The seventh iteration of Hyundai’s small sedan strips its camouflage ahead of an official debut.
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UPDATE, March 18: Tune in to the unveiling at 1pm, with the video embedded below. Watch for our full story to appear at the same time.

UPDATE 2: REVEALED! Read the full story here.


March 11, 2020: Hyundai has given us a sneak peek at its new 2021 Elantra before the model’s debut next week.

The seventh-generation Elantra was recently spied completing its winter testing in Sweden, however new images and video of the model reveal more details.

The 2021 Elantra sedan appears to take many of its styling cues from the Vision T concept (below) that was teased in late 2019.

Above: the Hyundai Vision T concept

A stacked-diamond theme is applied to the large front grille and the styling extends to the wheels, which are vastly different to what was seen during winter testing.

In keeping with the overall theme, sharply angled daytime running lights are also fitted.

The diamond pattern can also be seen in contours of the doors and side panels, similar to the Vision T concept.

A light strip runs the width of the rear end, connecting sharp, angular tail lights.

The interior is kept minimalistic in a black and white trim. Sparing use of metallic greys accent the wheel, handles and storage compartments.

A red pinstripe runs the width of the dash (mirroring the light strip on the rear).

If this is an LED strip then it’s possible the 2021 Elantra will come with some form of cabin mood lighting. A steering wheel with controls and an infotainment screen are also visible.

The 2021 Elantra will be debuted in California on March 17. A livestream can be viewed here on March 18 at 7pm AEDT.