New 2011 Hyundai Elantra Makes Worldwide Premiere
New Hyundai Elantra (2011 model year) makes its official worldwide debut at the Busan Motor Show!
The long-anticipated next-generation Hyundai Elantra has been officially unveiled today at the Busan auto show in South Korea. Hyundai’s best-selling vehicle globally has undergone a complete styling makeover and now features really outstanding exterior design lay-outs and new powertrain technology.
According to Hyundai, the new Elantra is redefining the compact vehicle segment with its innovative styling and state of the art powertrain technology. “It encompasses our latest ambitions, features the best styling and performance in its class” told Steve S. Yang, President and CEO of Hyundai’s Global Business Division.
As seen on images below, the 2011 Hyundai Elantra adopts similar styling cues as its bigger brother, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. It wears a “Fluidic Sculpture” design theme with four-door coupe styling, which makes it stand-out from other compact sedans.
Under the hood, the all-new 2011 Elantra sedan packs Hyundai’s brand-new 1.6L Gamma engine with Gasoline Direct Injection -GDI technology. The 1.6L engine generates segment-leading 140 horsepower and maximum torque of 167Nm.
This highly advanced four-cylinder gasoline engine is mated to the six-speed automatic transmission (for the first time in Elantra) and is about 10 percent more efficient than any other similar engine currently on the market.
Some of the tech-goodies that will be available include High Intensity Discharge headlamps, LED tail-lamps, heated rear seats, puddle lamps and a TFT-LCD display placed in-between the gauge clusters.
It will first go on sale in the South Korean market, while overseas sales are expected to begin shortly after. Pricing for the new Elantra will be released closer to its official US debut, scheduled for the 2010 L.A. Auto Show!
Continue your read to see some nice shots of this hot-looking Hyundai compact sedan!
Official press release from Hyundai Motor Company:
Hyundai Motor had its world-premiere of the all-new Avante ( badged as Elantra in markets outside Korea) compact sedan, the company’s best-selling model worldwide, at the 2010 Busan International Motor Show.
With sportier and even more elegant lines than its predecessor, the new Avante continues Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design philosophy.
Hyundai has applied its latest 1.6L Gamma Gasoline Direct Injection engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission to the front-wheel drive compact, the first time GDI and six-speed automatic have been featured on a compact sedan in the South Korea.
The all-new Hyundai Avante (Elantra) delivers a peak output of 140-ps and maximum torque of 17,0 kg.m. It is also about ten per cent more fuel efficient than its closest competitors, thanks to GDI technology, the six speed automatic gearbox and other fuel economy enhancements.
The 2011 Hyundai Avante (Elantra) will delight and surprise with a raft of other advanced features not found on other compacts, including High Intensity Discharge headlamps, LED combination lamps in the rear, heated rear seats, puddle lamps and a color TFT LCD information display nestled in the gauge cluster.