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#1 of 590 2012 Hyundai Elantra
Apr 29, 2010 (4:57 pm)
Well, it's official... the next -generation Hyundai Elantra will be coming to the US sometime in 2011 (article below says "early 2011"), meaning it's almost certain to be a 2012 model. Lots of photos and a press release with details here:
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/04/29/busy-hyundai-reveals-next-elantra-at-busan-sh- - ow-in-korea/
Yum. Note some of the features: HIDs, back seat bun warmers, 1.6L GDI with 6-speed automatic, etc. Quite a package!
Do you notice Hyundai is unveiling more and more vehicles in China? First the Accent, now the Elantra. Shows how important the China market is to automakers.
Did you also notice... Hyundai is now in the lead to see which automaker can deliver the first car with headlamps and taillamps that meet at the B-pillar.
#5 of 590 Re: A lot more Busan shots [llamania]
Apr 30, 2010 (3:02 pm)
The 1.6GDI will be pretty nice--but I'd love to have one with the 2.4GDI from the Sonata!
#6 of 590 Re: A lot more Busan shots [stephen987]
Apr 30, 2010 (3:03 pm)
How about the 2.0T?
#7 of 590 Re: A lot more Busan shots [backy]
Apr 30, 2010 (3:41 pm)
Honestly I'm not a big fan of turbo motors--even the modern ones with more linear power delivery just don't feel as nice to me as a big normally aspirated lump. I'm a sucker for displacement and torque. I know it's a perception thing, but still. Think Sentra SE-R, rather than Civic Si.
#8 of 590 Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra [llamania]
May 01, 2010 (4:33 am)
Thanks for the interior pic. That has been lacking from the the other photo posts.
I'm not a fan of the huge knob in the center part of the IP and that upper screen looks susceptible to being washed out in the sun. I'll have to see it in person to make a final judgment, though.
#10 of 590 Re: 2012 Hyundai Elantra [tenpin288]
May 11, 2010 (11:47 am)
Very interesting. Just saw another article the other day saying the Santa Fe was being moved to the Kia plant to provide more capacity for the Sonata, which is selling like hotcakes. So Hyundai must be planning a BIG expansion of the Alabama plant, to allow the Elantra production.
I also see the Elantra's engines will be sourced from China.