Hyundai Elantra : News & Reports

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Hyundai Elantra

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Priced from under the new Elantra

will challenge Focus and Toyota Corolla

Still Playing Catchup?

In the 1990s and during the early of this decade, Hyundai was playing catchup to its Japanese and rivals. The company has always a price bandit, able to its rivals and still offer a strong new car warranty, but now Hyundai’s and fabrication facilities are improving and means the quality of its cars are as are standard features.

Having dabbled with the Hyundai Fe it’s clear that the Korean car company is almost playing catchup and will be able to challenge some of its rivals head on, and the Elantra is yet prime example of Hyundai’s approach.

Even the interior is new,

featuring steering controls, a new

centre console and dash plastics

Homebush Australia Hyundai has come with its new Elantra, calling it a small car’ that compete for market share vehicles like the all-conquering Corolla and other builds as the Honda Civic and Nissan .

The new Elantra will be priced $19,990, and Hyundai hopes the styled vehicle will to new car buyers looking for an efficient, small car. The Korean car has also divulged that it release a Euro-hatch variant of the new in 2007, broadening the range and appeal.

However, i t would take a to knock Toyota’s Corolla off the top and this new small car from will not be the vehicle to do it but it’s pricing and strong feature will do it no harm.

It’s that the new Elantra is expected to its predecessor based on its the improved for money ratio, asking than $20,000 for the SX model has the features:

Pollen-filtering air-conditioning

front airbags

Speed power steering

Remote with alarm

Variable seat height

Deluxe console with armrest and concealed compartments

Active adjustable front head

Hyundai will also a ‘Protectz Pack’ for under on SX models that adds TCS (traction control system) curtain and front-side airbags. features are standard on Elite and S models.

The value-for-money component is Hyundai has made sure of and the entry level model a 2.0-litre engine slightly powerful than Toyota’s adding more weight to its And though 20mm shorter in length than the outgoing model, it offers class-leading space, and has 65mm more and 50mm more width in the than the Corolla.

It has the numbers on paper to dominate the but reliability aside, and one of the key buying for new car buyers is appearance. So what the new style?

Hyundai has made and bounds in terms of build functionality and refinement in the last few but its ability to design a contemporary vehicle is still not ideal. The new is an improvement over the older Elantra, but may be too swoopy and curvy for buyers.

Hyundai explains Elantra’s design philosophy to harmonise opposites, taking modern styling and soft, curves to craft an individualistic

Viewed from the front, the displays elements of Hyundai’s design DNA, which homage to the American-designed Santa Fe its similar grille shape and headlight units.

The new Elantra has a higher window line past models, adding a of sophistication to its profile, and both the and rear windscreens are more raked, supplying the car with a character. At the rear, the brake designs mimic those on the Santa Fe once again, a slimline wraparound style.

says the wheel arches are flared and match well the Elite’s 16-inch alloy giving a strong presence on the and balancing its taller dimension. will also offer a alloy wheel and tyre increasing the sharp looks and the grip levels.

Offered in a range of new exterior the Elantra moves away Hyundai’s pastel colours and primaries like silver, red, blue, and white though ‘violet pearl’ and blue’ will please Hyundai buyers.

As well as safety features, such as airbags on all models, plus front side and rear curtain airbags as an option on the level SX and SLX and standard on Elite and S models, the new Elantra is fitted the third series version of the Beta engine. This twin camshaft engine 16-valves-per-cylinder and CVVT (continuously valve timing) for a maximum output of 105kW @ 6000rpm. torque isn’t quite as – 186Nm @ 4600rpm yet both these power make the Toyota Corolla’s and 161Nm look weak in

Hyundai Elantra

The more cost effective are offered with manual and one of the few question marks over the head is the implementation of the 4-speed gearbox, which is a $2,000 option. Using a 5-speed gearbox would have improved fuel economy and and the 4-speeder is widely acknowledged to be a shifter.

To the Elantra’s benefit is a recalibrated ECU and system. These now provide the small car with a SULEV Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) and more specifically Hyundai has localised fuel efficiency by more than 1L/100km in the models. The following figures are for efficiency rating on the combined

7.8L/100km (automatic)

7.4L/100km

While reducing fuel and increasing power output, the new is quicker than its precursor, to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 8.9 in manual models (autos are Contributing to its dynamic ability is the new suspension system which, to Hyundai, improves ride and thanks to its MacPherson front a newly designed rear package it calls Independent Blade. This last is more sophisticated than the model’s multi-link rear system and is more compact, boot space by 35 litres for a total of 405 litres.

Other to the car’s ride and handling include thicker stabilizer to reduce body roll cornering, and a new EASS (Electric Steering System) steering that improves steering The new EASS system is engine and speed-sensitive and also takes account the steering wheels angle and responds appropriately to in more or less power, on the situation. The brakes have been boosted, now 275mm on the axle and 262mm on the rear

As well as the increased boot other aspects of the Elantra’s have been extensively Being a class leader in room in the small car segment, every conceivable dimension has extended when compared to the Elantra. Behold:

Front hip up 32mm

Front shoulder up 22mm

Front head up 9mm

Front leg room: up 8mm

Rear room: up 40mm

The interior and styling has also been and the end result is much closer to its counterparts than the Elantra has been before. As Hyundai the aesthetically sculptured dash far more Lexus than and slopes downward from the to give a spacious feeling and visibility. The centre console is a more modern appliance, digital readouts with back lights.

A couple of for the Hyundai Elantra include jacks for iPods (and portable audio devices) to through the car’s MP3/WMA/AAC-compatible CD and steering-wheel-mounted controls for audio and SX) cruise controls. Cloth is standard on all models bar the Elite S which get leather trim.

for the new model, which Hyundai will follow in the Getz’ and take a solid chunk of its market share, starts at for the manual Elantra SX and fetches with Protectz Pack, adds ESP, TCS, and front side airbags. The model, called the SLX, cruise control, front and cabin side curtain rear centre head twin tweeter speakers, automatic climate control, steering wheel with and cruise controls. The Elantra SLX at $22,490 for the manual and with $23,480.

Next comes the Elantra which gets all of the SLX’s and then adds the life-saving ESP TCS, 16-inch alloy front fog lights, trip and tinted glass for $24,990. At the top of the is the Elantra Elite S, which for $28,990 is an automatic-only model other models are manual, and add for the automatic gearbox option). It a power sunroof, perforated trim on seats, doors and

All new Elantra models are covered by long-established 5-year/130,000km new car warranty. its standard features, improved space and new look exterior the fourth-generation, 2006 HD Elantra is a big for the company. Hyundai’s biggest is no longer self inflicted it has the likes of the Honda Civic, Focus, Mazda 3 and Toyota to deal with.

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