Hyundai car maker has unveiled the new North American, 2011 Hyundai Elantra sedan in advance of the sedan’s debut at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show and at the Busan Motor Show in South Korea. There are no other styling changes over the South Korean market model that was introduced locally in July but the modified digital display in the instrument panel and tail light crystals.
2011 Hyundai Elantra U.S-spec model gets a larger displacement 1.8-liter gasoline unit with conventional port fuel injection rated at 148-horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque. Hyundai estimates that the U.S. model will return a highway efficiency of around 40mpg. Completely redesigned, the Elantra looks impressive. It wears a ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ design with four-door coupe styling, HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlights and LED taillights. The Elantra is technically as a midsize car and Hyundai claims, passenger is inner space on par with a Lexus ES350. The slim weight is even more impressive when one puts the opulent features on the Elantra heated front and rear seats, a back-up camera, Bluetooth connectivity, a 360 Watt Stereo, automatic headlights, and a sunroof considered.
Hyundai says for interior the cabin offers “advanced features not found on other compacts.” Goodies include heated rear seats, ambient lighting, and a color TFT LCD information display. “The new Avante (Elantra) encompasses Hyundai’s latest ambitions, featuring the best styling and performance in its class. We’re confident that it will once again redefine the compact segment worldwide.” said Steve S. Yang, President and CEO of Hyundai’s Global Business Division.
Competitors such as the Ford Fiesta or Chevrolet Cruze can have this kind of mileage with specially prepared models that was tweaked, deliver every last mpg only return. On the other hand, will be $14.830 each Elantra from the base model with a 6-speed stick shift, $21.980 fully loaded automatic transmission limited model, 40 mpg on the highway back.