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Hyundai unveils new 2018 Elantra GT at Chicago Auto Show

Hyundai is hoping to take a piece of the compact hatchback market currently dominated by the Volkswagen Golf and the Honda Civic by unveiling the new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, a hatchback version of the sedan model, at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show.

Power for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra will be provided by any of the available two inline-four-cylinder engines. The base GT is powered by a direct injection 2.0-liter engine that delivers 162 hp of max output as paired to either a six-speed manual gearbox or an automatic transmission.

On the other hand, the Elantra GT Sport is powered by a 1.6-liter turbo engine that generates 201 hp in max output and 195 lb.-ft. of peak torque. Power is sent to the wheels through either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

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2017 Hyundai Elantra to have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

In line with the launch of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra this month, it’s reported that it will come equipped with a feature smartphone users are likely to get excited about. The 2017 Elantra will have Apple’s CarPlay and thus ensure that occupants will be able to use their iPhone in the car safely and conveniently. For this model, the CarPlay is placed on the built-in display and this allows the driver to always pay attention to the road while driving.

For those who do not have iPhones, fear not as it also has Android Auto. The 2017 Elantra has a touchscreen Display Audio system that measures seven inches and comes with a rearview camera. The navigation system meanwhile has an eight-inch touchscreen that allows for voice texting, is able to access any music that is on the phone, and can even access third-party audio apps. These two systems can be integrated with both CarPlay and Android Auto.

Vice-President of product and corporate planning for Hyundai Motor America Mike O’Brien shared that as it is launching the 2017 Elantra that provides support for both and Android Auto and CarPlay, the company is continuing its promise to give drivers extra features at an affordable price. By making sure that the smartphone has been integrated, he added that the driver experiences less distraction as they will be able to keep their hand on the steering wheel and eyes on the highway. For many iPhone users, the CarPlay brings with it a familiar experience. It allows the driver to make a number of actions while ensuring safety.

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Hyundai unveils 6th-generation Elantra at 2015 LA Auto Show

Hyundai released one of its latest models, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, at the 2015 LA Auto Show. This new version of Elantra is the sixth in its generation, a brand which has always delivered best sellers. The new model uses its award winning formula as well as a bold design with emphasis on aerodynamics and classy styling.

New Elantra being put forth has better fuel usage and upgraded noise insulation and safety features. It is being assembled from Montgomery in Alabama and Ulsan in South Korea and is set to reach Hyundai dealers by January. Well equipped with enhanced safety technologies and premium convenience features, the new Elantra is set to be a class apart.

The salient features that enhance the car’s safety levels are incredible. It is eyeing to bag a Top Safety Pick+ rating by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and also a high 5-Star Safety rating by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

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Hyundai to offer discounts on outgoing Elantra as new version nears

The redesigned Hyundai Elantra will be rolled out in the near future, and the South Korean carmaker is taking a chunk off the price of the current version to clear out its inventory. According to Hyundai Motor America chief executive Dave Zuchowski, there is a need to sell the current Elantra down “on a smooth basis to clear the decks” for the new one.

He told Automotive News following a meeting with dealers that Hyundai will offer increased incentives and extra-rich trim packages for the MY2016 Elantra to give the model an edge over its rivals. During the meeting, Hyundai introduced Sam Suh, the new CEO of Hyundai Capital America, parent Hyundai Motor Finance and Kia Motors Finance.

Suh told dealers that there are plans to offer discount financing for returning customers to boost customer loyalty. Zuchowski quipped that Suh announced some changes that will allow them to capture returning customers.

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The Hyundai Elantra (also known as Avante on other markets) just reached 10 million sales. For those who don’t know, the vehicle was first introduced back in 1990 and since then, an average 420,000 vehicles per year were sold, which is approximately 1,100 a day.

Elantra also won the North American Car of the Year award back in 2020 and it is currently company’s volume leader as it helped Hyundai to set a U.S. sales record in each of the past four years.

The current generation managed to rank the highest in its segment for initial quality in the influential J.D. Power 2014 U.S. Initial Quality Study.

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The Hyundai Elantra Coupe was introduced in February 2012 but it appears that sales of the vehicle failed to impress the Korean car manufacturer. As a result, the Elantra Coupe was discontinued and eliminated from the US lineup for 2015. According to Jim Trainor, a spokes man for Hyundai Motor America, the manufacturer will now focus on the Elantra Sedan and the Elantra GT.

The good news is that Kia will continue to offer the Forte Koup but for those who want something else, Honda offers the Civic Coupe. Based on the sedan, the Elantra Coupe was offered for 2013-2014 model years and had a starting price of $20,410, including the $810 destination charge.

The model was powered by a 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine that generates 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque. Hyundai offered the six-speed manual transmission as standard while the automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual control was available as an option.

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Hyundai introduced the facelifted Elantra in the Korean market aiming to strengthen its presence in one of the most competitive segments in the world. As you can see from the photos, the 2014 Elantra, badged Avanta in the Korean market, comes with a refreshed design a consisting of a newly-designed front bumper, radiator grille, fog lamps but also LED light guide and projection headlamps.

Moreover, we find a new black, two-tone rear bumper and LED rear combination lamps as well as redesigned 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels and chrome belt line moulding. At the interior, the 2014 Hyundai Elantra/Avante was also redesigned and now the centre air vent position was moved upward on the dash, while the front centre armrest position was also raised.

Hyundai also added rear seat air vent, 3.5 inch OLED display and ventilation seats. The facelifted Elantra now comes with high-tech features such as advanced SPAS (Smart Parking Assist System) and flex steer. Under the hood, there is a 1.6-liter diesel engine delivering 94 kw or 126 hp and 279 Nm of torque.

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There was a shakeup in the compact segment in terms of March 2013 sales, with the Hyundai Elantra going up the ranks, falling right behind the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. Even if Toyota is poised to release a new model, its Corollas are still selling like hotcakes. Last month, it sold 11.1% more Corollas to 31,423 units compared to the figure for March 2012.

Matrix is included in this sales number. Even if Honda Civic sales declined by 1.9% in March 2013, the automaker still sold 27,665 coupes and sedans. This made Honda keep the No. 2 position. Hyundai shot up from No. 5 to No. 3 in March 2013, with 26,153 Elantra units sold, the highest monthly sales recorded so far by the model.

Last month, Chevrolet Cruze sales rose by 7.7%, with 23,260 units sold. Chevrolet and Hyundai posted high sales in the compact segment, comparable to how Ford did with the Focus (which was at the No. 4 position). Ford had sold 24,929 units.

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Hyundai has partnered with California-based Bisimoto Engineering to build a hatchback that can deliver more than 600-hp. They aim to make a super-hot version of the Elantra GT hatchback. They will be preparing the fortified Elantra GT for the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. Bisimoto will be able to generate the super car-like hp from the Elantra GT’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder.

But then, the entire engine was rebuilt with a variety of new Bisimoto parts: steel rods, an intake gasket, injectors, web level 2.4 camshafts, and (of course) a turbo kit. Its other upgrades are a Golden Eagle sleeved block and intake manifolds, NGK Iridium spark plugs, a Spearco intercooler, a larger radiator from Griffin, an AEM 320lph fuel pump and water-methanol kit, custom headwork by Portflow, and Kinsler fuel filters.

The stock 2013 Elantra GT produces only 148 hp from its naturally-aspirated 1.8-liter I-4. To manage the extreme power, Bisimoto has upgraded the chassis. It enhanced the full roll cage, coilover suspension, and sway bar. The tuning company also installed an Action 2MS clutch and 18-inch Buddy Club P1 Racing SF Challenge wheels.

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Hyundai Motor Co. is facing a lawsuit for supposedly misleading consumers and claiming that the 2011 and 2012 Elantra model is more fuel efficient than it really is. Public interest group Consumer Watchdog sued Hyundai for the claims it made in its TV ads about “the 40 mile per gallon Elantra.” The group said that this figure refers to just the highway mileage and not the city or combined highway/city mileage.

It asserted that Hyundai had displayed the estimated city mileage at 29 miles per gallon but it in “tiny, faint text” and it was shown very briefly so viewers won’t be able to see it if they don’t freeze their screens. The complaint also stated that there was no information about the model’s fuel efficiency in magazine ads or they would be unreadable.

Louis Bird, the plaintiff, a resident of Sacramento, Calif., said that Hyundai’s ads had convinced him to buy his 2011 Elantra. And now, he is paying more than he had expected to refuel. He is hoping that this lawsuit would be granted class-action status. He filed unspecified damages for supposed violations of California consumer protection and fraud laws. He filed the complaint in a California state court in Sacramento on July 3.

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Hyundai Motor Co. intends to implement a third production shift beginning in September at its Montgomery facility in Alabama in an effort to boost supplies of the compact Elantra and Sonata mid-sized sedan. An additional 20,000 automobiles will be produced at the plant by the end of 2012 due to the additional shift, the company disclosed. 

Hyundai also revealed that it will add 877 workers for the new shift. This increases employment at the facility to at least 3,000 workers.

 Hyundai is aiming to increase U.S. retail sales level by 100,000 automobiles in 2012, even as its car inventories are among the leanest in the auto industry. CEO John Krafcik at Hyundai Motor America commented that it is "definitely going to help us get there." 

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Hyundai is adding two new variants of its Elantra model, in response to high demand for the product. At the Chicago Auto Show, the company unveiled Elantra’s latest variants – a two-door sporty coupe and a shorter five-door hatch. Hyundai is positioning the two-door variant against other coupes like the Honda Civic and the Kia Forte Koup. 

The front-wheel-drive Elantra Coupe is expected to produce a mileage of 40 mpg on the highway from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine.

Hyundai gave the Elantra a slinky styling as well as a roomy interior to attract young buyers. Hyundai plans to market the Elantra coupe as a fun-to-drive option to a slightly different audience than the enthusiast-oriented, Genesis Coupe.

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Hyundai U.S. lineup received a new member today at the 2012 Chicago Show, the new 2013 Elantra Coupe, a two-door model based on the popular Elantra sedan that will hit the dealerships this spring. Regarding the design, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe takes the “Fluidic Sulpture” language to another level showing a wedge-like sport coupe silhouette with deeply sculpted surfaces.

Under the hood we find the same 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower (estimated) and 131 lb-ft of torque (estimated) found in the sedan and mated to a six-speed manual transmission. As expected, an automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual control is available as an option.

The six-speed automatic is 11 pounds lighter than Hyundai’s global five-speed. It is considerably simpler, having 62 fewer parts, for greater durability, lighter weight and lower cost. According to the Korean manufacturer, the Elantra Coupe is expected to deliver a fuel economy of 29 mpg city, 40 mpg highway for the six-speed manual transmission, and 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway for the six-speed automatic transmission.

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Hyundai Motor America presented its all-new 2013 Elantra GT to the North American market at the Chicago Auto Show. The Elantra lineup widens with the arrival of the five-door Elantra GT in dealerships this summer. It joins the Elantra Coupe, which recently made its global debut, and the popular Elantra sedan, which was named the 2012 North American Car of the Year.

The Elantra GT is based on the new-generation i30 model intended for the European market. The 2013 Elantra GT goes up against the Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Volkswagen Golf, offering a bigger interior space than any of these rivals, unrivaled fuel economy and Hyundai’s Driver Selectable Steering Mode.

Powering the Elantra GT is a 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148hp and 131 lb-ft of torque (145hp and 130 lb-ft of torque for Elantra PZEV). Due to advanced clean engine technology, nearly all of the Elantra GTs sold in California, Oregon and several Northeast states are recognized as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) by the EPA.

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Hyundai Motor America forecasts a slower growth in the sales of Elantra compact sedans in 2012 due to tight factory capacity.  Sales growth of Elantra compact sedans was around 41% in 2011. "The growth will be capped only because of production capacity," according to Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai Motor America's executive vice president of national sales, at the Washington auto show.

The company’s assembly plant in Montgomery, Ala. went over its official production capacity by more than 10% in 2011, producing around 338,000 Elantra and mid-sized Sonata car.

Hyundai sold 186,361 Elantras in the U.S. in 2011, boosting the company’s sales in the country by 20% to 645,691 vehicles. Hyundai is steadily gaining a foothold in the U.S. car market, grabbing a 5.1% share in 2011 from a 3% share in 2008, according to Autodata Corp.

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The 2012 North American Car and Truck of the Year are the Hyundai Elantra and the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque – the second time for Hyundai but the first time for the Land Rover. Hyundai’s Genesis got the award in 2009. The finalists for the 2012 North American Car of the Year are the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Passat. Meanwhile, the North American Truck of the Year finalists are the BMW X3 and Honda CR-V.

Voting on these awards are 50 automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada who represent magazines, newspapers, Web sites, TV and radio. The vehicles were evaluated according to these criteria: innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar.

The semifinalists for the 2012 car award were the Audi A6, Audi A7, Buick Verano, Chevrolet Sonic, Chrysler 300/SRT8, Fiat 500, Ford Focus, Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Veloster, Kia Rio/Rio 5, Scion iQ, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Camry, Toyota Prius V, VW Beetle and VW Passat.

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Hyundai is set to unveil an Elantra coupe this February at the Chicago Auto Show as it attempts to capitalize on the current sales momentum by strengthening its product line. Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik had presented the Honda Civic-fighting car during an event located near Ann Arbor, Mich. Unfortunately, cameras weren’t allowed in.

A redone version of the Touring model, presently a small wagon, will be joining the Elantra coupe. The updated Elantra sedan has gotten strong reviews and sales to enhance its market presence in the crucial U.S. sector.

Through October, 160,922 Hyundai Elantras were sold in the U.S. This is 46% higher than sales during the same period in 2010. Krafcik said that the car had surpassed its expectations. Hyundai didn’t provide details about the coupe but its instrument-panel layout is similar to what’s used in the sedan. The back seat is spacious and it used high-quality materials.

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According to the latest reports from Automotive News, it appears that Hyundai will launch two new or redesigned models by January 2012. Hyundai confirmed the dealers attending the brand’s make meeting today that it will launch a two-door coupe version of the 2011 Elantra, set to go on sale this spring.

Moreover, the redesigned Azera large sedan will also go on sale next year, in January. Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai’s U.S. sales boss confirmed the fact that the 2012 Azera will be powered by an all-new 3.3-liter, gasoline, direct-injection V6 engine delivering about 260 horsepower.

This engine will be more fuel-efficient than current Azera. Hyundai expects to sell around 20,000 Azera units a year in the United States, a major leap from the car’s current volume. For those who don’t know, Hyundai sold only 3,051 Azeras last year, announcing a drop of 20 percent from 2009.

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Hyundai Motor Co.’s rivals in the small-car segment should be wary as the more fuel-efficient, restyled Elantra is set to enter the market early next year. Hyundai has already cut into sales of Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. in the U.S. midsize-sedan segment this year but it looks like Hyundai is keen on extending its market share further.

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, John Krafcik, Hyundai's U.S. CEO, told reporters that the 2011 Elantra sedan can return 40 miles per gallon in highway driving and 29 mpg in the city.

Hyundai asserts that this model has the best fuel-economy in the segment, beating Toyota's Corolla, Honda's Civic, Nissan Motor Co.'s Sentra and even Ford Motor Co.'s new Focus small car. This year, Hyundai's U.S. sales have gone up by 21 percent, aided by a 64 percent boost in sales of the mid-sized Sonata.

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Hyundai revealed today the all-new 2011 Elantra, which is set to make its official debut at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. As you can see, the new car comes with the same fluidic design seen on the new Tucson and the 2011 Sonata, which means that we will see a new hexagonal grille, new taillamps as well as a revamped interior.

As expected, the car will be powered by the new 1.8-liter inline-four engine capable to deliver 148 hp and 131 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and the car will be capable to deliver a fuel consumption of 29 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. The car will also be available with a six-speed manual gearbox.

Inside, the car features new and solid materials as well as a nifty center stack fitted with a circular button to operate a number of climate controls. In addition, we find leather, power sunroof as well as heated front and rear seats as standard.

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