HUNTINGTON BEACH, California — The redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan will be unveiled at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show in November and arrive at Hyundai dealerships in early 2016, Edmunds has confirmed.
The new Elantra will have an upmarket appearance, Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America, said in an interview.
"It looks like a very expensive vehicle," Zuchowski said.
Upgrades are expected to include a quieter cabin, improved ride and higher-quality interior materials.
Pricing has not been announced.
Details about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback were not disclosed. The Elantra coupe was dropped during the 2014 model year.
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra is on sale now.
Zuchowski said that earlier this month the redesigned Elantra was reviewed by a consumer focus group that also viewed the Civic, Focus, Mazda 3 and Corolla.
"It did very well against its key competitors," he said. "We are very optimistic. It is very important for us."
Production of the 2017 Elantra sedan begins in November at Hyundai's South Korea plant and in December at its Alabama plant.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers in this crowded segment can look forward to a new-and-improved Hyundai Elantra sedan early next year. But there are plenty of good choices at dealerships in the meantime.