concept sports a red signature of identified origins. TTAC’s handwriting recognition investigators suspect it could be Hyundai’s chief of design Peter Schreyer who penned the sketch, as the compact signature sports all the hallmarks of horn-rimmed glasses.
How ridiculous that Ford, Subaru, and Hyundai are all now using nearly identical grilles.
I don't think it's his. http://pds.joins.com/jmnet/koreajoongangdaily/_data/photo/2013/01/13192357.jpg http://www.carbodydesign.com/media/2011/07/Kia-Design-Sketches-by-Peter-Schreyer-355x226.jpg
The current Kia Forte is probably the best looking of all the compact sedans out there now, hopefully the new Elantra doesn't devolve like the Sonata did.
That looks like a 2016 Chevy Cruze with the Hyundai corporate grille plastered on the front. ....and no doors.