Hyundai has just announced pricing for the 2010 Elantra Touring. Set to go on sale in the third quarter of 2009, the 2010 Elentra Touring will be priced from $15,995 for a very well-equipped entry-level GLS model and will go up to $18,995 for the top-of-the line SE model.
Standard equipment on the 2010 model includes: air conditioning, power windows, heated mirrors, power door locks, remote keyless entry with alarm, four-way adjustable driver’s seat and plenty of storage compartments.
The optional Popular Equipment Package on the GLS adds roof rails, a telescopic steering wheel, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, trip computer, eight-way driver’s seat with lumbar support, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding sunvisors, seatback pockets, retractable cargo cover, fog lights, illuminated ignition and a premium cloth interior with cloth door panel inserts.
We recently received a 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring into the Top Speed test fleet. Starting at only $17,800 this Vivid Blue beauty is easily one of the most stylish Korean cars we have seen in a while. The front end is made up of aggressive curves that create sharp lines that keep your eyes glued to the little five door hatchback. Not only is the body attractive but also tasteful thanks to the vehicle’s design team using just the right amount of chrome trim to dress up the car without making it look gaudy. We especially love the $1,500 Premium Sports Package that includes a set of 17 inch, dual finish rims. In theory it sounds like a very tacky item, but the Elantra is able to pull it off well, quite possibly because of that blue body.
Inside the Elantra, the Premium Package benefits spill over in the form of a power sunroof and heated seats, which is interesting considering that they are still wrapped in cloth. One thing that is impressive about the interior of the Elantra Touring is that despite the vehicle’s rather small footprint it is extremely spacious on the inside. The audio serves up tunes in the form of AM/FM/XM radio with an in dash CD player and a very convenient AUX input for any MP3 storage device that you may own. The trunk offers a hidden shelf underneath the floor and plenty of storage with the back seats up and a whole lot more when they are down.
Fresh off the announcement that their Hyundai Genesis Coupe is set to defend the title of Car of the Year for the Korean automaker after its larger four door sibling, the Genesis Sedan , took home the prize last year. Well, Hyundai Motors recently celebrated yet another milestone in the company’s history.
Last Tuesday, June 23, the Korean-based car manufacturer celebrated its 1 millionth Hyundai in Africa by hosting a rather elaborate and fanciful shipyard ceremony.
While we weren’t necessarily expecting the guys from Hyundai to party like rockstars, this achievement does entitle them to feel like one. After all, releasing 1 million cars in one region is already a cause for celebration, but doing in a place like Africa – which, to be candidly honest, is not on anybody’s list as one of the top car markets in the world, is downright amazing.
Why in the world would we announce the pricing for a car like the Hyundai Elantra Touring ? Because it’s Hyundai’s reward.
Hyundai has been making some steady improvements in its cars, and the Elantra Touring is where this all comes together. This is not an Elantra wagon as the styling may suggest, but a whole new car. It’s called the i30 in Europe, and it also shares many of its components with its corporate sibling, the Kia C’eed . The C’eed is a certified hit in Europe for being a car that competes on more than just price point, so by default, we’re going to give the Elantra Touring a chance. Pricing starts at $18,495 for the 2.0-liter (only one offered) 138 hp hatchback/wagon.
Hyundai will unveil at the Beijing Auto Show (April 20 to 28) the facelift version of the Elantra Sedan.
The Chinese Elantra features a completely restyled front end inspired from the i30 / Elantra Touring models while changes in the rear-end include the new bumper, taillights and the slightly redesigned trunk.
No news about a North American debut at the moment, but will follow soon for sure!
Hyundai unveiled today at the CHicago Auto Show the 2009 Elantra Touring, a sportier, more functional variant of Hyundai’s popular Elantra sedan.
Elantra Touring is powered by the same fuel-efficient 2.0-liter, in line four-cylinder found in the Elantra sedan. This sophisticated 16-valve powerplant employs Dual Overhead Camshafts (DOHC) and Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) for a very broad power band, coupled with high fuel efficiency and low emissions.
The Elantra Touring’s exterior dimensions (176.2 inches long, 69.5 inches wide and 59.8 inches high) make it a great fit in the compact five-door segment, while its long wheelbase (106.3 inches) means that Elantra Touring offers class-leading interior volume.
UPDATE 12/23/2008: Hyundai has just released prices for the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring. Pricing starts at $18,495 for the 2.0-liter (only one offered) 138 hp hatchback/wagon. The price starts to climb when the customer begins to add options with the most expensive model being $19,995 featuring a Premium-Sport package.
Hyundai unveiled at the 2007 SEMA the Incus Elantra, a customized car which include both aesthetic and performance equipment, that gives owners the tools to customize their vehicles easily and affordably.
Hyundai Motor America will show a colorful glimpse of the future when it takes the wraps off the Elantra Touring "Beach Cruiser" Concept at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) on October 30. The custom concept is derived from the all-new five-door Elantra Touring, which arrives in the U.S. in 2008, taking advantage of the strong resurgence in compact hatchbacks.
Hyundai announced company’s all-new five-door compact will be named "Elantra Touring," a model that will reach dealers in the spring of 2008 as a
2009 model year vehicle. The "Touring" name captures this all-new model’s
combination of high-function and fun-to-drive character.