Will The New Hyundai Elantra Look As Good As The Sonata?

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The new Hyundai Elantra has been spied with Sonata styling cues.

Now that the all-new Hyundai Sonata has debuted, it's only a matter of time before its smaller Elantra sibling gets a redesign. The Hyundai Elantra was given a facelift for 2019 with a revised front fascia and new tech, but the next-generation version is already in development. Expectations are high as the new 2020 Sonata is one of the most stylish sedans on the market thanks to Hyundai's striking new design language. Judging from these new spy shots, the new Hyundai Elantra won't disappoint in the looks department.

The new Hyundai Elantra prototype was spotted in Sweden playing in the snow during cold-weather testing. Heavy camouflage prevents us from getting a clear look at the design details, but the new Elantra is expected to share design cues with the striking 2020 Sonata, which is a very good thing.

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Like the Sonata, the new Elantra adopts a fastback body style with a sleek sloping roofline, while the grille looks similar to the Cascading grille used on the new Sonata. We're also expecting the headlights and taillights to be redesigned. The new Elantra will also be slightly larger than the outgoing model, which should improve the cabin space.

Under the hood, the new Hyundai Elantra should be offered with new 1.2-liter and 1.6-liter turbo gasoline engines, as well as a new Smartstream gasoline engine.

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The current Elantra is offered with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder developing 147 horsepower and 132 lb-ft of torque, a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 128 hp and 156 lb-ft, and a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder producing 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. A plug-in hybrid variant is also reportedly in the pipeline along with a more potent N-Performance version. Our source suggests the new Hyundai Elantra will be revealed in the second half of 2020 before going on sale as a 2021 model.

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