March 09, 2006

Sneak Peek: 2007 Hyundai Elantra

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Hyundai is developing a replacement model for its compact Elantra sedan, using components and architecture from the recently redesigned Kia Spectra.

The new Hyundai goes into production this spring in Korea, where it is sold as the Avante. Its American cousin, the Elantra, won┬╣t get the new design, however, until model year 2007.

Early reports say the new model gets a curvier body and a longer wheelbase, which means more passenger space inside. Major mechanical components, including a twin-cam 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, will likely be shared with Kia.

Hattip: The Detroit News

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