Hyundai has released a single photo of the new Elantra Touring model head of its official debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show next month. The Korean automaker will reveal the car under its European badge, the i30.
Now sharing the brand’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language, the Elantra Touring also gets a hexagonal shaped front grille to help bring it closer to the rest of the Hyundai lineup.
When it does make its way to North America, power is expected to come from the same 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine found under the hood of the Elantra sedan, making 148-hp and achieving a 40-mpg highway rating.
The previous generation Elantra Touring never really caught on in North America, despite generally good things said by the automotive media. The addition of this more stylish, yet functional 5-door hatchback will, however, give Hyundai a product to offer against the new Ford Focus hatchback, competing in what seems to be a re-emerging segment.