The power will be transferred to the wheels via a 6-speed manual as well as automatic transmission, which will be made optional offering. Later on, the Korean manufacturer will also bring in a more powerful turbo-charged 2.0-litre petrol mill, mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

The Elantra is already known for its striking looks; and it is even better in the Next-gen 2017 model, as it’s built on new design traits than the Hyundai’s more conventional fluidic design platform. Keeping with the trend, Hyundai also brings the new hexagonal front-grille to the front-fascia with sweptback headlamps above C-housed fog lamps. The rear profile also gets sleeker LEDs, bold-looking bumper and revised boot lid.

Going into the interiors, with the 8-inch JBL infotainment system, the dashboard and the cabin are more traditional and driver-centric, probably taking after the Sonata. Both the cabin and the overall interior are also spacious with improved equipment and enhanced features.

The Next-gen Hyundai Elantra will pose and face competition to and from the rivals Toyota Corollla Altis, Skoda Octavia, Volkswagen Jetta and Chevrolet Cruze, while Honda Civic will also join in, after the launch of its tenth-generation model in 2017.