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This is the Hyundai Mistra concept, which the Korean carmaker has unveiled at the ongoing Auto Shanghai. It “offers a significant insight” into an upcoming China-only mid-size family sedan that will slot in between the Sonata and Elantra.

The production Mistra (or Mingtu in Chinese) is set to launch later this year. The concept measures 4.71 metres long, 1.82 metres wide and 1.47 metres tall, with a 2.77-metre long wheelbase. It also has 19-inch aluminum alloys and LED rear lamps.

Hyundai says the car is “designed to meet the diverse needs of the mainstream urban population,” and targets young parents in their 20s and 30s.

Hyundai Mistra concept

Making its Chinese debut is the Hyundai Grand Santa Fe – a long-wheelbase version of the third-gen Santa Fe SUV that’s set to begin sales in the first half of the year.

The seven-seater measures 4.92 metres long (225 mm longer than the regular Santa Fe), 1.89 metres wide and 1.69 metres tall, with a wheelbase of 2.8 metres.

Three engines are offered: Lambda II GDI engines in 3.0 (264 PS/312 Nm) and 3.3 litre (286 PS/344 Nm) displacements, as well as a 2.2 litre diesel R unit (197 PS/445 Nm). Luggage capacity stands at 630 litres.

Hyundai entered the People’s Republic only in 2002 with the Beijing Hyundai JV. Also on the Auto Shanghai stand are the ix35 Fuel Cell, Sonata Hybrid, facelifted Equus and HCD-14 Genesis concept.