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Hyundai Teases 2016 Elantra Interior, Looks a Lot Like A German Car

Hyundai are busy these days not only with last-minute preparations for the global launch of the new Elantra but also with the teasing game started last week.
Hyundai Elantra Teaser 1 photo
After some photos and sketches hinting at how the Hyundai Elantra might look like on the outside, the Korean carmaker decided it was about time we got a glimpse of the model's interior.

Don't get your hopes too high, though, because as you can see, the image above is more of a rendering or design sketch than real-life image. That shouldn't be a problem because we're used to this kind of teasers. Plus, the image does reveal a thing or two about the sedan's interior style.

The first thing that drew our attention was the minimalist style adopted by designers, and we can't help but mention we see quite a lot of inspiration coming from Audi and Volkswagen models in there.

If you have the curiosity of looking inside the ongoing Elantra and compare the two versions, you'll notice the new one got rid of some buttons and switches and adopted a new touchscreen for the infotainment system, but no additional information comes with the photo.

It looks like Hyundai designers matched the German-inspired exterior with the same sober air inside. One explanation for this is the public's affinity for German cars, which makes other non-European carmakers adopt similar styling cues, hoping to gain more buyers.

Those buyers will also be interested in what's under the new Elantra's hood, so here's what we can tell you so far: the model will rely on, among others mills, a 1.6-liter T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine, the same found under the hood in the Tucson.

The unit is expected to deliver somewhere around 175 horsepower directed towards the front wheels via a six-speed auto gearbox. In addition, clients can opt for a new, more efficient dual clutch seven-speed tranny.


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