2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan spy shots. Photos by Davis Adams.
These spy shots, captured during testing in Michigan, show the next iteration of the Elantra sedan wearing heavy camouflage. The placement of that camouflage hints at a refreshed design for the nose, doors, and tail of the car.
2014 Hyundai Elantra Sedan spy shots. Photos by Davis Adams.Enlarge Photo
No changes are expected to the powertrain, with the 148-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder carrying forward from the 2013 model. The front-wheel-drive sedan is also certain to keep its choice of six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. That means the (revised) 38-mpg highway figure should remain intact, regardless of the gearbox chosen.
While never athletic, the Elantra has seen improvements to its ride and steering quality over its first few years on the market. Updates for the 2014 model year should continue this trend, with the sedan's rear suspension possibly adopting the V-Beam system found on the Elantra Coupe for a somewhat sportier feel.
The updated Elantra should arrive at this fall's Los Angeles Auto Show, likely as a 2014 model. Look for more details on the 2014 Hyundai Elantra refresh to follow soon.