Hyundai Elantra Langdong unveiled in China
Hyundai Langdong is a Chinese version of the 2013 Elantra sedan!
Hyundai Motor Company, whose joint-venture in China is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, unveiled a brand-new Langdong 4-door sedan at the on-going 2012 Beijing Auto Show.
The all-new Hyundai Langdong is a Chinese version of the carmaker’s multi award winning Elantra compact sedan, which has captured the hearts and minds of consumers worldwide.
The Langdong sedan shares its platform and core powertrain technology with the US-specs Elantra sedan. It also looks pretty much the same as the US-market sibling, however, the Langdong features a slightly re-styled front fascia.
Gone is the Elantra’s stylish hexagonal signature grille, replaced by a piece that looks a bit more conservative. Apart from subtle styling corrections made to the front bumper, there are no other major tweaks made to the body of the car.
Under the hood, the Langdong offers a choice of 1,6L and 1,8L four-cylinder engines. The base 1,6L engine generates 127 horsepower, while the more potent 1,8L unit produces 146 horsepower.
Aimed exclusively at the consumers living in China, the all-new Hyundai Langdong is scheduled to hit the local market in the second half of 2012. and will be produced at Hyundai’s new manufacturing plant in Beijing.
The all-new Hyundai Langdong was put on display in Beijing alongside new Santa Fe CUV, which also made its official Chinese premiere today, and a series of eco-friendly cars, such as Hyundai i-oniq concept vehicle, Sonata Hybrid, BlueOn electric vehicle and ix35 FCEV -Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle.