Friday, February 25, 2011

THE 2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA: THE NEW STANDARD FOR COMPACT SEDANS

THE 2011 HYUNDAI ELANTRA: THE NEW STANDARD FOR COMPACT SEDANS

Modern Design, Mid-size Car Interior Volume, Advanced Safety and 40 MPG

Hyundai today introduced another exciting model, its all-new 2011 Elantra at the Los Angeles Auto Show. This marks the world debut of the latest version of the popular compact sedan. The 2011 Elantra encompasses Hyundai’s latest ambitions including “Fluidic Sculpture” design, advanced safety and fuel efficiency. In the very competitive compact car segment the Elantra continues to be on a fast four year lifecycle.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2011 ELANTRA

• All-new fifth generation Elantra compact sedan
• “Fluidic Sculpture” design
• Launches with new 1.8-liter “Nu” engine and in-house six-speed automatic transmission
o 40 mpg highway on all models with A/T or M/T
o Best-in-class standard fuel economy
o Improved fuel efficiency by up to 18 percent over its predecessor
o More fuel efficient than Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla
• Production began at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in November with shipments to dealers before year-end
• “Class-above” mid-size car interior volume
• Standard VSM, ESC, TCS, ABS with Brake Assist and EBD
• Touch-screen navigation with rearview camera and iPod®/USB inputs
• Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition
• Segment first: Heated rear seats

Elantra is the fourth vehicle in Hyundai’s 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative (seven new models in the next 24 months), following on the heels of the all-new Tucson, Sonata and Equus. The 2011 Elantra represents a modern approach to the traditional compact sedan segment, using emotional design and luxury features offered with Hyundai’s strong value proposition. The 2011 Elantra poses some intriguing questions:
• Why can’t a compact car have modern, sleek, sophisticated style?
• Why pay luxury car prices to get advanced safety features?
• Why buy a mid-size sedan when you can get exceptional room in a compact car?
• Why can’t a compact car get subcompact car fuel economy?