Hyundai’s product onslaught is scheduled to continue with two new or redesigned models that will be launched by January 2012. Following the recent Hyundai Veloster that made its debut at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai plans to introduce a two-door coupe version of the Elantra this spring.
Following the Elantra, hyundai plans on introducing the redesigned Azera larges sedan in January 2012. The 2012 Hyundai Azera will be powered by a 3.3L V6 gasoline engine making 260-hp and will be more fuel-efficient than the current model.
Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai’s U.S. sales boss, said that the 2012 Azera will have the potential to sell between 18,000 to 20,000 units annually in the United States, which is a big leap from the model’s current volume.
Refresher: Power for the 2011 Hyundai Elantra comes from a 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 start at $14,830 and top out at $21,980.
2011 Hyundai Elantra:
– By: Omar Rana
Source: Automotive News