The new generation of Hyundai Elantra, also known as Avante in some markets, has been unveiled during the Busan Motor Show in Korea revealing a much better design than before along with new engine and technologies. Following the new ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language, the 2011 Elantra also features a sleek and curvy body which is not that pretty to be honest but comparing to the old models, it’s a huge improvement.
The all-new Elantra is powered by the latest editoin of Hyundai’s 1.6L Gamma Gasoline Direct Injection engine which delivers 140 hp. This front-wheel-drive car comes with an automatic six-speed gearbox and it’s said to be 10 percent more fuel efficient. Apart from direct injection, this engine also features Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing, a Variable Induction System and exotic anti-friction coatings such as CrN Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating and Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating.
The new Elantra also comes with a rich list of equipments and features which is not common for a compact sedan. It includes HID (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.
Pricing and availability of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra for different markets will be announced later.