Thursday, October 12, 2006

New 2007 Hyundai Elantra Pricing Announced

New 2007 Hyundai Elantra Pricing Announced

Offers New Levels of Safety, Interior Space, Content and Unbeatable Value

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 9 -- Hyundai Motor America has announced pricing for the all-new 2007 Elantra. Arriving at dealerships this month with a new lower starting price of $13,995 (including freight charges), Elantra brings more refinement, safety and class-leading interior space to the compact car segment.
2007 Hyundai Elantra Manufacturer Suggested Retail Pricing
Elantra GLS2.0L CVVT5-Speed M/T$13,395
Elantra GLS2.0L CVVT4-Speed A/T$14,395
Elantra GLS2.0L CVVT PZEV*4-Speed A/T$14,395
Elantra SE2.0L CVVT5-Speed M/T$15,695
Elantra SE2.0L CVVT4-Speed A/T$16,695
Elantra SE2.0L CVVT PZEV*4-Speed A/T$16,695
Elantra Limited2.0L CVVT5-Speed M/T$16,695
Elantra Limited2.0L CVVT4-Speed A/T$17,695
Elantra Limited2.0L CVVT PZEV*4-Speed A/T$17,695
Plus $600 freight charge
* PZEV models available only in CA, NY, MA, VT and ME
2007 Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra GLS A/T with Preferred Package, the heart of the new Elantra lineup, offers equipment not available in a comparable Toyota Corolla LE -- fully independent suspension, 4-wheel disc brakes, active front head restraints, iPod auxiliary input jack, and fog lights -- all at a price that is $1,585 under the Corolla. "The all-new Elantra delivers more interior space than Civic or Corolla -- even more space than Acura TL -- and a level of ride and handling refinement that's both agile and comfortable," said John Krafcik, vice president, Product Development and Strategic Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "Add in great standard safety features like six airbags, anti-lock brakes and active front head restraints and our assertive new design, and it's clear that Elantra offers unbeatable value"


  • Roof mounted side curtain airbags
  • ABS with Electronic Brake force Distribution
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Active front head restraints
  • Adjustable head restraints for all seating positions
  • Rear center armrest with cupholders
  • Trunk open feature on keyless entry
  • Motor driven power steering
  • Increased storage (dash storage, console storage and purse hook)
All Elantra models are equipped with unsurpassed standard safety technologies, including a total of six airbags, active front head restraints, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and 4-wheel disc brakes. Side-impact airbags are expensive options on competitors such as Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus, and are not available on the Chevrolet Cobalt. Side curtain air protection is optional on Corolla and Cobalt and still not available on Focus. Four-wheel disc brakes are a key leadership feature for the segment, as traditional rear drum brakes are still found on the 2007 Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cobalt.
2007 Hyundai Elantra

Elantra is available in three distinctive trim levels -- GLS, SE and Limited.

Elantra GLS -- The Perfect Compact Car

In keeping with Hyundai's high-value approach to standard equipment, the Elantra GLS has a remarkable array of desirable features. The Elantra delivers standard safety technologies unsurpassed in its segment, with six airbags, ABS with EBD, 4-wheel disc brakes, active front head restraints, and adjustable head restraints for all seating positions. A partial list of other standard features includes: power windows, power heated mirrors, power door locks, remote keyless entry with alarm and trunk open, rear center armrest with cupholders, variable intermittent windshield wipers, multiple storage areas, 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, tachometer, tinted windows, two 12-V outlets and tilt steering wheel. The Preferred Package includes air conditioning, 172-watt AM/FM/CD audio system with tweeters and auxiliary input jack, windshield shade band, fog lights, cruise control and dual front illuminated vanity mirrors. A power sunroof can also be ordered with the Preferred Package.

Elantra SE -- Adding A Sporty Flavor

The sport-oriented SE adds all the equipment in the GLS Preferred Package plus a telescoping leather steering wheel with audio controls that features seek, volume, and mode functions, leather shift knob, 16-inch alloy wheels with P205/55HR16 tires, and trip computer. The only option is a Premium Package that includes power sunroof and heated front seats. In addition to the available gray and beige two-tone, the SE is also available in a sporty and exclusive monotone black interior.

Elantra Limited -- Luxury Meets Value

The Limited trim takes the Elantra upscale with leather seating surfaces, leather door panel inserts, leather armrest and heated front seats. On the outside, Limited comes standard with chrome rear garnish and Limited badging. A Sun and Sound package is available that combines a power sunroof and a 220-watt premium audio system featuring AM/FM/6-CD changer/MP3 with auxiliary input jack and an external amplifier.


The all-new Hyundai Elantra lineup is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty(TM). Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection, 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage. In addition, Elantra buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance coverage at no extra charge for five years (no mileage limit), which includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses. There is no deductible on any of these coverages. Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif. is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced by more than 725 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.
2007 Hyundai Elantra

2007 Hyundai Elantra – Technical Specifications

5-speed manual28 mpg36 mpg
4-speed automatic28 mpg36 mpg
Gear ratios
5-speed manual4-speed automatic
Final drive4.19:13.85:1
TypeDOHC CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Timing)
MaterialsCast iron block/aluminum cylinder heads
Bore x stroke82.0 x 93.5 mm
Displacement2.0 liters / 1,975 cc
Compression Ratio10.1:1
Horsepower138 @ 6,000 rpm (ULEV)
132 @ 6,000 rpm (SULEV)
Torque136 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm (ULEV)
133 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm (SULEV)
Valves per cylinder4
FrontIndependent, MacPherson struts with coil springs, gas shock absorbers and 23 mm stabilizer bar
RearIndependent, multi-link, gas shock absorbers and 17 mm stabilizer bar
Front10.8-inch ventilated disc
Rear10.3-inch solid disc
ABS4-channel, 4-sensor with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
TiresGLS: P195/65T15, compact spare
SE & LIMITED: P205/55HR16, compact spare
WheelsSE: 15-inch steel wheel with full wheel cover
Limited: 16-inch 5-spoke alloy, Euroflange (Std. SE & Limited)
TypePower-assisted rack-and-pinion, motor driven
Overall ratio15.37:1
Turns3.13 (lock to lock)
Turning circle33.9 feet (curb to curb)
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS (in inches unless otherwise noted)
Overall length177.4
Overall width 69.9
Overall height58.3
Track, front / rear(15-in. wheel) 60.7 / 60.7
(16-in. wheel) 60.2 / 60.1
Minimum Ground Clearance149 mm / 5.9
Head room
Leg room
Shoulder room
Hip room
EPA Volume (cubic feet)
Passenger Volume97.9
Total Interior Volume112.1
Cargo (trunk)14.2
Fuel14.0 gallons
Oil4.2 quarts
Coolant 7.0 quarts
Towing (w/ trailer brakes)1,500 pounds
Towing (w/ out trailer brakes)750 pounds
5-speed manual2,723 to 2,751 pounds
4-speed automatic2,747 to 2,895 pounds

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Hyundai Azera and Tucson Names Best-in-Segment in Strategic Vision 2006 Total Value Awards

Hyundai Azera and Tucson Names Best-in-Segment in Strategic Vision 2006 Total Value Awards

Fountain Valley, Calif. (October 10, 2006) - The Hyundai Azera and Hyundai Tucson were each named winners in the Strategic Vision 2006 Total Value Awards. Survey results placed the Azera atop the large car segment, and Tucson in a tie (with the Saturn Vue) for the top spot in the small sport utility vehicle segment. The Strategic Vision poll surveyed more than 64,000 new vehicle buyers after 90 days of ownership. Results from this information spotlight vehicles that give drivers the best economic value paired with the highest emotional satisfaction.
Consumers were asked an array of questions about their ownership experience including buying, owning and driving their new vehicles, as well as questions about their economic expectations of the car. The Hyundai Azera and Tucson outclassed competitor vehicles with a combination of distinct styling, outstanding safety features, and the Hyundai Advantage, America's Best Warranty". "We are proud that the Azera and Tucson lead their segments in balancing economic value with emotional satisfaction," said John Krafcik, vice president of Product Development and Strategic Planning, Hyundai Motor America. "It's quite a feat to provide consumers with the best of both worlds, and the Hyundai model lineup offers the right mix of comfort and convenience features, paired with standard safety technologies and unbeatable value, to appeal to consumers on both an emotional and economic level." Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through 725 dealerships nationwide.