2011 Hyundai Elantra Official Images Surface

We first noticed images of what could be the new 2011 Hyundai Elantra on AutoGuide.com sourced from Hyundai Blog. The images show a South Korean version of the Elantra called the Hyundai Avante. Reportedly the new Avante is set to hit showroom floors in Korea as early as next week. The question is, when will we see the new Elantra in America?

The new 2011 Hyundai Elantra is expected to get a 1.6-liter direct injection 4-cyl that produces 138 horsepower. From the styling looks of the Avante pictured here, it closely resembles a smaller version of the current Hyundai Sonata which is not a bad thing at all.

Over the past few years Hyundai has shown nothing but improvement and even better recognition in the Americas as they strive to become a major contender among Toyota and Honda consumers.

[sources: AutoGuide.com via Hyundai Blog]