The Hyundai Elantra , otherwise known as the Avante in its home country in South Korea, has been around for quite some time. In fact, it has been 20 years since Hyundai brought the compact sedan to the world. With that span of time, Hyundai showcased its improvement in design execution on its cars — from a rather stale styling to an imposing design language called parametric dynamics. Let's look back at the design evolution of the Hyundai Elantra across two decades, with this infographic courtesy of Budget Direct Car Insurance.
Hyundai Elantra by Model Year & Generation - CarsDirect
The Hyundai Elantra has a long history of being an incredibly well built small car that packs in more features for less coin than many of its rivals. The very first Hyundai rolled on to our shores way back in and since then, Hyundai has been on a consistent upward trajectory. Today it competes with stalwarts like Toyota and Honda for top marks on brand loyalty, initial quality and overall customer satisfaction. The Elantra was introduced in to compete with the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and a host of other compact cars here in North America.
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The Elantra was initially marketed as the Lantra in Australia and some European markets. It was sold in Europe from the spring of It replaced the somewhat larger on the outside Stellar , although that model had not been offered in many markets. The Elantra was powered by a Mitsubishi -designed 1.
The Elantra is a four-door compact sedan and hatchback made by South Korean automaker Hyundai. Now in its sixth generation, the Elantra comes in a variety of trim levels and engine choices; most models are a four-door, five-passenger sedan though the GT is a four-door hatchback model. The wheelbase is the same as the previous generation and the exterior styling transformed into a sleek profile with a low roofline. The Eco version uses a 1. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.