Originally posted by johnc@Nov 23 2004, 06:17 AM
AS ALWAYS HYUNDAI HAS DONE IT AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS ON DESIGNING ONE OF IF NO, THE... UGLIEST PEICES OF AUTOMOTIVE MACHINERY ON THE PLANET
Originally posted by Delphi@Nov 26 2004, 05:19 PM
The one in the Detroit News is MG, next-gen. Kia Optima.
The next two are photoshopped fakes.
Next Elantra is not out yet on public roads for testing.
Originally posted by f1guy68@Nov 29 2004, 11:20 AM
Thanks for your info! I realize that the two photo's were photoshop editions!
The Optima and the Elantra will share the same platform and similar looks! I do think this is the Elantra! Unless you know better for sure!
Also...this article says that the Elantra is indeed on the roads for testing! As this vehicle is being tested with other Hyundai's, I have to assume it's the Elantra?
The Car Connection
Originally posted by Delphi@Nov 29 2004, 12:33 PM
The new Elantra, code-named HD, is still about 2 years away from official launching.
They haven't even finalized the design let alone public road testing.
The reason the car is flanked by Hyundais is that, as you can see from the license plate, the pictures were taken in Europe.
Kia doesn't have a separate R&D center in Europe; they share a joint Hyundai/Kia R&D facilities in Germany with Hyundai. So it's by no means unusual this Kia was with Hyundais.
Originally posted by f1guy68@Nov 29 2004, 05:11 PM
Ok..I can see some of your points, but how do I verify that what you say is correct as well?
Sorry if that question seems rude, I just would like to know a little more of what you know....lol Are you a Hyundai/Kia Insider???
Also...Detroit Auto News says that this car is the Optima:
If it's not obvious to you in the Car Connection photos, take a look at these:
Originally posted by f1guy68@Nov 29 2004, 08:15 PM
I'm still not convinced! :huh:
Ok..so I have seen those photo's before, and the source of the pictures you posted says it's an Elantra! So what is going on with your info?
Below is the link to the source for 3 out of the 4 smaller pictures you just posted
Again...they say it's the Elantra! I got the link from the image properties!
Originally posted by 801Excel@Nov 30 2004, 10:39 PM
eh, I think we should all just wait till they come out. It quite possibly could go through several name changes, and then end up having 3 different names, from country to country.