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^ smaller afaik
the Sonata was/is Fusion-sized
Elantra was 169.3 ovl, 104.3 wlb
imho they've needed something in between - dunno if the Elantra is growing


:thumb: TY for posting it, Igor!
here's a blog in english
First Official Teaser Image Of Hyundai Elantra Redesign
Hyundai-Blog.com

August 19, 2015


The all-new Elantra sedan is coming soon, and Hyundai are giving us a sneak peek...

...What we do know for sure is that the US version of the Elantra will come with a 1.6-liter T-GDi engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which will allow the vehicle to deliver as much as 43 mpg on the highway.

High strength steel is used in 53% of the body, and the drag coefficient is a mere 0.27, making the Elantra among the most aerodynamic offerings in the segment.

Rumors are...
 

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^ smaller afaik
the Sonata was/is Fusion-sized
Elantra was 169.3 ovl, 104.3 wlb
imho they've needed something in between - dunno if the Elantra is growing
The current outgoing Elantra Sedan is 179.1 inches long and has a 106.3 inch wheelbase.



So basically a Hyundai Fusion.
Not much, shape is evolutionary with the addition of the Audi-like grill seen in more recent Hyundais.

 

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^^^ I'm looking more at the side detailing which looks more in line with the Fusion than the current car.
 

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^ smaller afaik
the Sonata was/is Fusion-sized
Elantra was 169.3 ovl, 104.3 wlb
imho they've needed something in between - dunno if the Elantra is growing
I'm not much of a Hyundai guy, forgot the Elantra was the Focus sized car.
 

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well, my impression is you'll forget it otherwise....
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Yup!

View attachment 19265

Bonus Escape in the back!
WOW
with the fishbowl distortion, I first thought that was a Fusion...

...definitely time for different flavors of sausage, not just diff lengths


ps
that's an interesting looking building/complex in the background
do you know what it is?
 

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Saw an Escort last night, that is the first thing I thought of when I saw this Elantra sketch...


If the 2007 Elantra had sharper styling, it would look like the Chinese Ford Escort.



^ one of the NEW Escorts, Paul?
ie the nice looking China-only, just-built, but on that old platform, one?
It's built on a low-cost version of the Focus Mk2's C1 platform which the current Global C is based on. They ditched the control blade independent rear suspension and put a Fiesta-style torsion beam.
The Interior is entry-level too, it uses the same type of gauges as the Ford Figo and Brazilian Ka, but with diff graphics/fonts.

Escort


Ka/Figo
 

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Leaked images of the next Elantra sedan (aka Avante in Korea)



-http://www.worldcarfans.com/115082798236/new-hyundai-avante--elantra-caught-undisguised
 
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