The next generation of Hyundai Elantra or in our case Hyundai Avante, was reveal few months ago in South Korea’s Busan Motor Show as we reported earlier. Since then, more and more details has surfaced in the Web. Earlier this week the first official interior shot was leaked. If you’ve been following our earlier review on the new Hyundai Sonata, you will notice that the current design approach by Hyundai for their vehicles.[singlepic id=3454 w=630 h= float=center]
While the Hyundai Sonata targets a more executive/business class buyers, the Hyundai Avante 2011 targets the younger generation thus, the design and curves are more daring. The center console curves with shapes of the “fluidic sculpture” concept from the automaker. As understand with complexity of curves and design higher cost will occur, we hope Hyundai does not sacrifice the quality of material used in the interior of the upcoming Avante as we notice in the Hyundai Sonata 2011.[singlepic id=1671 w=630 h= float=center]
Also, a video of Hyundai Avante in action was recorded and posted online. The Hyundai Avante was spotted doing some parking practice (not sure if they are testing their reverse camera and etc). From the video we can see the Hyundai Avante has grown in size and more aerodynamically looking, again following their “fluidic” design cues.
In our opinion, the Hyundai Avante looks better than it’s elder brother – Hyundai Sonata. With the new Hyundai 1.6 liter produces a 138hp, this could mean that it will give it’s Korean cousin – Kia Forte and the Japanese rivals such as Honda Civic, Mazda 3 Sport, Toyota Corolla Altis some tough competition. The current Hyundai Avante 2.0L is selling for RM95,301.80 without insurance. Following an increase of the Hyundai Sonata, with a similar spec ( meaning a new 2.0L Avante) we would expect an increase of the price.[nggallery id=57]