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Hyundai's new Elantra, offspring of the 1988 Excel we once drove 75 miles with a hand over one eye (don't ask), was recently caught on film by spies. The Car Connection posted evidence of the Elantra's turn in the makeover chair today, as the car was apparently doing its best impression of a men's slipper, or attending a desert audition for HBO's "Carnivale." As TCC points out, the Elantra's new design diverges from the new Sonata's angular, aggressive stance, with softer edges and lines that flow from bow to stern, nary a right angle in sight.

Spy Shots: '07 Hyundai Elantra [The Car Connection]

Spy Photos: Clearly a Hyundai Santa Fe;
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