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The Hyundai Elantra GT Is The VW Golf Competitor You Keep Forgetting

Commuter cars are supposed to be affordable, reliable, and practical. That makes the default choice the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla. Those are fine machines, but what if you desired something a little more "premium" and with some Euro flair. If so, there is a nice Korean hatchback that is worth a drive. » 7/22/14 11:47am 7/22/14 11:47am

My Dinner With Hyundai Product People

This past week, Hyundai brought me and a bunch of other auto journalists to a fancy, wood-slathered resort in San Diego to show off some of the new cars they've been building like the Veloster Turbo. As you'd expect, they did lots of feeding of us hungry, hungry writers. I took advantage of the opportunity with the… » 6/29/12 2:00pm 6/29/12 2:00pm

How The New Hyundai Elantra Intends To "Save The Asterisks"

Automakers often build limited edition asterisk-festooned fuel economy models so they can claim eco-leadership in advertising. Hyundai's just going to make every 2011 Elantra capable of 40 MPG on the highway. Save the asterisks, save the world? Apparently. In fact, Hyundai wants to highlight the marketing B.S. by… » 12/02/10 10:15am 12/02/10 10:15am

2009 Hyundai Elantra Hybrid Brings Smug to Seoul

Hyundai, the Korean company out to take over the auto industry, has announced they will be releasing a hybrid version of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra, expected to be on sale by July 2009. What's more impressive, this mild hybrid will be the first vehicle to utilize lithium polymer batteries. Supplied by LG, these… » 7/08/08 1:00pm 7/08/08 1:00pm

2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Spied Prowling Florida For Sexy…

One of our camera-bearing readers managed to snap some photos of a pre-production 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring making its way down I-75 in Florida. Compared to the Elantra Touring concept version we saw at Chicago, this one seems to have exchanged the orange rectangular indicator on the quarter panel for a clear oval.… » 6/18/08 4:40pm 6/18/08 4:40pm

2009 Hyundai Elantra Sedan To Debut At Auto China

The 2009 Hyundai Elantra sedan is the next step in Hyundai's product blitz and it's set to debut next week at Auto China. The new Elantra maintains the design language of the rest of the cars in the lineup that aren't the Genesis. That means an evolution of the front end treatment to something more resembling a late… » 4/10/08 4:07pm 4/10/08 4:07pm

2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Breaks Cover, Again

In case you haven't gotten enough of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring that debuted in Canada, or the slightly disguised one at last year's SEMA in Vegas, we've got the full skinny here. If you don't think they're aiming at the Mazda3 five-door just put your hand in front of the front quarter of the car and see what we… » 2/03/08 12:01am 2/03/08 12:01am

2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Bows In Montreal, SEMA Version Far More…

We saw a sneak preview of sorts for the Hyundai Elantra Touring with the Beach Cruiser Concept at SEMA, and again in hastily taken amateur spy video in November. But this time the utility hauler is the real deal and everyone can have a gander. Contrary to the SEMA version, it does not have massive chrome wheels,… » 1/23/08 11:15am 1/23/08 11:15am

Pre-Production Hyundai Elantra Touring, Brought to You By Some Guy





Lest we assume the car-indifferent public is on the same wavelength as us mech-heads when it comes to prototypical test vehicles, remember this. One man's disguise to thwart corporate espionage is another's weird add-on from Pep Boys. The A-shirted pundit above apparently spent some time between shifts at the… » 11/10/07 4:54am 11/10/07 4:54am