Hyundai has taken the wraps off the 2017 Celesta at the 2016 Guangzhou Auto Show in China. The model is an all-new sedan from the Korean manufacturer. A few days back, some spy shots of the sedan had surfaced on the internet.
The new compact sedan will be positioned between the Verna and the Elantra. The styling of the sedan is based on Hyundai's popular Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. The same design platform is already shared with the yet-to-launch 2017 Hyundai Verna and the current model of Elantra in India.
The Celesta is 4,510mm long, 1,756mm wide, 1,470 high and has a wheelbase of 2,650mm. The dimension makes it 50mm longer than the India-bound 2017 Verna and 25mm shorter than the 2016 Elantra.
At a glance, the Celesta looks like a fusion of both new Verna and Elantra. The new compact sedan is likely to get a naturally aspirated 1.6-litre engine which churns out 123bhp of power. The customers can either choose a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The all-new Hyundai Celesta will be manufactured by the Beijing-Hyundai joint venture. As of now, there is no news about the India launch, but the next-gen Verna will hit the Indian shores in 2017.
Hyundai already has a China-only model, the Mistra, which is positioned between the Elantra and Sonata. The Celesta is also expected to be a Chinese model.