Car reviews - Hyundai - Elantra - GL sedan
6 Jul 2001
THIS is not an all-new car from Hyundai. It is a new generation of the old Lantra finally using the export name found across the world - Elantra. The external appearance has changed dramatically with a sleeker, more angular appearance and greater dimensions in all areas. The mechanical package has come in for an upgrade with both the 1.8-litre and 2.0-litre engines increased in power, torque and fuel economy, while down in emissions and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). The manual gearshift has an improved shift action while the optional automatic transmission gets adaptive fuzzy logic control for better performance. Safety has gone up a notch with body strengthening and a driver airbag and front seatbelt pretensioners/load limiters standard all models ABS brakes and a passenger airbag are optional.
Did you know?A new retractable pair of cupholders is now included in the rear bench seat above the floor tunnel of GLS models
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