Blame the lines and its stance, but for a moment there, and before we saw the "Mistra" nametag on the boot, we thought this new Hyundai was a nicely done facelift of the Azera mid-size sedan.
It's a China exclusive model that at 4,710 mm (185.4 in.) long, 1,820 mm (71.7 in.) wide and 1,470 mm (57.9 in.) tall, with a 2,770 mm (109 in.) long wheelbase, slots between the Elantra (4,540mm long) and Sonata (4,820mm long).
Maybe it’s the chrome trim and the more mature exterior lines on the outside, and the wooden décor and Genesis-like dashboard layout inside, but I find that the Mistra looks a tad more upscale than the Sonata in these photos.
According to China's Ifeng, the new Mistra, which is named after a city in the Laconia region of southern Greece, will launch with two gasoline engine options, a 1.8-liter unit delivering 143hp and a 2.0-liter with 155hp.
Photos via iFeng