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Small Car Comparison : Toyota Corolla v Mazda 3 v Holden Cruze v Hyundai Elantra

Small sedans are generally not quite as popular as small hatchbacks in Australia. The newly released Toyota Corolla sedan is expected to snare only a 20 per cent share of the nameplate’s sales this year, while the Hyundai Elantra is outsold by its i30 sibling five-to-one...

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2014 Hyundai Elantra Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Hyundai Elantra Review

Exterior changes to the 2014 Hyundai Elantra range are as limited as the suspension modifications are extensive. A first facelift for the fifth-generation small sedan from South Korea, which is now three years old, the ‘Series II’ Hyundai Elantra on the outside only gets new square bezels for its headlights, a revised bumper and darkened tail-lights...

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$20,990 to $30,190

Hyundai Elantra Australia retuning program: behind the scenes

Hyundai Elantra Australia retuning program: behind the scenes

To the eyes of those driving on Sydney's upper north shore, the dark blue Hyundai Elantra with the number plates BU-31-YC appears just like any other cookie-cutter small sedan doing the suburban rounds. This middle-grade Hyundai Elantra Elite drives through the same 40km/h school zones, and passes the same groomed golf club and multiple traffic lights as thousands of other cars around Gordon, New South Wales...


2014 Hyundai Elantra: facelift here January, gets overhauled Australian suspension
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2014 Hyundai Elantra: facelift here January, gets overhauled Australian suspension

The 2014 Hyundai Elantra will arrive in January with a significantly different suspension set-up tuned by Australian engineers. Exterior modifications to the small sedan are limited to new alloy wheels, redesigned headlight bezels with ‘blade’ LED lighting as recently introduced in the ix35, and tail-lights with black surrounds...


Hyundai Elantra: facelifted sedan unveiled in Korea
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Hyundai Elantra: facelifted sedan unveiled in Korea

The facelifted Hyundai Elantra has been officially unveiled in Korea, revealing a refreshed design and new features. Teased last week, and badged Avante in its home Korean market, the new 4550mm-long Hyundai Elantra measures 20mm longer than the previous model, while still riding on the same 2700mm wheelbase...


Hyundai Elantra facelift teased: here this year
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Hyundai Elantra facelift teased: here this year

The facelifted Hyundai Elantra has been teased ahead of its expected arrival in Australia later this year. First seen on Hyundai's Korean website – a market where the Elantra is badged Avante – the two teaser images reveal minor tweaks to the front end, tail-lights and wheels...


2013 Hyundai Elantra Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2013 Hyundai Elantra Review

The Hyundai Elantra is another one of those small cars that is more mid-size when it comes to interior space and luggage capacity. Launched in Australia in June 2011, the fifth-generation Hyundai Elantra is the Korean carmaker’s sedan entrant in the high-volume and highly competitive small car ring that includes heavyweights such as the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Holden Cruze and even the Volkswagen Jetta...

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$20,590 to $28,990

Hyundai Elantra Coupe unveiled
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Hyundai Elantra Coupe unveiled

The Hyundai Elantra Coupe has just been unveiled at the Chicago motorshow sporting a 1.8-litre naturally aspirated engine (110kW of power and 177Nm of torque) with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The two-door sport coupe is yet another sign that the world’s fifth-largest automaker is looking to expand its appeal amongst younger and enthusiast buyers...


Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque named 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year
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Hyundai Elantra, Range Rover Evoque named 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year

The Hyundai Elantra has been named the 2012 North American Car of the Year and the Range Rover Evoque has taken the prize for the 2012 North American Truck (SUV) of the Year. The winners were confirmed at the Detroit motor show after they polled the highest number of votes from a group of 50 motoring journalists from the US and Canada...


Hyundai Elantra Coupe confirmed for 2012 Chicago Auto Show in February
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Hyundai Elantra Coupe confirmed for 2012 Chicago Auto Show in February

Hyundai will unveil a two-door coupe version of the Hyundai Elantra at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show in February. From all reports, the new Elantra Coupe retains the sedan’s basic shape while dropping the rear doors and adding a much sportier vibe. The Elantra Coupe is a similar concept to the Kia Cerato Koup: a sporty two-door version of a utilitarian four-door sedan...


Hyundai Elantra Video Review I
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Hyundai Elantra Video Review I

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2012 Hyundai Elantra Review

The all-new Elantra is a huge step up from the previous model. The last car Hyundai launched in Australia was the i45 sedan. At the time, some of the motoring press in Australia said the suspension tune on that car wasn’t up to par for pliant travel on the poorly maintained roads in this country...

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$20,590 to $28,990

2012 Hyundai Elantra ANCAP crash test video
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2012 Hyundai Elantra ANCAP crash test video

Hyundai Australia has released a behind-the-scenes video documenting the crash testing of the new 2012 Hyundai Elantra conducted by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). // The film shows rarely seen footage from within the RTA’s Crashlab facility where ANCAP puts vehicles through their paces to test their safety credentials...


Hyundai Elantra Video Review II
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Hyundai Elantra Video Review II

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Australian launch video

The all-new 2012 Hyundai Elantra has been launched in Australia with its sights set on shaking up the small sedan market. // The Hyundai Elantra will make its first public appearance at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne on Friday. For those of you who can’t make it to the Exhibition Centre, this promotional video gives you a pretty good feel for the redesigned model inside and out...


Hyundai Elantra VNR Video Review
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Hyundai Elantra VNR Video Review

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2011 Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Leaf awarded five-star ANCAP safety ratings
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2011 Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra, Nissan Leaf awarded five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The all-new Ford Focus, Hyundai Elantra and Nissan Leaf have been awarded maximum five-star safety ratings by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) in the latest round of crash testing. The new Ford Focus, which goes on sale in Australia in August, scored 34.17 points out of 37. It achieved a score of 15.04 out of 16 in the offset crash test and 15...


Hyundai Elantra vs small car competitors: US comparison
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Hyundai Elantra vs small car competitors: US comparison

With the Australian launch of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra coming up next week, it’s an interesting time to look at how the vehicle has been received overseas, where it has already been on sale for a number of months. The people at Cars.com, a US-based automotive site, compared the all-new Hyundai Elantra with four of its key competitors: the Chevrolet Cruze, the new Ford Focus, the Honda Civic and the Kia Forte (Cerato in Australia)...


2011 Hyundai Elantra prices and details for Australia
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2011 Hyundai Elantra prices and details for Australia

Hyundai Australia has revealed the prices for the all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra, which will be launched at the Australian International Motor Show on July 1. Prices for the new Elantra will range from $20,590 for the entry-level Active manual to $28,990 for the top-spec Premium automatic. The starting price is $1000 more than the base model Hyundai i30 hatch, although it is equal to the 2...


New Hyundai Elantra confirmed for Australia
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New Hyundai Elantra confirmed for Australia

Hyundai Australia has announced the introduction of four new models before the end of 2011. The very first will be the all-new Hyundai Elantra which is sure to help the world's fastest-growing car company complete its small car line-up...


2011 Hyundai Elantra (Avante) premiered in Busan
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2011 Hyundai Elantra (Avante) premiered in Busan

UPDATED 10:30 May 1 with comment from Hyundai Australia. The 2011 Hyundai Elantra (Avante in overseas markets) has been unveiled at the Busan International Motor Show in South Korea. The show car teams a six-speed automatic transmission with Hyundai’s 1.6-litre Gamma direct-injection four-cylinder engine for 103kW of power and 166Nm of torque...


2011 Hyundai Elantra spy photos
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2011 Hyundai Elantra spy photos

Following yesterday's images of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra aboard a tray top, our spy photographers have today snapped these shots of the car on its own four wheels. The "on ice" images give us a clearer indication of the car's stance and proportions which, according to the photographer, hint at a car with more legroom than the previous model...


2011 Hyundai Elantra spy photos
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2011 Hyundai Elantra spy photos

The new Hyundai Elantra has begun cold weather testing as these photos show. And as we can see the new generation Elantra gets a sleeker design and a coupe like roofline, almost like a smaller version of the recently revealed Hyundai Sonata. From the looks it seems like the wheelbase has grown a little to give the passengers more leg space...


Hyundai Elantra is China
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Hyundai Elantra is China's best selling foreign car

It would appear China is falling in love with Hyundai, as the South Korean brand's Elantra model becomes the country's number-one selling foreign car. In a fast-growing market, Hyundai has seen a rapid rise in China as its product goes from being virtually unknown just seven years ago, to one that has quickly become known for its reputation of "solid value"...


2011 Hyundai Elantra spy pics
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2011 Hyundai Elantra spy pics

Although we were expecting the new Elantra to debut in 2013 new spy pics today substantiate rumours that a 2011 model year is on the way. With a longer wheelbase, estimated at around 2700mm, the new Elantra also features a coupe-like roof line at the rear suggesting a hatch-sedan arrangement similar to the Mazda6 - or perhaps even Skoda Octavia...


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Hyundai announces LPG Hybrid Elantra
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Hyundai announces LPG Hybrid Elantra

What do you do when LPG makes the most sense, yet hybrid is the way to go? Make a Hybrid LPG car of course. Korean manufacturer Hyundai has announced plans to launch a hybrid electric version of the Elantra sedan next year, with or without support from the Korean government...


Hyundai HD Elantra Elite and Elite S recall
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Hyundai HD Elantra Elite and Elite S recall

Hyundai HD Elantra Elite and Elite S recall Make & Model: Hyundai Elantra (Elite and Elite S) Number of vehicles affected: 917 Model years from: Aug 2006 - 2007 Campaign Number: RC0307 VIN Range: KMHDU43DR7U000664 - KMHDU43DR7U269340 What's wrong?: Warning label missing on the spare wheel What should you do?: Contact your nearest Hyundai dealer...


Hyundai Elantra Sedan Body Kit
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Hyundai Elantra Sedan Body Kit

The Lynx deodorant ads don't lie, first impressions die hard. Over a decade after the Hyundai Excels began roaming the streets, it only takes a few hours of driving around any major city to see the countless number of "modified Hyundais". I use the word modified here with caution as the majority of these modded Hyundais simply come with a bigger spoiler, some side skirts, a milo can exhaust and a fake bonnet scoop...


Hyundai Elantra Euro-Hatch i30
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Hyundai Elantra Euro-Hatch i30

Update: Click to read Hyundai i30 Review Hyundai has adopted a European naming convention for all its future models. Following a similar route as many European manufacturers, Hyundai will drop the current naming convention for all future models (at least in Europe)...