New Hyundai Elantra images released
Hyundai announced today it has put on sale its all-new Avante compact sedan in Korea. Unveiled for the first time at the Busan International Motor Show earlier this year, the all-new Avante is considered to be one of the most important Hyundai vehicles to date.
Hyundai expects the model to repeat the sales success of previous generation Avante/Elantra cars and boost Hyundai’s falling market share in Korea back to 50 percent. Since first launched back in 1990, Hyundai Avante (known as Elantra overseas) sales topped 6 million units worldwide and received high recognition from a large number of world’s most renowned car-rating agencies.
The 2011 Hyundai Avante compact sedan is powered by Hyundai’s latest 1.6L four-cylinder Gamma engine, which is claimed to achieve best-in-class fuel economy. It features gasoline direct injection technology, which boosts its power output to 140 horsepower (16 more than its predecessor (Hyundai Avante 1.6L).
The all-new Avante also features Hyundai’s in-house developed 6-speed automatic transmission. It is 12 kilograms lighter than previous automatic transmission and boosts Avante’s fuel economy by approximately 12 percent. It also features Hyundai’s in-house developed 6-speed automatic transmission. The new tranny is 12 kilograms lighter than previous automatic transmission and boosts Avante’s fuel economy by approximately 12 percent.
The new model is also a step ahead of the previous model in terms of fuel economy. When equipped with six-speed automatic gearbox, the 2011 Avnte achieves 16,5 kilometers per liter of fuel.
Inside, the all-new Avante boasts completely redesigned interior with large number of luxury amenities and advanced safety features. Those include heated rear seats and steering wheel, color TFT LCD information display, leather seats and premium sound system. The Avante also features HID (High Intensity Discharge), LED combination lamps in the rear headlamps, puddle lamps and even smart parking assist system called SPAS. According to Hyundai, the system assists the driver when parking between two cars parked in single file by automatically controlling only the steering wheel using ultrasonic sensors.
Furthermore, the new Avante/Elantra strengthens its safety with Vehicle Stability Management – VSM system, which helps the vehicle to stay in a stable position. It is also equipped with 6 airbags, active front headrests, tire pressure monitoring system and emergency stop signal.
New Hyundai Elantra image gallery: