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Paris 2016: Next-gen Hyundai Elantra GT on display

The 2016 Paris Auto Show featured the world premiere of the next-generation Hyundai i30 a.k.a. Elantra GT in North America. This model sports a newly developed front grille ― called the “Cascading Grille” ― that will become the new identity of Hyundai vehicles.

The company actually refers to the new i30 as its “DNA car.” It further evolves Hyundai’s design language with precise and tensed lines, refined rich surfaces, and a sculpted body to create a timeless and confident appearance, according to the official press release.

Under the hood is an all-new 1.4L turbocharged gasoline engine with direct injection. Meanwhile, steering is now 10% more direct, and the comprehensive safety package includes Autonomous Emergency Braking and a new driver attention alert system.

Inside, look for all the connectivity features customers are looking for these days such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wireless charging, and LIVE Services.

Building on the success of the redesigned Elantra sedan, the all-new Hyundai Elantra GT will make its show debut in North America sometime in the next few months. By then we’ll know more about its specs and features for Canada and the U.S.