Last post on Oct 06, 2006 at 8:25 AM
You are in the Hyundai Elantra
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Elantra, Future Vehicle, Hatchback, Wagon
#11 of 17 Re: OK backy I'll fill it in.. [snakeweasel]
Oct 05, 2006 (1:32 pm)
I think it was 1992 MY, but I expect what was meant is that the current-gen Elantra (the one w/the hatch) was introduced in 2001 MY.
#12 of 17 Re: OK backy I'll fill it in.. [backy]
Oct 05, 2006 (1:49 pm)
Ok but why the delay? The second gen Elantras had station wagons from the first year.
#13 of 17 Re: OK backy I'll fill it in.. [snakeweasel]
Oct 05, 2006 (3:54 pm)
Maybe because Hyundai has been pretty busy lately--seven new or redesigned models (eight counting the Accent hatch) in two years. Plus gearing up for the Veracruz and new Tiburon (or whatever it will be called) sometime next year.
#14 of 17 Re: OK backy I'll fill it in.. [snakeweasel]
Oct 05, 2006 (4:31 pm)
The replacement of the Elantra hatch will not be a derivative of the new Elantra but more so a new model. Hinted by the concept showing of the FD (Arnejs) at Paris.
#15 of 17 Re: OK backy I'll fill it in.. [backy]
Oct 05, 2006 (4:34 pm)
And facelifted Tiburon + RWD "BH" luxury sedan and RWD Tiburon replacement (as you pointed out) + crossover, among others...
#16 of 17 CORRECTION ON GT HATCH
Oct 06, 2006 (8:18 am)
The hatch made its debut here as a 2001 model. I know because I still have one and everything from the sticker to the registration identifies the car as a 2001 model.
#17 of 17 Re: CORRECTION ON GT HATCH [mpgman]
Oct 06, 2006 (8:25 am)
Yes, I think they unofficially called it a 2001.5 model, and it arrived in late spring if I remember correctly. Kind of like what Kia does lately with new models that come out early in the year.