• Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra is a car model of Hyundai Motor Company.

The Hyundai Elantra came as representatives of the lower middle class in the summer of 2000, the successor to the Hyundai Lantra on.

The Elantra was only available as a hatchback or saloon. A station wagon version was available from him no longer, but was introduced in April 2001, the compact MPV Hyundai Matrix as a substitute.

In autumn 2003, the Elantra received a facelift for XD2 and three years later, painted in the autumn of 2006, in Europe from the model range. Until the introduction of the i30 in the summer of 2007, therefore, the accent filled the area between the small car (Getz) and middle class (Sonata).

In Russia, the Hyundai Elantra XD is in the sedan still made. Manufacturer’s there TagAZ, which also produces its own vehicles. Later developed on the basis of the XD2 platform of 2003, the Kia Cerato, as well as with highly modified form soft roaders Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage .

This generation of the Elantra was the last one in Europe so far available. The following are slightly lower-cost versions of the compact platform, currently the i30 is based on the.

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Hyundai Elantra Schrägheck (2000-2003)

Hyundai Elantra Stufenheck (2003-2006)

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Hyundai Elantra Schrägheck (2003-2006)

The petrol engines until the fall of 2003 are certified to Euro 3, then they meet Euro 4 Diesel reached even after the revision, only the Euro 3 standard.

2006, a new generation of the Elantra (codename HD) at the New York International Auto Show was presented and sold at the end of the year in the U.S. and eventually on all continents. The Elantra was not offered in Europe, since the i30 is sold for the same motors are available. In the United States, the Elantra was offered exclusively with a 2.0 liter engine. The standard was a 5-speed gearbox, an optional 4-speed automatic available.

Since the end of 2008, a station wagon version under the name Elantra Touring is offered in the United States that is almost identical to the i30cw.

In July 2009, followed by South Korea in a mild hybrid version of the Elantra sedan, which is operated as the world’s only hybrid with LPG and used for the first time a lithium-polymer battery. The drive of the vehicle based on the 1.6-liter gasoline engine.

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Hyundai Elantra Touring (2008–2011)

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Hyundai Elantra LPI Hybrid

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In April 2010, the current generation of the Elantra was unveiled at the South Korean Busan Motor Show. It is the total of the third and fifth of the vehicle under the name Elantra.

In Europe, the first two generations were named Lantra because Lotus Cars wanted an association between Elantra and his model exclude Elan at buyers. Although its production ended in 1992, it remained in the designation until 1996, the entire Elan production line was sold to the then Hyundai-Kia competitors, the Kia Elan Roadster to 1997 produced. After its merger with Hyundai mid-2000 was published Elantra generation in Europe this name.

The Elantra received after the Sonata YF as a second vehicle, the "Fluidic Sculpture" design form of Thomas Bürkle, who designed until 2005 for BMW. For sale is the model since November 2010 in South Korea in early 2011 followed by the USA and in September finally Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Israel (under the name i35) and parts of the European Union. Here it is offered as an EU import in Germany. In Europe and South Korea, there are parallel to the first of Bürkle designed Hyundai, the i30 platform-related. Its combination has been offered since 2008 in the U.S. as Elantra Touring.

The reduced by 17.7% to U.S. standard consumption by the manufacturer individually broken down by changes made. The smallest contribution of 0.5% of the ‘have’ reduced from 0.32 to 0.28 air resistance (drag) and the highest with 7.4% of the transition to a completely newly developed engine. According to the U.S. EPA standard, the vehicle 2011 is the most fuel efficient in its class. To underscore this market positioning of the manufacturer to dispense with the Naming the acceleration time from 0 to 100km/h For this is the change from petroleum to soybean oil-based foaming the seat cushion reference.

For the first time Elantra heated rear seats, keyless entry with proximity sensor, a rearview camera, Bluetooth hands-free system and a touch screen navigation system available. In South Korea, a parking system is also available, which classifies the Elantra in parallel to the direction of standing parking rows. In Europe, it is the largest ever for Hyundai choice of interior colors (fabric or leather in black or beige), but always the same Engine available. It is the 1.6 L petrol engine from the i30, which received a control valve on the outlet side.

The vehicle in Hyundai’s Ulsan plant will be produced (South Korea) and the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in Montgomery, the American plant is designed conservative in its capacity, so that when stronger U.S. demand, the South Korean production is exported. In India, the model under the name Fluidic Verna is known and there manufactured by the Hyundai Motor India. Merchant account for the Korean production site a prominent as Equipment feature out to meet potential quality concerns of customers. Hyundai itself identifies the vehicles on the basis of the model code – the first letter is the location of production: UD for vehicles from Ulsan, MD for those of Montgomery. This differentiation is also adopted in the i30 before, its European manufacturing is marked with FDH (Korea: FH). Relevant is the code later for spare parts and licensable add-on parts such as Alloy wheels.

According to a Forbes list of the Elantra was in 2011 with 1.01 million copies sold, the world’s second best-selling car.

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