Car reviews - Hyundai - Elantra - GL sedan
5 Jul 2001
ELANTRA continues with all-independent suspension with MacPherson struts up front and a multi-link design at the rear. The rear configuration has, however, been redesigned and retuned, and gas dampers fitted to each corner with new offset coil springs and stabiliser bars front and rear. Spring and damper rates are firmer, while the road wheels are also now up to 15-inch and shod with wider tyres. Up front, the suspension mounts off a new front-end cradle frame and has redesigned A-shaped lower control arms. The redesigned multi-link rear layout features new rod-type quad lateral links now pivoting from the car's centreline off a new bolt-on rear cross-member. The links are longer than before, adjustable on the rearmost links and designed to better control rear wheel geometry through wheel travel.
Did you know?The XD Elantra was launched in Australia in October 2000, marking the first time the name was used in this country
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