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Hyundai Avante Overview

The Hyundai Avante was the name given to this vehicle in South Korea. The rest of the world knows this car as the Hyundai Elantra. This car is classed as a compact car and is produced by the South Korean automobile company Hyundai. The Hyundai Avante came onto the scene in 1990 and is still in production to this day. This car is very cheap to buy and well equipped but it’s not great at handling or isn’t very spacious compared with some of its competitors.

Hyundai Avante History

The first generation (1990-95) was powered by a Mitsubishi 1.6L engine. Then there were a few more engine sizes introduced to the range. There were slight makeovers in 92-94 before the new version was released.

The second generation (1996-2000) came in two available versions: sedan and station wagon. In Europe this car was marketed as the Lantra, as it was in the previous model. In 1998 it received a makeover, where both versions were to receive the same front end, where the previous version had different front ends. A new 2.0 engine was introduced.

The third generation (2000-06) saw the introduction of the hatchback version which replaced the station wagon. They also looked to make this car better value for money. In 2003 it had a makeover to the interior, lights and bumpers amongst other things.

The fourth generation (2006-10) really improved on some earlier safety issues, especially in the 2009 version of this model where it received good scores in the safety scores with the introduction of more airbags and a stronger side impact.

The fifth generation (2010 - present) is the current version on the market. It has a very modern look to it carrying Hyundai’s ‘fluidic sculpture’ which can be seen on some other of their modern cars.



Fuel Economy

The different versions offered engine sizes varying from: 1.5, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0L in petrol. There were the 1.6 and 2.0 diesel engines offered on the third and fourth generations. These cars are quite good economically, with the diesel engines being the best choices for fuel economy.


Up until the latest version there were four-speed automatic and five-speed manual gearboxes available. The latest version has the option of 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual gearboxes. There is a Hyundai Gearbox section to our website to help you find your gearbox parts.


Avante parts can be found here at Breakeryard. Our vast network of UK Breakers is waiting on your requests. This can be done by entering your vehicle details in the part finder, and will help locate the parts you are looking for.