Thursday, December 06, 2007

One-Of-A-Kind Hyundais To Make West Coast Appearance At San Diego International Auto Show

One-Of-A-Kind Hyundais To Make West Coast Apperance At San Diego International Auto Show

SAN DIEGO, Calif., 12/03/2007 Exciting, modified versions of the award-winning Hyundai Elantra and Accent will make their public debuts at the San Diego International Auto Show that runs from December 26 - 30 at the San Diego Convention Center. In addition, the Sporty Coupe Concept Veloster will make its first San Diego appearance as well, giving attendees a glimpse of Hyundai's future design direction. Hyundai also will display its full lineup of vehicles including production versions of the all-new Veracruz and popular U.S.-built Sonata and Santa Fe models.

Hyundai unveiled the Veloster Sporty Coupe Concept at the Los Angeles International Auto Show last month. Styled at Hyundai's Design and Technical Center at Namyang, Korea the Veloster coupe is the third in a series of daring concept cars conceived at the company's central styling studio.

The Veloster name, a compound of velocity and roadster, evokes the sporty characteristics of a classic 2+2. A panoramic glass roof and other futuristic styling cues help project a high-tech image.

Hyundai's goal was to design a radically new car for Gen-Y, catering to the tastes of the first-time, 20-something buyer. This sporty coupe combines simple, iconic design with good value and robust construction - an ideal combination for today's young consumers.

Veloster Sporty Coup Concept


Length 161.4 inches
Width 70.5 inches
Height 57.1 inches
Wheelbase 102.4 inches
Tires 245/35 R 20
Powertrain FWD 2.0-liter DOHC Theta inline 4-cylinder
5-speed automatic

In addition to the Veloster Concept, the "Urban Assault Vehicle" Accent by Ernie Manansala and INCUS "Hyundai Innovative Customization" Elantra which recently made world debuts at the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association's (SEMA) show in Las Vegas are making second appearances at the San Diego International Auto Show.

Ernie Manansala - Urban Assault Vehicle Accent

The Ernie Manansala "Urban Assault Vehicle" Accent three-door is the ultimate in budget-friendly, low-weight tuner vehicles. The Accent's custom high-end performance wide body kit is visually stunning with its red-on-black paint scheme. Momo racing seats accentuate the potent mixture of energy and speed.

INCUS - Hyundai Innovative Customization Elantra

Hyundai has been expanding its aftermarket offerings, which include both aesthetic and performance equipment, that provide owners the tools to customize their vehicles easily and affordably. Decked out with original Hyundai aftermarket accessories, the "Hyundai Innovative Customization" Elantra was crafted by sister parts company INCUS. This vehicle features concept INCUS parts, including a body kit, 17-inch forged alloy wheels, custom mesh grille, suspension and dual exhaust.

Also on display is the 2008 Veracruz which now has an all-new navigation system, designed for Hyundai by LG, one of the world's leading electronics manufacturers. In addition, the Limited model has added several high-demand features to its long list of standard equipment including: memory setting for the power driver seat, exterior mirrors and steering wheel, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, adjustable gas and brake pedals, proximity key with immobilizer, rain-sensing wipers, 115-volt power outlets and lighted door scuff plates.

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 770 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.

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