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Old 29th April 2010, 20:09   #31
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looks like the love child of a Prius, Civic and Jazz.
fancy stuff, should sell well in india.
My thoughts exactly. Though after reading some comments I feel that they've thrown a little City into the mix too .
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It looks pretty good and big. Are they gonna hide the silencer? The rear glass/c pillar combination is very neat and very original.

Please bring it with a nice price.
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It looks pretty good and big. Are they gonna hide the silencer? The rear glass/c pillar combination is very neat and very original.

Please bring it with a nice price.

Even in the old Elantras and Accent the Silencers are hidden . So there is nothing new about the silencer placement in Avante.
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Old 29th April 2010, 20:51   #34
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Looks good and is inline with Korean/Japanese design. Toyota's design was never exiting, so no comparing Altis to any other in that segment. I don't see anything wrong if the car looks like some other car in bits and pieces if overall it has its own identity, design wise.

It should not be a blind copy like what Chinese normally do.

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Old 30th April 2010, 03:00   #35
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Now that, is a hot looking Hyundai. Is the first time I'm saying this for the Korean. Love to see this in our market, will it make it to here in the same form ?
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IMO car looks just like a space shuttle, I mean the design flairs are so overdone and not a normal looking saloon rather than a concept car!!
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[quote=arvi86;1861831] ... this "Fluidic Sculpture" design theme. First came the Sonata (YF), then the Tucson/ix35 & Accent/Verna and now this Elantra/Avante. .....

dont you think there is a overdose of the same design?
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Old 30th April 2010, 13:57   #38
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Sid, this car's a WOWZER..

Don't think i need to mention the similarities to a Civic here but it really does!!! I might even go as far as to say it looks even better. A sure favorite once it come down to the subcontinent. A black Avante with good matching alloys is all i need.

Moreover, nothing looks boxy and straight. Simply adore the fluidic design.

What sort of film have they used on these display models?
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Thank God! This time Koreans copied the Japanese. I dont mind the vice versa also.
Things go nasty when these guys try to copy the innovaters (Read Europeans).
Headlights reminds me of Beat though.
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Looks great. I could never digest the looks of the current Elantra in India. But the one in the US also looks good.

I think this new Elantra resembles the to-be-launched Fiesta a wee bit.
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Avante VS Corolla VS Civic VS cruze
Can anyone tell me from which angle is the new avante a copycat design?
In fact, I think that perhaps it is very original design that stands out, especially in front of that boring corolla.

I dont think this is copied from any angle, but maybe some design cues were indeed taken from some cars but definitely cannot be termed as a copy. To be honest it is quite unique. It has been beautifully designed and executed. Hyundai has come a long way indeed. Not even one car from Hyundai thus far had been able to entice me into buying a Hyundai but I think this definitely will if everything else as good as the interior design.

Not a big fan of Korean cars myself except the Kia's, so imagine the response it will get in India if I am loving it
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If looks can kill this is it. Sleek is what comes to my mind when i look at this beauty. Hoping to see it in flesh soon.
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I dont think this is copied from any angle, but maybe some design cues were indeed taken from some cars but definitely cannot be termed as a copy. To be honest it is quite unique.
If you take design cues from different cars what you get is a unique product.

Overall this car looks very nice, hope they bring it to India soon.
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these are the interior shots, courtesy hyundai-blog.
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I can see definite influences of BMW,Honda,Cruze,Altis,to be launched Focus.Ironically Hyundai is Korean, looks ok, not bad but wouldnt buy it just for looks, its not a looker that anyone will buy just for the way it looks.
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