After the release of its model Hyundai Assent, the automaker has introduced to the public its latest product - the new generation of car Hyundai Elantra, which in South Korea is known as the Hyundai Avante. A new car was represented at Motor Show 2010 in Busan.
Developers of the car relate it to the class of four-door coupe. The shape and appearance of the car has become so streamlined and rapid that it seems like this car is ready to dart away any moment.
Due to the long wheelbase the model has extremely spacious interior: the interior of the Avante / Elantra 2011 surpasses even the capacious Chevrolet Cruze. There is enough space for feet of the driver and front passenger, while in the 2nd row of seats this space is much smaller. If to talk about ceiling height of the rear we can admit that sedan Hyundai inferior to some competitors: gracefully decaying roof line ... Anyway, five adults with a lot of luggage can be arranged there without any narrowness.
In decoration and interior trim new Avante / Elantra is really great. It has nice textureof finishing materials. Buttons and switches on-board systems are clearly not a "budget" version. Design of the front panel and center console continues the theme of Fluidic Sculpture: Stylish ergonomics. The driver's seat is regulated not only longitudinally, but also in height.
However, the changes have affected not only appearance of the car. The new Hyundai Elantra is FWD car with a gasoline engine of 1.6 liters and direct injection GDI. It has six-speed gearbox. The four-cylinder engine rated at 140 horsepower provides 10% of savings in fuel consumption (in comparison with the previous modification).
The main disadvantage of Hyundai Avante is insufficient level of sound insulation. Because of this parameter the car falls behind its competitors. For example, in such machines-competitors like Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra and Toyota Prius that figure has better index.
But in general, Hyundai Avante is a worthy representative of its class. It has a proper level of such indicators as the appearance, safety, capacity, efficiency.