The new Hyundai Celesta 2018-2019 – between Verna (Solaris) and Elantra


Overview of new items Hyundai 2018-2019 Hyundai Celesta, which is officially presented in China at the Guangzhou Auto Show 2016. The first news, photos, price and specifications of the new four-door compact sedan Hyundai Celesta (Hyundai Celesta) for the Celestial market.

A new sedan with the original name Celesta will be located in the Hyundai model line between Verna (analogue of the Russian Solaris) and Elantra with a price of 90000-100000 yuan (845-940 thousand rubles). Whether there will be a Hyundai Celesta in other markets, including Russia, is not yet known, but, as they say, everything is possible, there would be demand.

The production of the Chinese car of the new year 2018-2019 will start, according to preliminary information, in the middle of next year on the conveyor of the Hyundai JV and Beijing Automotive Group. Presented as part of the car dealership in Chinese Guangzhou, the sedan of Hundai Celesta is shown as a prototype so far. It is worth noting that the exterior of the car looks quite ready for serial production, only the interior of the manufacturer did not have time to finalize, hurrying to show the model on the podium of the Guangzhou Auto Show in mid-November 2016.



The design of the exterior of the body of the Hyundai Celesta is a symbiosis of the appearance of Verna and Elantra, but with great accents from the larger Elantra, which allows the novelty to look very solid and stylish.
The front part of the body is decorated with a huge trapezoidal falshradiator grille with a rich chrome finish, solid headlights and a powerful bumper with neat fog lights and characteristic aerodynamic elements adding an aggressive car.

On the side of the sedan, Hyundai Celeste looks more solid than the frankly budgetary profile of Hyundai Verna (Hyundai Solaris). Thanks to an additional compact glass on the rear rack and a more pronounced rib, prescribing the body of four doors just above the level of the door handles. The design of alloy wheels is possible and simple, but already in the basic configuration are offered 16-inch wheels with rubber 205/55 R16.

It’s a shame, but the car’s food looks pretty fresh and boring, so much so that there’s nothing to catch on the eye. If it were not for the presence on the rear of the body of the dome lights with LED filling and 3D graphics, it would be generally sad.

In a word, before us is a solid budget sedan with a price tag slightly larger than that of Verna and, of course, smaller than that of Elantra. The novelty thus extends the range of sedans of the Korean company in the Chinese market.

  • The external dimensions of the body of the Hyundai Celesta 2018-2019 are 4510 mm in length, 1756 mm in width, 1470 mm in height with 2650 mm of wheelbase.
  • For comparison, the body of the more compact Hyundai Solaris is smaller in all directions: 130 mm in length, 28 mm in width, 10 mm in height, with a wheelbase smaller by 50 mm.
  • The body of the Hyundai Elantra is, of course, larger: 60 mm in length and 43 mm in width, with large wheelbase dimensions of 50 mm, but smaller by 20 mm in height.

In the salon of a new budget sedan for the Chinese market, we will not be able to look at it yet, but we can assume with a high degree of probability that the interior will come from the younger, soplatform model Verna / Solaris. So potential buyers of the new Henday Celesta sedan have the right to rely on high-quality finishing materials, a modern instrument panel and a multimedia system with a 7 inch color touch screen (CarPlay and CarLife), a simple and convenient air conditioner control unit, a driver’s and front passenger’s seat with sufficient side Support, larger than the Solaris stock of seats in the second row and 490-liter trunk.

Technical characteristics of the Hyundai Celesta 2018-2019.
At the heart of the new sedan is a budget front-wheel drive platform from the younger Hyundai Verna model (Hyundai Solaris analog) with a front independent suspension (McPherson strut) and a rear semi-independent suspension (torsion beam torsion bar). Hyundai Celest’s engine also got from the soplatform model, it’s a non-alternative, atmospheric four-cylinder 1.6 liter engine (123 hp, 155 Nm), combined with 6 MKPP or 6 AKPPP.