The 2017 Hyundai Elantra that will be revealed in North America later this year impresses The Sleuth greatly. The significantly redesigned compact car is pretty much the same size as the current model, save for about a one-inch increase in length and width. The standard engine is a 147-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder that’s harnessed to a six-speed manual transmission, or optional seven-speed automated manual. There’s word a turbocharged option will be added that would counter a similar powerplant available in the upcoming 2016 Honda Civic, which is the Elantra’s primary rival. The new Elantra is expected to go on sale by the spring of 2016.



Elantra gets a makeover: