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#1 of 419 2009 Elantra Touring, pushed way back
Oct 21, 2008 (2:15 pm)
My dealership actually took the time to call me and tell me the bad news today. It turns out that the 2009 Elantra Touring has now been pushed back to the summer. SO I guess it will be a 2010 Elantra Touring now.
I would have thought that Hyundai would want to sell some cars, what with small, inexpensive, and fuel efficient cars are quite the hot item now. I would have even settled for a Elantra SE with leather and a manual transmission, but all they seem to have is acres of automatic GLS sedans. If Hyundai wants to actually compete with Honda and Toyota they are going to need to learn how to get the cars that people want out the door...
#2 of 419 Re: 2009 Elantra Touring, pushed way back [mcnabney]
Oct 23, 2008 (7:51 pm)
Deitz said Genesis will be joined by an '09 Elantra Touring (wagon) in the first quarter of next year, the '10 Genesis coupe in the spring, a new crossover in the fourth quarter of next year, a new more crossover-like Tucson for '10, the next-generation Sonata in the second quarter of '10 as an '11 and the next-generation Accent in early '11 as a '12.
#3 of 419 Re: 2009 Elantra Touring, pushed way back [mcnabney]
Oct 24, 2008 (9:16 pm)
Mid-next year is definitely not true, according to what I am hearing. The North American spec Elantra Touring should be starting production very soon, and they should arrive in showroom either later this year or early next year.
#4 of 419 Re: 2009 Elantra Touring, pushed way back [bryan_05]
Oct 24, 2008 (9:19 pm)
The new crossover would be the production Portico, I believe. Sonata is moving ahead of its normal cycle so we should see it very soon.
#5 of 419 Re: 2009 Elantra Touring, pushed way back [mcnabney]
Oct 30, 2008 (7:10 pm)
My dealer called as well and informed me that the arrival of the Touring has been postponed and they will arrive starting in January 2009 - in CAlifornia and Western States.
Michigan, where I live will not officially see any Tourings at the dealerships until end of 2009.
#6 of 419 Re: 2009 Elantra Touring, pushed way back [schwutke]
Oct 31, 2008 (3:56 pm)
Non-US Hyundais come through the port of Portland, OR, so I can't see why it would take almost a whole to reach from the west coast.
I am still being told the Elantra Touring will start trickle into showrooms either late this year or early next year, depending on the proximity of the dealership - obviously the west coast will receive allocations first.
#7 of 419 Re: 2009 Elantra Touring, pushed way back [mcnabney]
Dec 01, 2008 (9:43 am)
If this is true, it really sucks. I've almost bought a new car a couple of times and have delayed waiting for this car. I'm about to the point where I'm just going to buy a Mini.
Any idea why it's being delayed?
#8 of 419 They are on the lots in TN
Mar 02, 2009 (9:28 am)
Just got an email from my dealer indicating that the first one had arrived. Caught a glimpse of it on my way to work today.
#9 of 419 Re: They are on the lots in TN [afob3]
Mar 02, 2009 (9:42 am)
Yes, they have arrived in MN also.
#10 of 419 Re: They are on the lots in TN [afob3]
Mar 04, 2009 (11:54 am)
They've arrived in southeastern PA also.