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Hyundai Previews China-Exclusive Model Called Mistra at Shanghai Auto Show
APRIL 20, 2013

In a declared effort to "become a leading brand in China," Hyundai is pulling out all the stops to accelerate the process. Now, they have revealed a preview for a China-exclusive model called "Mistra" after the Laconia region of southern Greece. According to Hyundai, it's Chinese name, Mingtu, "signifies integrity and quality". We previously showed you the car via a billboard photo, which was pretty revealing.

Despite labeled a concept, the Mistra already looks like a production model, which will follow later this year. As we first speculated, it sits between the Sonata and Elantra sedans in Hyundai’s Chinese range, with the production version to be built locally by the Beijing Hyundai Motor Co. joint venture, which was established in 2002.

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