2010 LA Preview: 2011 Hyundai Elantra to get 40 mpg highway

2011 Hyundai Elantra

The 2011 Hyundai Elantra, which will make its world debut in LA later this week, is ready to take on the likes of the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. Hyundai has now dropped a bunch of images and details on the North American version of the Elantra, which we’ve seen so far in its Korean form as the Hyundai Avante.

The exterior of the 2011 Elantra has been completely redesigned (with more design cues from the 2011 Sonata) and the interior has been completely updated with a navigation system (depending on which trim-level you buy) and rear-seat cup holders.

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Power for the 2011 Hyundai Elantra comes from a new 1.8L inline 4-cylinder engine that makes 148-hp (10 more horsepower than outgoing model) and 131 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, The Elantra returns an EPA rated 28/40 mpg (city/highway). The 40 mpg highway rating is 5 more mpgs than the outgoing Elantra model.

Prices and other details on the 2011 Hyundai Elantra will be released closer to launch date. Sales begin early 2011.

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– By: Omar Rana