Hyundai presents new Elantra (Avante) in South Korea –

Hyundai is on a roll these days, and just a week after it revealed the new Accent/Verna compact sedan at the Beijing Motor Show, the South Korean carmaker revealed the Elantra (or Avante, as it is know in Asia) at the Busan Motor Show in its native country.

As you can see above, the new Elantra sports the same fluidic design language, as seen on the bigger Sonata and on the smaller Accent. Thankfully the increased dimensions of the Elantra make it sport more attractive looks than its smaller brother.

In terms of engines, a new 1.6-liter direct injection inline-four cylinder unit will be available at launch, capable of 138 HP and 123 lb-ft of torque. The unit will be coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission, resulting in an improved fuel average by 10%.

The new Hyundai Elantra/Avante is set to go on sale in the carmaker’s native South Korea later this year. Expect it to reach other territories like North America or Europe around the beginning of 2011.

Source: Hyundai

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