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|18th January 2007, 07:47||#92|
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|5th July 2007, 13:14||#98|
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The old Elantra has been pulled of from the market though.
Since BVR SUBBU has left Hyundai, they have become very very slow. Just for the record, the Getz was launched before the Swift but no the Swift Diesel has been launched too with a all new engine and Hyundai hasnot been able to plonk the Verna's engine sans the VGT into it a job not as tough as what MUL's was.
All Hyundai is doing nowadays is launching variants of the Embera like a Auto version in the CRDi but what they need to do is get the Elantra asap and plonk in a diesel into the Getz. This is not only for their benefit but also customers since MUL is surely taking all of us on a huge ride with 6 month waiting period since there is not other car which gives it run for their money.
|5th July 2007, 14:58||#99|
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Dude Your off Your Rockers on this one
Its well defined active and passive safety features which keep you alive during an impact, not just the weight of the car.
How much do you think an F1 car weights 1 ton 2 tons 3 tons,...all of 600 kgs my dear friend. Its PASSIVE FEATURES such as the impact absorbent carbon fiber nose (akin to crumple zones in cars),and ACTIVE FEATURES such as ABS, EBD, Traction control etc which keeps drivers from harms way.
Not just dead weight ??!!
|7th July 2007, 09:17||#100|
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How many of such features do the cars we are talking about have? Compare oranges with oranges and not apples.
|30th September 2007, 18:09||#101|
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Elantra Road Test
I cannot remember a company pumping out a succession of new models of such relentlessly high quality as those that Hyundai has in the past two years.
Latest cab off the prodigious Hyundai rank is the Elantra, the mid- sized range that's deliberately designed to take on Corollas, Civics, Astras and Focuses, and any other models that aspire to snaring families and fleets with about thirty grand to spare.
For most, the sedan design they're left with should not be a disappointment, as the Elantra is a curvaceously handsome machine, finished off at the front with its own version of the neatly pert lozenge-shaped grille introduced on the Santa Fe model.
The rear bootline is neat, too, with a BMW look about it, while under its lid is a massive load area, equipped, as with all Hyundais with a safety and first aid kit and a fire extinguisher. There's 460 litres of load volume even with the 60/40 split-folding rear seats left in place. Under its curvy bonnet is a fairly generic 2-litre DOHC 16-valve power unit with Hyundai's own version of variable valve timing, labelled CVVT. It appears to work, as the unit's power output is anything but generic, with 140bhp on tap and a useful 186Nm of torque. The trick is that most of that torque feels as if it's available from well below its 4800rpm peak point, which translates into a very flexible demeanour on the road.
The Elantra's power unit is probably Hyundai's smoothest and quietest four-cylinder engine yet.
Even at peak revolutions, the 1975cc block is unobtrusive, while throttled back on the open road it's hardly noticeable at all until a kick-down is required for overtaking.
Thanks to well-weighted, accurate steering, drivers will appreciate the level of communication afforded through the classy, leather-coated steering wheel.
Where the Elantra scores highly is for its ride quality. As with the company's Grandeur and Sonata, the Elantra's suspension is an efficient and again, quiet, dispatcher of bumps and potholes.
But as with most recent Korean offerings these days, the biggest surprise is to be had from the Elantra's cabin, which not only offers top notch space and equipment levels, but also an all pervading improvement in material choice and the execution of its assembly.
The drum-tight interior displays some of the classiest vinyl textures you'll see anywhere. The hide-like matrix of the dash area is convincing and nicely matte finished, while the contrasting metallised air-con panel is, like the main stereo head, simple, but just as posh.
You'll have to opt for the Elite model if you want reach as well as rake-adjustable steering, but neither version makes it difficult to find a good driving position, while both the leather Elite front seats and the only slightly less plush fabric base model's are well shaped and comfortable.
Rear accommodation is great for two and a tad snug for three, but there'll be little complaint about leg or headroom, so with its huge boot space as well, the Elantra should make useful every day family transport.
Initially, the talented, well made and nicely equipped Elantra will be quite an irritation among the other main players in the New Zealand C-segment, but when its hatch and diesel versions arrive it could well become a default choice in the segment.
Drivetrain: Transverse-mounted, FWD fuel-injected 1975cc DOHC 16-valve four with CVVT. Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic. 105kW at 6000rpm and 186Nm at 4600rpm. Max 205kmh, 0-100kmh 10.1 secs (auto), average fuel consumption 8.4L/100km. Chassis: Front MacPherson struts, rear multi-links. Coil springs and anti-roll bar front and rear. Vented front, solid rear disc brakes. ABS, EBD, BAS (Elite model only). 15 6J steel rims with 195/65 R15 tyres. 16 x 6.5J alloys with 205/55 R16 tyres (Elite model only). Power assisted rack and pinion steering.
Dimensions: L 4505mm, H 1490mm, W 1775mm, W/base 2650mm, F/track 1543mm, R/track 1541mm, Fuel 53L, Weight 1238-1310kg.
HOT: Striking looks; complete specification; high refinement level; ride quality; build standards; top value. NOT: No hatch or diesel option yet, but they're coming; nothing else important.
VERDICT: With another six months plus before there's a new Corolla, Hyundai can expect big things from the Elantra both in fleet and private sales. It's as good as anything else in the circa $30,000 class.
|1st October 2007, 13:13||#103|
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are you sure that this car is gonna be launched in India??
had a talk with Hyundai Motor Plaza, Delhi, most people (also from the marketing department )say that the elantra will NEVER be relaunched and Hyundai is considering exiting this segment for good.
anyways, only time will tell.....
|1st October 2007, 15:46||#104|
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i guess what they might be hinting at is that the elantra will be launched with a new name.
|1st October 2007, 23:33||#105|
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Go To A Hyundai Showroom
say I want to know when the new santro will come , they will say No idea , Lots of time left.
Same happened with theHonda Guyz
Bro went to buy an Accord , Asked fr a new one , said not before 6 months.
He was about to order till someone told him that it is on its way within a week and then he booked one after 5 days!
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