13 de agosto de 2013

Official: Meet the 2014 Hyundai Elantra, also known as Avante

Last week, Hyundai teased the upcoming 2014 Hyundai Elantra (Avante if you live in South Korea) with just a dark picture of the front and nothing else. Today, we finally are able to see how the car will look like for the South Korean market, with the exception of the interior.

Unfortunately, Hyundai has not added any photos of the interior to the press release, but did describe a few changes. Using the feedback from its costumers, the South Korean car manufacturer moved the center air vents to a higher position. The center armrest was also raised, while they offer for the first time in the Elantra rear seat air vent, 3.5-inch OLED display and ventilation seats.

The redesigned rear and front bumpers made the car 20 millimeters longer, now having 4550mm in total length. The wheelbase remains unchanged, and so does the height and width. Also new is the front grille, fog lights, 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels and the LED lights.

Another new feature is the addition of a diesel 1.6-liter engine that generates 128PS (126bhp or 94kW) and 280Nm (207lb/ft) of torque. This engine when mated to a manual gearbox returns a combined fuel consumption of 5.4l/100km (52.3 UK mpg or 43.6 USA mpg), but if you choose the automatic transmission the values is raised to around 6.2l/100km (45.6 UK mpg or 37.9 USA mpg). This all applies to the South Korean market, so the rest of the world might see a few changes made to the Elantra.

Source: Hyundai