Saturday, May 01, 2010

Hyundai Introduces New Elantra at Busan Motor Show

South Korean automaker Hyundai has introduced the new version of Elantra, which is known as Avante in South Korea, at the Busan International Motor Show. The show is held at a relatively unknown port city of the country. It looks a bit strange that the car maker has unveiled a new model in a city that gets very little international coverage.

The new Elantra would feature 1.6-liter gasoline direct-injection Gamma engine. Its six-speed automatic transmission would ensure very good fuel mileage for the users.

Usatoday reported:

Even though it competes in a rather mundane mainstream compact car segment, it will have features like heated rear seats and LED taillights, Hyundai says. The automaker has sold six million Elantra/Avantes worldwide since the model was launched in 1990.

So, you can see that Elantra has already become a very popular model from Hyundai and it is expected that the new model would also follow the footstep of its predecessor. However, Hyundai could have unveiled it at a larger stage.