Thursday 1st November 2012
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We would love to hear about your experience of the Hyundai Lantra. If you have owned one of the SE cars and had to replace any parts then let us know how the parts performed and what you thought of the car. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

Hyundai Lantra Overview

The Hyundai Lantra is classed as a mid-sized family car and was produced by the South Korean car manufacturers Hyundai Motor Company. The Lantra was marketed under this name in the UK, Australia and most other European markets. It was marketed under this name from 1990 to 2001 and was then marketed as the Elantra, the same as the rest of the world. These cars are very reasonably priced and are cheaper than most rivals in this class. You may not automatically think of this car when considering a mid-sized family car but they are also well equipped and very reliable cars with a lot of space inside. Does this sound anything like your experience of this car?

Hyundai Lantra History

The first generation (1990-95) Lantra was only available as a 1.6L to begin with, and it was a Mitsubishi designed engine. This generation of this car was only made in sedan form. When the Lantra received a makeover in 1993 the 1.5 and 1.8L engines were made available and some slight alterations were made to the exterior, including the badge and other exterior parts. There were also some minor alterations in 1994.

The second generation (1995-2001) was available as a sedan and an estate version was made available. This vehicle had a makeover in 1998 which mainly affected the front grille design. The 2.0L version was made available in 1998 when the makeover occurred. This was the last version to be called the Lantra, as this vehicle adopted the world wide Elantra name for the third generation and beyond.



Fuel economy

The Hyundai Lantra was available as a 1.5, 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0L petrol engine. The most economical of these engines were the lower sized 1.5 and 1.6 engines, offering up to 36mpg which is not that good. Which engine did you have on your Lantra and how did it perform economically? Remember to take into consideration the age, fuel type and engine size when thinking about fuel economy.


The Hyundai Lantra was available as a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic gearbox. Which gearbox did you have and how did you rate its performance? Why not have a look at our Hyundai gearbox section if you are looking for gearbox parts for your Lantra.


Hyundai Lantra parts can be found at Breakeryard at some of the best prices around. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers who have parts in stock for all makes and models of vehicle at very competitive prices. You can visit the Lantra parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate the exact parts you need for your vehicle.