Because not a single word has officially been spoken in English about this car, the Elantra sparks our curiosity in a big way. Purely from a design point of view, it puts the VW Jetta and even the Mazda3 to shame. A long, flowing roofline draws your eyes from the bonnet to the LED taillights.
Hyundai put together a gigantic test fleet of Avante sedans, and from the myriad of videos currently on Youtube, we've chosen a couple of revealing ones. The first is a detailed walkaround that shows how build quality and cabin space have improved significantly. It also seems to have the same LCD infotainment system as the bigger Sonata, which is nice.
The second clip shows an acceleration test carried out with the least powerful model, equipped with a 1.6-liter GDi producing 132 PS and 161 Nm (119 lb-ft) of torque. It takes around 11 seconds to reach 100 km/h (62 mph)... If that somewhat pedestrian pace bothers you, know that a Nu 2.0 MPi Atkinson engine rated at 149 PS is also available with a 6-speed automatic.
For the Korean penny pinchers, Hyundai developed a new type of diesel engine called 1.6 e-VGT. It produces decent numbers like 136 PS and 300 Nm (221lb-ft) of torque, but its true calling card is the optional a seven-speed DCT.