Higher engine output, better fuel economy, improved driving dynamics – three key attributes of a redesigned Hyundai Elantra achieved, it is claimed, through the use of lightweight high-strength steel and an overhauled suspension.

The Elantra is claimed to be slightly longer and wider and more rigid thanks to a 32% boost in the use of high strength steel, claims Automotive News.

The new model Elantra will appear at November’s Los Angeles Auto Show and will go on sale in South Korea (as the Avante) this year.

A US version of the car is being manufactured in Montgomery, Alabama.

Source: Automotive News.