Hyundai Elantra 2011: A highly anticipated version 5
Last week at the Motor Show in Los Angeles, Hyundai has finally unveiled the North American version of its Elantra model which presents in a fifth version.
New section has four doors
What surprises at first sight, it is the presence of a new silhouette that is very nice whose style is reminiscent of a four-door cut, as was the case lately its great s? ur the Hyundai Sonata. In fact, it is a new aesthetic approach South Korean manufacturer that bears the name of "Fluidic Sculpture".
The Elantra inherited a new facies to very aggressive style which appeared for the first time on the Genesis section, then on the Tucson. Unlike many other manufacturers who opt for a virtually identical for all their models grille, Hyundai chose to design calenders slightly different for each of its models, but within the same basic ideology.
A front section that allows more reussies this newcomer has to provide excellent penetration coefficient in air only (0.28). Notwithstanding a few extra centimeters or less here and there, this new generation of the popular Elantra present dimensions almost identical to those of the car it will come dislodge.
A more generous interior
The interior also benefits from a major overhaul. With a somewhat longer wheelbase, the habitability becomes a little more generous, particularly as regards the outbursts offered in the legs for rear seat occupants. Finishing, presentation and recoveries spend a register ever offered so far in this compact sedan.
The new dashboard offers a well succeeded strong design and whose functionalities are similar to those of a much more expensive sedan. Of completely new design, she wants more ergonomic while accommodating the full range of currently available tech gizmos such as MP3, satellite radios, GPS and so on.
A cleaner engine
The cylinder of the new four-cylinder engine from 2.0 to 1.8 liter while the power climbs to 148 horsepower 138 torque 131 lb-ft. It is a powertrain that is part of a new family of engines called "Naked". However, it is unfortunate that we did not choose a GDI direct injection engine, as was the case for the new Sonata.
It is an aluminum engine whose weight has been lowered by 74 pounds compared to the current engine data. It has associated a new system of variable valve timing called "D-CVVT." According to the data of the manufacturer announces fuel economy evaluated at 18% compared to current figures. Good news, the new Elantra will benefit from automatic and manual box has six reports.
A PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle) version of this engine has an output of 145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft. Unfortunately, this model is walking the reserve California.
A large speed "V"
Over the next 24 months, Hyundai plans to offer seven new models and the new Elantra is the fourth vehicle unveiled after marketing models Tucson, Sonata and Equus.
The next version of the popular Hyundai Accent we could be unveiled next February at the Chicago Auto Show, fronted by the unveiling in Detroit sports Veloster cut. Two novelties whose theatrical release could occur in the next summer.
It is very important to mention that the "Touring" Elantra version remains unchanged for the moment. The new Hyundai Elantra will be sold by the end of this year.
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