Monday, April 22, 2013

Hyundai Mistra


This is the all new "China only" mid sized sedan from Hyundai.
Quite a bit more conservative than our Sonata, or the European i40.
It is about 4 inches shorter than our Sonata. And just a bit shorter than the i40.

No other news on this so far.

It seems that more and more manufacturers come up with specific cars for the Chinese market.
Which is normal.
 But I keep help wondering if in a few years, these designs will just be pushed onto other markets as well.
As the Chinese market is still growing and growing, the US and Europe could become just an afterthought.
The "old" markets will be such a small portion of the sales, cars designed for China might become global models in a few years...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The tailights with the red LED perimeter and backups in the center and a chrome band tieing the two lights together first appeared on the Chrysler 200 / FLavis. Since then it's shown up on at least a dozen others; so this is just so last year already!

Dav said...

Looks really Good... Let's hope that the next generation Sonata adopts some of these styling cues.

Anonymous said...

That tail light design is also on the original Hyundai Genesis Concept, so it's much older than you think and IS from Hyundai.

-FusioptimaSX

Mobis21 said...

This looks good and may hint strongly at the next upcoming Sonata. Which could use a makeover.

Vince what you say about the Chinese market models becoming more global for markets in Europe and the US might be true but I also see growth tapering off for auto sales within the next decade as mass transit will begin to dominate especially here in the United States.

Anonymous said...

That tail light design is also on the original Hyundai Genesis Concept, so it's much older than you think

You're right. I think there was ever a Plymouth concept version before Daimler-Chrysler.