As expected, the overall design of the dashboard continues the same "sculpted" theme seen on the new Sonata's interior, enhanced with more edges and swoopy lines. It also gets an instrument panel with a pair of tunneled main gauges (speedometer and tachometer), as well as plenty of faux metal trim. The door handles remind me of the all new Opel Astra that will be arriving on our local shore soon.
The new Avante is launched in South Korea in April 10 at the Busan international Motorshow with Hyundai's new 1.6-liter direct injection straight four petrol engine, putting out 140-horsepower and 166Nm of peak torque. Hyundai may have a winner here with a perfect combination of internal and external beauty, and not to mention an innovative powerplant.