Hyundai Unveiling Next Gen Elantra At 2015 L.A. Auto Show


Hot off the heels of its fifth generation refresh, it looks like Autoblog got word that Hyundai HQ is dropping the next generation Hyundai Elantra at the 2015 LA Auto Show. This just won’t be a refresh of its current platform, but will be an all new redesign. Pictured below is the current generation.

The Hyundai Elantra has always sold well here in the United States. Against far more competitive marques, Hyundai even sold more Elantras then Civic’s just last month (1809 more units to be exact.) For a car company that in the grand scheme of things, is relatively new to the U.S. market, the Hyundai Elantra is doing surprisingly well.

When Car and Driver took it out for testing, they lamented the fact that sportiness and driving fun weren’t high on Hyundai engineers priority list, but buyers aren’t exactly looking for a sporty time when they’re commuting.

The Hyundai Elantra is a commuter’s paradise when compared to other cars dollar for dollar.

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Cruise control, power windows, and a telescoping steering wheel come standard. Additionally keyless entry, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, aluminum-alloy wheels, and a 172-watt 6-speaker AM/FM/CD/satellite radio also come standard, given that these are options normally found on luxury vehicles.

Power comes courtesy of a 1.8 liter 145 HP unit or a 2.0 liter 173 HP unit, both adequate for commuter duties.

Hyundai has identified its strengths with the Elantra and will exploit them to the max with this next generation Hyundai Elantra.

Look for a modest bump in power possibly from an all-new GDI engine lineup, exterior design in line with the Sonata and more standard features.

And if you’re a keen shopper, watch for Hyundai to start slashing prices on this current Elantra to make room for this next generation being released.

Check out this walk around courtesy of Humble Hyundai.