Hyundai's "spy shot"

Hyundai went through the trouble of staging this "spy photo" of the 2011 Elantra, due to be unveiled at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show, but we've got them beat...

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2011 Hyundai Elantra

We spotted an undisguised example of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra on the streets of San Francisco, not more than two blocks from CNET's offices. Lucky us!

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2011 Hyundai Elantra

The smallish Elantra continues the windswept aesthetic that debuted on Hyundai's larger Sonata sedan. The Elantra's face has an organic, shark-like feel with angry-eyed HID headlamps.

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2011 Hyundai Elantra

Along the flank is a prominent character line--again, similar to what we've seen on the Sonata--that flows into the long, organically shaped taillights.

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2011 Hyundai Elantra

When the 2011 Elantra debuts later this year, Hyundai will have a handsome little sedan on its hands. We can't wait to get behind the wheel.

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Parked in line with the Elantra were two Sonatas and an Accent. Here, we have the upcoming Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai is claiming an expected 37 city and 39 highway MPG rating from its first hybrid for the North American market.

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Besides the "Hybrid" badging this Sonata differentiates itself from your standard Sonata with its unique front bumper. The term "gaping maw" springs to mind.

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The Sonata Hybrid is set to debut in late 2010 as a 2011 model.

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Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

At the front of the caravan of Hyundais was the a turbocharged variant of the Sonata, the 2.0T.

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Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

Under this sculpted hood lives a 2-liter turbocharged engine that outputs 274-horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. Who needs a V-6?

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Hyundai Sonata 2.0T

The 2011 Elantra and Sonata models will be on hand at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. We'll be there, so stay tuned.

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