Spied: 2017 Hyundai Elantra interior undisguised
Spies have captured the interior of the new Hyundai Elantra, showing us the cabin of what appears to be an entry-to-mid-trim model.
The dash and center stack layout follow that of the new Sonata. In this implementation, though, it’s almost reminiscent of recent Mazda designs. Even this model, which lacks a touchscreen interface, appears relatively uncluttered. Upper-trim models are expected to integrate Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the latter of which is already available on the Sonata.
As for the rest of the Elantra, we expect to see Hyundai’s new 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox available alongside more conventional powertrain options.
Outside, it is expected to adopt a more upscale design characterized by elongated headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights, a hexagonal radiator grille and a sculpted hood. Like the bigger Genesis, it will be heavily influenced by Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language.
It should also be more tech-focused than ever. Buyers will be able to order the car with electronic driving aids like blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is expected to debut at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November and arrive on dealer lots next spring.
Photos by Brian Williams.