Although no specific details have been released, the website reports that a Hyundai America source has confirmed the November unveiling.
The company has a history of giving its new models a domestic debut before going on to a ‘proper’ global unveiling at one of the larger international motor shows, including past examples of the Sonata/i45, Grandeur and Genesis.
The new Elantra, which may have been revealed already if an earlier ‘leaked’ photo proves authentic, will replace the fifth-generation model that first appeared in 2010.
Spy photos of the new model reveal that while the new Elantra’s profile will not be dramatically altered, we can expect to see the latest evolution of Hyundai’s hexagonal grille design.
And, like the new 2016 Tucson, the new Elantra will also wear a simplified headlight design, doing away with the wave-like styling of the current model’s lamps.
The current Elantra is offered in Australia with a 110kW/178Nm 1.8 litre petrol engine, but Hyundai is expected to deliver the new model with a newer and more efficient range.
Watch for more details to come in the weeks and months ahead.
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