Posts Tagged ‘Elantra’

First Drives: Hyundai Veloster Turbo, Elantra GT and Elantra Coupe

July 17th, 2012 No comments

We Sample Two New Elantras and the Turbocharged Veloster 

     We can use a lot of words to describe Hyundai but lazy isn’t one of them. Their showrooms are filled with one of the freshest lineups in the industry and that’s a big reason they are on track for another record sales year. In fact, it doesn’t seem to matter which metric you choose—fleet fuel efficiency, incentive levels, transaction prices, day supply—Hyundai is in stellar operational shape.  Without a doubt their biggest challenge is meeting demand with the serious production constraints they face. But that hasn’t stopped Hyundai from developing new product and continuing to flesh out their lineup. We recently spent a day with President and CEO John Krafcik as he showed off three new additions to existing model ranges at Michigan International Speedway. Read more…

2012 North American Car of the Year: Hyundai Elantra

January 9th, 2012 No comments

2012 North American Car of the Year: Hyundai Elantra

      One of the most anticipated industry awards is the annual North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. The title is highly coveted by automakers due in no small part to the proprietary nature of the voting by 50 journalists from the United States and Canada. The Hyundai Elantra beat out the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Passat to take the 2012 award even though your humble editors had publicly predicted a Passat victory. Though photos and video of the 2011 Elantra were mistakenly displayed as a Hyundai executive accepted the award, make no mistake that the 2012 Elantra is a car that appears to be deserving of the accolades. Read more…

2003 Hyundai Elantra

May 15th, 2003 No comments

       Every car company has a reputation — like Volkswagen’s for building economy cars and Mercedes-Benz’s for making expensive luxury sedans — but they sometimes stray from the expected. Read more…

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