Hyundai reveals new Elantra at Korean show

Hyundai reveals new Elantra at Korean show

Hyundai is staying very busy as it continues through what’s a very ambitious product renewal program. Just days after unveiling the new Accent in Beijing, Hyundai has revealed its next generation Elantra at the Busan Motor Show in South Korea.

The Elantra is the latest model to receive the “fluidic sculpture” styling cues sweeping across the Hyundai range. Slotting between the Accent and the i45 in the revitalised Hyundai line-up, the new Elantra is powered by a new direct-injected 1.6 litre Gamma GDI petrol engine, producing a healthy 102kW of power and 166Nm of torque.

The engine is mated to Hyundai’s new six-speed automatic transmission – also featured in the updated Santa Fe and the ix35 small SUV. Although exact fuel consumption figures for the new Elantra haven’t been released it’s expected to be around 10 percent more fuel efficient than its rivals.

The Avante will go on sale in South Korea in the second half of this year, at this stage it’s unknown if a NZ launch is planned.

Hyundai is staying very busy as it continues through what’s a very ambitious product renewal program. Just days after unveiling the new Accent in Beijing, Hyundai has revealed its next generation Elantra at the Busan Motor Show in South Korea.

The Elantra is the latest model to receive the “fluidic sculpture” styling cues sweeping across the Hyundai range. Slotting between the Accent and the i45 in the revitalised Hyundai line-up, the new Elantra is powered by a new direct-injected 1.6 litre Gamma GDI petrol engine, producing a healthy 102kW of power and 166Nm of torque.

The engine is mated to Hyundai’s new six-speed automatic transmission – also featured in the updated Santa Fe and the ix35 small SUV. Although exact fuel consumption figures for the new Elantra haven’t been released it’s expected to be around 10 percent more fuel efficient than its rivals.

The Avante will go on sale in South Korea in the second half of this year, at this stage it’s unknown if a NZ launch is planned.

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