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|4th May 2010, 19:30||#61|
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I dno't know if it's just me but I've always felt that Hyundai gets the design, pricing and quality of their cars right but not the handling. For eg: I despise the over sensitive brakes in the Verna and the oversteer in the EPS of the i10. Anyone else feel the same?
|16th May 2010, 10:06||#62|
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Who gives a hoot if the design is copied or inspired!
Hyundai makes solid, reliable cars. Best warranty, top class features, good performance and great looking cars at a very reasonable price.
The new Sonata already has experts and common junta drooling at what a complete package it offers. Toyota was once a newcomer too...Hyundai is definitely upping the ante...and I am sure I m not the only who finds this South Korean company's attitude most refreshing!
|17th May 2010, 00:24||#64|
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if this car is 1.6 then what happens to Accent/Verna?
this car should be a lot more than just a sissy 1.6?
|1st July 2010, 12:57||#65|
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I just came across this car ( i don't know how i missed it) but i think it's going to be absolutely brilliant in the flesh. With Hyundai's ever improving reliability, and keen pricing, i think this will really be hyundai's big winner, which will make people in india take Hyundai as a more upmarket brand. I dont know what the next generation civic is going to look like but if it doesn't match up to the Avante, i'd be disappointed. I don't know why but the headlights kind of remind me of the Ferrari 458 Italia. I know that's stretching it but clearly i'm in love.
|1st July 2010, 13:26||#66|
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The problem is that till date Hyundai has been struggling with the sale of the C+,D segment and SUVs no matter how good a product they were. With i20 Hyundai has managed to change the public perception of paying close to a million rupees for a Hyundai hatch back, this could very well be the foundation on which this car might sell. Im not too positive but then i20 was an exception as well. Also the impending launch of the completely new Verna could solidify the Hyundai image as a manufacturer of premium cars.
|1st July 2010, 14:56||#67|
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Very true. Hyundai WAS struggling to sell cars above 8-10 lacs. I guess its because of an image problem, just like Maruthi. But yes, the 1st gen sonata in India was a pathetic car.
Lets hope i20 was not just an exception and Hyundai gives us some great value cars.
|29th July 2010, 22:26||#68|
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Came across news that officially the new 2011 Avante is released.
Source : 2011 Hyundai Avante revealed | Autocar India
The 4th generation elantra was launched in 2006. This is the 5th genenration Elantra that will be available in 2010. That is approximately 4 years. So in 4 years flat Hyundai is up and running with a new model. Mostly the development of this car started back in 2006 or 2007 just after the launch of 4th generation Elantra.
That is some quick work.
Even the engine is updated. If the 140 bhp mark is without any turbo, then its around 87.5 bhp/ltr. Very nice. Compare that the 144/160 bhp turbo version of BMW-PSA Peugeot Citroen 1.6 that is winning some segment of international engine of the year awards. Though I am not sure about the Korean horses. 1.4 in i20 and 1.6 in SX4 make almost similar power, SX4 clearly has more practical shape and is heavy. But still 1.6 performs well enough at high speeds. I know more than one factor is involved, but still an on glance comparison this is.
This brings me to Coralla. The current Corolla was launched in 2006. This 10th generation Toyota Corolla was an evolution of the 9th generation Corolla. But even now there are no news of 11th generation Corolla. Corolla is all set to loose in International markets if the cars are not upgraded. Agreed that Toyota is not master of copy cat, but they had more than sufficient time IMO.
Both, Camry and Corolla are in need of replacement.
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|29th October 2010, 13:22||#71|
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if this Avante / new Elantra comes to India , it would be the most radically-different looking car and probably the most futuristic designed car after the current Civic.
is there a post on Hyundai's line-up of future launched ?
|1st November 2010, 16:29||#72|
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|3rd November 2010, 18:08||#73|
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Name: 2011 Hyundai avante/elantra depending on the country
Design: same pictured below.
Markets: many global markets
engine in Korea: 1.6 GDI.
Coming to India in Q4 2011.
price band: 12-14 lakh, lower D segment, competing with corolla, civic, cruze and laura.
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|17th November 2010, 02:01||#74|
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The all-new Elantra has been officially unveiled, it is going to be powered by 1.8L petrol engine producing 148bhp@6500rpm and a torque of 178Nm@4700rpm. Hope Hyundai launches the elantra in India ASAP, it is definitely going to give some sleepless nights for its competitors in the D-segment.
2011 Hyundai Elantra Officially Revealed With Stunning New Look, 40-MPG | AutoGuide.com News
2011 Hyundai Elantra Debuts: Hyundai Elantra News ? Car and Driver
|17th November 2010, 02:19||#75|
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Bumping an old thread, well no that old
I for one will eagerly look forward to the launch of the new Elantra
Spoken like a true believer of the 'Green Fairy'
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