Hyundai has taken the wraps off its latest entrant into the mid-size sedan market.
Designed to rival the popular Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3 sedans, this new car will replace the venerable Elantra and is set to his the dealerships in early 2011.
Hyundai is keeping quiet on pricing and naming – although the i35 is a hotly tipped favourite – but is being a little less secretive about the car’s specifications.
The new car will be powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine with a six-speed automatic gearbox, although it is believed that a 2-litre version will be made available in Hyundai’s core market, Australia.
The new design is certainly quite a departure from previous Hyundai sedan models, with touches of the Ford Mondeo in its front-end treatment and overall body shape. The creased doors seem to be a mainstay in the latest Hyundai models, and it will remain to be seen how quickly this exaggeration dates the overall look.