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Hyundai Elantra Overview
The Hyundai Elantra is a small family car which is produced by the South Korean automobile manufacturers Hyundai Motor Company. This car has been in production since 1990 and is currently in its fifth generation of production. It used to be sold as the Lantra in Australia and some European markets. It used to be sold as the Avante in South Korea. The latest version of the Elantra is a stylish looking car which is very affordable and has really good safety features. It does not have the best performance but there is plenty interior space, good handling and is a good ride. Does this sound anything like your experience of the Elantra?
Hyundai Elantra History
The first generation (1990-95) was released in 1990 as a replacement for the previous Mitsubishi Stellar. It was originally only available with a 1.6L Mitsubishi designed engine, with the 1.8L being released in 1993. A facelifted version was introduced in 1992 and then again in 1993.
The second generation (1996-2000) introduced an estate version as well as the previous saloon version. This generation was also known as the Lantra in Europe and Australia. A facelifted version was released in 1998.
The third generation (2000-2006) no longer offered an estate version, but offered a hatchback in its place. This version introduced a 1.6L diesel engine to the range.
The fourth generation (2006-2010) was only available as a saloon and has a modern looking design. This version has greatly improved safety features, which was lacking in previous models.
The fifth generation (2010-present) is the current version on the market and no longer has a diesel option. This has the Hyundai 'fluidic sculpture' design which gives a really stylish and aerodynamic look.
The Hyundai Elantra has been available in the following engines: 1.5, 1.6, 1.8 or 2.0L petrol and 1.6 or 2.0L diesel engines. The diesel engines offer the best fuel economy of the available engines, offering around 44mpg. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically?
The latest version of the Elantra offers both 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual gearboxes. The older versions offered 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual. You can begin your search for your gearbox parts at our Hyundai Gearbox section.
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