Here is the proof that Hyundai already begun testing a successor model to its current Elantra compact sedan. A prototype has just recently been caught while out in the wild. Covered with heavy camouflage, the prototype model provides us with the very first glimpse of how the 2011 Elantra sedan will look like.
Honestly, there's not much to see rather than Elantra's general body shape, but that seems to be very sporty. It's pretty evident that the 2011 Elantra will follow Hyundai's upcoming Sonata with its design language. The model will sport a modern design with sleek profile and coupe-like roofline. Compared to the current Elantra model, the new one will not only attract consumers by offering value, but also with its attractive exterior styling.
Although there are no available details on Elantra's powertrain options, the 2011 Elantra is expected to be available with a wide selection of four-cylinder powertrains. Hyundai will soon apply its latest gasoline direct injection technology to its 1.6L and 2.0L four-cylinder engines and those are expected to make their production debut in next Elantra.
According to some inside reports, Hyundai will also debut a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox in new Elantra, but that remains to be seen. The 2011 Elantra is expected to make its official debut late next year, possibly at the 2010 L.A. auto show. Sales will commence shortly after its official debut.
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