Background and Identification
The Hyundai Elantra (also called the Hyundai Avante in South Korea) is a compact car manufactured by Hyundai, a South Korean automaker, since 1990. The Elantra was initially called the Lantra in Australia and some European markets, but disagreements between Hyundai and other automakers with similarly named vehicles led to the adoption of the name “Elantra” in 2001.
The fourth-generation Hyundai Elantra was released in 2006 for the 2007 model year. The Hyundai Elantra sold under the name Hyundai Avante in its South Korean home market. The fourth-generation Elantra uses a resurrected appearance from the 1960s and 1970s called “coke bottle styling.” All fourth-generation Elantra cars are four-door sedan models with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Engines include 1.6- Gamma and 2.0-liter Beta II gasoline inline-four engines, and a 1.6-liter turbodiesel inline-four engine.
Beijing Hyundai launched a redesigned Elantra called the Elantra YueDong for the Chinese market with an updated exterior and a refreshed 2011 Elantra model. The YueDong model was updated in 2017 and is also known as the Hyundai Celesta.
Hyundai vehicles can be identified by the Hyundai emblem, which depicts an italicized ‘H’ inside of a circle. Elantra models also include the Elantra emblem, which includes the word “Elantra” in capital letters.
Body and Chassis: 4-door sedan
- 1.6 L Alpha I4 (petrol) (China)
- 1.6 L Gamma I4 (petrol)
- 1.8 L Beta II I4 (petrol) (China)
- 2.0 L Beta II I4 (petrol)
- 1.6 L U-Line I4 (turbocharged diesel)
- 5-speed manual
- 4-speed automatic
- Wheelbase: 2,650 mm (104.3 in)
- 4,505 mm (177.4 in)
- 4,542 mm (178.8 in) (Elantra Yuedong)
- Width: 1,775 mm (69.9 in)
- 1,480 mm (58.3 in)
- 1,490 mm (58.7 in) (Elantra Yuedong)