The new coupe-shaped sedan Hyundai Lafesta (Hyundai Lafesta) is officially presented at the Beijing Motor Show in 2020 and is preparing to enter the Chinese market in the 4th quarter of this year. In our review of Hyundai Lafesta in 2019-2020 – the first news, photos and videos, the price and specifications, the technical characteristics of the first production model of Hyundai with the appearance executed in the new corporate style of the Korean brand – Sensuous Sportiness (literally “sensual sportiness”). According to preliminary information, the start of sales of the stylish sports sedan Hundai Lafest with a powerful (more than 200 forces) turbocharged engine, the 1.6 turbo GDi will start in the Middle Kingdom in the fall of 2020 at a price of approximately 160,000 yuan (just over $ 25,000).
I would like to note that the Lafesta model developed for China is positioned by the Beijing Hyundai Motor as a relatively affordable sports sedan with a bright exterior, a powerful engine, rich equipment and high-quality interior materials. At the same time the novelty will please potential customers (the new Hyundai Lafesta coupe is aimed at young Chinese motorists) with a mass of advanced assistants and assistants facilitating driving.
However, it is possible that the sports sedan Hyundai Lafest will enter the American and European markets. What can be said with 100% certainty is that the new Sensuous Sportiness design style will become the hallmark of all Hyundai passenger models from the budget Solaris sedan to the Hyundai Sonata business class sedan in the very near future.
- The exterior dimensions of the body of the Hyundai Lafesta 2019-2020 are 4660 mm in length, with a 2700 mm wheelbase.
- The sports sedan, which flaunted at the exhibition in Beijing, is equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels with low profile tires 225/40 R18.
Knowing the dimensions of the wheelbase of the novelty, we can assume that the basis of the new sports sedan Hyundai Lafest is the saloon of the Hyundai Elantra sedan. But … if the latter rear suspension is semi-independent with a beam bending, then Lafesta has a lot of levers behind it, like the new Kia Ceed . So it seems that the trolley of the novelty is combined and clearly created taking into account the sports orientation of the car.
Let’s return to the new design style Sensuous Sportiness, first applied by the Korean brand when creating the exterior of a production car. Traditionally we will start with the front part of the body, which has received compact, fully LED headlamps, a chic falshradiator grille in the form of a chrome arch, a stylish bumper with long sections of LED daytime running lights and a lot of aerodynamic elements.
Side of the car demonstrates the ideal proportions of a coupe-shaped sedan with a moderately long bonnet, an elegant cup-shaped roof line flowing on the frying stern, swollen front wheel arches, blown door surfaces complemented by characteristic vyshtampovkami at the bottom and powerful rear arches, decorated with charismatic ribs.
It’s a shame, but the rear of the Korean sports sedan strangely reminds the stern of the New Audi A7 Sportback . In the presence of a similar LED chandelier of overall lighting, a trunk lid with a fin spoiler and a powerful bumper.
In general, the novelty of the Chinese market Hyundai Lafesta looks very, very attractive and will obviously be in demand not only in China, but also in America, Europe and Russia, if it gets to these markets.
Exhibition copies of Hyundai Lafest did not allow to evaluate and consider their salons (the doors are closed, the glasses are tinted). But according to information provided by the manufacturer’s representatives, the serial versions of the sports sedan will receive a cockpit-oriented cockpit with a virtual instrument panel, a multifunctional steering wheel with a rim cut from below, an advanced multimedia complex with an 8-inch color screen, sports seats for the driver and front passenger (electric drive, ventilation), dual-zone climate control, premium audio system JBL Premium, leather interior trim, modern security systems and electronic assist tents.
Characteristics of Hyundai Lafesta 2019-2020
Initially, for the car claimed one non-alternative four-cylinder gasoline turbo engine 1.6 T-GDi (204 hp 265 Nm) in the company with a robotic gearbox 7DCT. But, perhaps, the manufacturer will offer for the novelty and less powerful 140-horsepower engine 1.4 T-GDi paired with 6 manual gears or offered for a surcharge of 7DCT.