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2021 Hyundai Elantra spied

Hyundai's seventh-generation small sedan looks as though it will adopt styling cues from the larger Sonata.
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The next-generation Hyundai Elantra has been spied during cold weather in Sweden.

While most of the car's design details are shrouded from view, the overall shape seems to be inspired by the upcoming Sonata. Like the larger sedan, the new Elantra has a fastback-style silhouette ending with a sharply creased boot lid.

Over-the-shoulder visibility might be hampered by the long flowing C-pillar, which features a piece of black plastic masquerading as an extra window.

One difference, apart from the shorter overall length, between the Sonata and Elantra is the position of the character line. On the Sonata it's above the door handles, while on the smaller Elantra it's located underneath.

Up front the Elantra is sporting a grille similar to the one used on the latest Sonata, as well as the next-generation Tucson, which was previewed by the Vision T concept at the 2019 Los Angeles motor show and last spied in October.

Other styling details are difficult to see thanks to the car's extensive covering.

Under the bonnet the new Elantra could feature the company's new Smartstream petrol engines, and other new motors.

Top-end models will likely be available with a customisable digital instrumentation screen, and a large widescreen infotainment system.

The current Elantra (below) was given an extensive facelift last year with new angular headlights, and a redesigned boot featuring prominent Elantra lettering.


The current Hyundai Elantra