This week Hyundai will start South Korean sales of the all-new 2011 Avante, with prices starting from 14,900,000KRW - 19,500,000KRW (£7,960 - £10,418/$12,500 - $16,370 at current exchange rates).
Hyundai released new photos along with more details of the engines. The South Korean Avante is powered by an all-new Gamma 1.6 litre GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) 4 cylinder engine producing 140bhp at 6,300rpm and torque of 171Nm (126lb-ft).
The new engine is mated to a 6 speed manual, with combined fuel consumption of 5.8l/100km (48.7mpg UK/40.5mpg U.S). A 6 speed automatic transmission is optional.
Trim level dependent, the Avante is equipped with luxury amenities like Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) that assist the driver when parking between two cars parked by automatically controlling the steering wheel, bi-xenon headlamps, LED rear-lights and heated rear seats.
North American models will go on sale next year.