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2012 Hyundai Elantra Review and Price

September 13th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Hyundai Motors, the Korean auto manufacturing company is known for its quick transformation in its designs is now rising up with the introduction of a subcompact family sedan. Presenting… The all new 2012 Hyundai Elantra. Hyundai Elantra was first launched in early 90’s for affordable range of sedan. The 2012 Elantra has already been launched is Korea and expected to ride into US markets by mid of year 2011 as a 2012 Elantra model.

With a quick glance it seems to adopt the styling of its predecessors with improvement in performance and efficiency.  Eventually, it is seen that the new entry of 2012 Hyundai Elantra gets the long and sleeker looks compared to its predecessor giving it a classier look. It will retain the single bar grille front similar to the present model with a slight variation in the design of its HID headlamps. It is a four door subcompact family sedan possessing the capacity to comfortably accommodate 5 passengers. It will offer heated rear seats for added comfort.

Underhood, the 2 liter and a 4 cylinder engine is expected to be featured with the latest CVVL technology which is explained as continuous variable valve lift. This technology is believed to enhance the power emission by 3 % when compared with the power emission of same engine without CVVL. This 2 liter and 4 cylinder engine when pairs with CVVL technology produces the momentum of around 168 hp and a torque of around 145 lb-ft. The present model gives the fuel economy of 26 mpg in city and 43 mpg on highway. With the introduction of 2012 Elantra with CVVL technology will further enhance the fuel efficiency by 10 times, offering the mileage of 40 mpg on highways. It is believed that Hyundai will offer 2012 Elantra with two versions of engines. One is the 2 liter engine and another with 1.6 liter engine. The 1.6 liter with 4 cylinder engine will produce the momentum of 138 horsepower and a torque of 123 lt-ft. Both the engines come associated with six-speed gear-box with automatic transmission mechanism there further improving the fuel efficiency. These versions will ride on front wheel drive mechanism.

Glimpses shows that the dashboard in improved with addition of touch screen display music system along with the classic navigation system, air conditioning system, Bluetooth and ipod connectivity and a power steering. Glancing through safety features it is seen that the sedan will come with front disc and the rear disc brakes in which the brake force is distributed electronically. An array of safety features are likely to add up front and side curtain airbags, child safety seat, stability control and traction control system.

Hyundai offers 2012 Elantra with the basic warranty of 5 years or the warranty till 50,000 miles. Hyundai also provides road side assistance while we are down with fuel or flat on tires or any mechanical problem.

2012 Hyundai Elantra with 2 liter and 4 cylinder engine comes with the affordable base price of $14,500. This can prove to be the best car to own as it offers better value for money.

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  1. John Doe
    September 30th, 2010 at 13:25 | #1

    The EPA Mileage of the GLS model of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra is 27 mpg in city and 36 mpg on highway which is really good. Let us expect that the 2012 model will either improve or better it.

    By the way I am going to take a look at the older 2005 Elantra Model at a dealer. I will report how it goes.

    Just wanted to point out that there are three trims of Elantra available – the base Blue, then GLS and the top of the line ES models – at least in the existing years models.

  2. November 10th, 2011 at 08:58 | #2

    A friend of mine just bought the 2011 model in Nigeria and I’m so pleased with the details even though it doesn’t compare famously with my Toyota Venza; it’s a worthy product aesthetically.