Posted on 23. Mar, 2012 by in Hyundai Canada

Elantra, a 2012 North American Car of a Year and one of a hottest offered cars in a country, will continue a record environment gait with changes for a 2013 indication year. On sale now, a 2013 Elantra GLS and Limited lineups will serve pleasure shoppers with new customary and discretionary equipment.

The 2013 Elantra GLS M/T now comes with a same spin of apparatus as a 2012 Elantra GLS M/T with Comfort Package. For shoppers, this means a Elantra GLS M/T now comes customary with air-conditioning, 16- contra 15-inch wheels, journey control, telescopic steering circle and solar potion with windshield shade band. Heated front seats are also now enclosed on a high volume GLS A/T Preferred Package.

Elantra Limited adds a customary energy driver’s chair with energy lumbar support and an accessible Dual Automatic Temperature Control with Clean Air Ionizer and Auto Defog System as partial of a Limited Technology Package.


  • The GLS M/T bottom indication has been upgraded to embody atmosphere conditioning, journey control, 16-inch steel wheels, telescopic steering circle and solar potion with windshield shade rope (2012MY M/T Comfort Package)
  • Heated front seats have been combined to a GLS A/T Preferred Package
  • Power motorist chair with lumbar support has been combined as a customary underline to a Limited trim
  • Dual involuntary heat control has been combined to a Limited Technology Package
  • Atlantic Blue has been combined a tone palette

Elantra continues to broach an EPA approved 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, producing a highway-only pushing operation of adult to 500 miles. Entering a third indication year of sales, no other aspirant has nonetheless to offer 40 mpg highway customary for all trim levels. Led by Elantra, sales of Hyundai 40 mpg models (Accent, Veloster, Elantra, Sonata Hybrid) have done Hyundai series one in fuel economy and CO2 emissions in America by commanding a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy rankings for a 2010 indication year, violence out normal leaders Honda and Toyota. No automaker scored aloft than Hyundai. This is a second time Hyundai has led in both categories, carrying achieved this eminence formerly for a 2008 indication year.

The EPA 2011 Light-Duty Automotive Technology and Fuel Economy Trends Report identified Hyundai as a tip 2010 code with an practiced fuel economy rating of 27.0 miles per gallon. In serve to being named a many fuel fit brand, Hyundai also had a lowest fleet-wide practiced combination CO2 emissions opening (329 g/mi) for a 2010 indication year.

The EPA 2011 Trends Report also indicates that rough 2011 indication year values advise that Hyundai will say a fuel economy leadership. Forecasts uncover that Hyundai will grasp an practiced fuel economy rating of 27.5 miles per gallon in a 2011 indication year.

Fuel economy is a primary reason for purchasing a new automobile in a compress segment, generally with gas prices surpassing $4 per gallon in many areas of a U.S. Due to rising fuel costs, some-more than 60 percent of compress automobile buyers are downsizing for softened fuel potency with many of these buyers selecting rarely delighted vehicles.

Elantra also leads a shred in residual value carrying won a ALG Residual Value Award in a Compact Car shred for a second year in a row.


Elantra exemplifies Hyundai’s romantic “Fluidic Sculpture” pattern principles. “Fluidic Sculpture” considers a interplay of breeze with firm surfaces to emanate a apparition of consistent motion. Elantra is an expansion of a pattern qualities found in Sonata.

Along Elantra’s sides are Sonata’s issuing lines, with a serve of a clever undercut underline line starting during a front door. These lines, along with robust circle arches and a neat roofline, emanate a noted and atmospheric package. Flowing lines also lead to an aerodynamic body. The drag fellow for a Elantra is an unusually low 0.28 that compares agreeably to a Chevrolet Volt (0.29).

Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille and minute swept-back headlights give Elantra a compress jaunty face. The noisy position is complimented by 16- or 17-inch wheels and jaunty proportions. Available haze lights and side mirrors with integrated spin signals finish a graphic design. Elantra was designed during Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, Calif.

Under a hood, a Elantra is powered by an all-new 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque (145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque for Elantra PZEV). Thanks to modernized purify engine technology, many Elantras sole in California, Oregon and several Northeast states are approved as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) by a EPA. The PZEV Elantra is as purify as many hybrid electric vehicles. The PZEV Elantra helps Hyundai accommodate a environmental commitments. Outside of these “green” states, a Elantra is accessible as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV).

Key Engine Components

  • Aluminum retard and head
  • Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)
  • Variable Induction System (VIS)
  • Roller pitch arm and Hydraulic Lash Adjusters (HLA)
  • Electronic stifle control
  • Offset crankshaft

The Nu engine facilities an aluminum retard with a expel iron cylinder liner, cylinder conduct and crank. The 1.8-liter Nu also offers Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT) camshafts and hydraulic engine mounts for best power, potency and refinement. Using CVVT on both camshafts has several advantages when compared with regulating it usually on a intake camshaft including, a twin percent alleviation in opening (increased volumetric efficiency), twin percent alleviation in fuel economy (reduced pumping loss) and a 30 percent rebate in hydrocarbon emissions. In a valvetrain, drum pitch arms and hydraulic lash adjusters revoke valve driven attrition to urge fuel economy one percent compared with proceed valve driving. The Nu engine also facilities a maintenance-free wordless timing sequence complement to raise continuance and urge Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH).

The focus of a cosmetic two-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) contra aluminum, enables switching between prolonged and brief intake manifolds, ensuing in a 4 percent alleviation in performance, a 15 percent rebate in cost and a 30 percent rebate in weight.

Another apparatus Hyundai engineers have incorporated into Elantra is an electronic stifle control. The electronic stifle control replaces a required wire and involuntary linkage with quick responding electronics. This complement accurately controls atmosphere intake and engine torque, improving drivability, response and fuel economy.

The Nu four-cylinder engine also has an equivalent crankshaft pattern that reduces attrition between a piston and cylinder wall for a one percent alleviation in fuel economy.


Note: ULEV customary engines shown for all models

The 2012 Elantra can be versed with a six-speed primer (M6CF3-1) or involuntary (A6GF1) transaxle with SHIFTRONIC primer control. This delivery corresponding to a 1.8-liter Nu engine helps Elantra broach softened fuel efficiency.

Elantra’s six-speed primer delivery is also all-new and provides frail shifts and serve optimizes engine performance. These frail shifts are pleasantness of triple-cone synchronizers for initial and second gears, double-cone for third rigging and single-cone for fourth, fifth and sixth gears.

Elantra is a “class above” when it comes to interior room, in comparison to a new Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. In fact, a Elantra is so ample a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies it as a mid-size car, not a compress automobile like Civic and Corolla.
Elantra’s sum interior volume of 110.4 cubic feet beats a 2012 Honda Civic sedan, 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012 Ford Focus and 2012 Toyota Corolla. Surprisingly, it even surpasses a Acura TSX (108.5 cu. ft.), Nissan Maxima (110.0 cu. ft), and VW CC (106.8 cu. ft.) in sum interior volume. Ultimately, a prolonged wheelbase allows for compress automobile potency with mid-size automobile comfort. An instance of this is found in a prolonged chair track, delivering best-in-class front chair legroom. Elantra’s case volume during 14.8 cubic feet also beats Civic and Corolla.


Note: ULEV customary engines shown for all models

The Elantra is propitious with a McPherson strut front suspension, with curl springs and gas startle absorbers. The back cessation is a light weight joined torsion lamp back cessation for extended steering fortitude and monotube startle absorbers for float comfort. A 23.0 mm hole front stabilizer bar helps revoke physique hurl when cornering.

All Elantras have column-mounted, motor-driven electric energy steering that adjusts now to changing pushing conditions while improving fuel economy over a required steering system. A quick-ratio steering shelve is used for frail feel on turn-in. Elantra’s branch hole of 34.8 feet is softened than Corolla’s during 35.4 feet.

Elantra leads all of a competitors in weight potency and power-to-weight ratio.


Elantra’s widespread use of high-strength steel provides increasing physique rigidity during a reduce physique weight. High-strength steel allows a cessation to work optimally. At 2,701 pounds, a involuntary delivery Elantra GLS is lighter than a competitors, while charity some-more interior room than Focus, Cruze, Civic and Corolla. This weight fit unibody pattern allows for Elantra to grasp an estimated 40 mpg EPA highway rating, though a need for a special eco model.


Inside a Elantra, business will find Hyundai’s imagination in interior packaging, lighting, leading-edge pattern and craftsmanship. This proceed is manifest in a clarity of a instruments and a lean and telescopic steering wheel. The seats are done of lightweight, environmentally accessible foam. Heated seats are accessible in a front and a rear, a shred first. Not usually does Elantra have mixed storage areas, though it delivers useable storage capacity.


The 2013 Elantra GLS has a two-tone interior with a choice of possibly gray or beige. The Limited trim adds a monotone black interior. All Elantras have cloth-like post trim done of sinewy hankie and volcanic stone for a reward demeanour and feel.

Elantra is accessible with twin audio systems. Standard is a 172-watt AM/FM/Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio complement with six-speakers and iPod®/USB/auxiliary submit jacks. A 360-watt complement with outmost amplifier is optional.

Touch-screen navigation is accessible on GLS and Limited trims and includes a high-resolution 7.0-inch shade and voice-activation by headliner-mounted microphone. The sound complement plays compress discs, accesses digital song files around Bluetooth streaming audio or allows motorist and newcomer to entrance their personal listening inclination by a iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams song from name mobile phones to a conduct unit. The SiriusXM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into a navigation section and facilities channel logos, real-time NavTraffic and XM Data services, such as NavWeather®, Stock Ticker and Sports Ticker. The complement also integrates a rear-view camera, that can't be found on a Honda Civic or Mazda 3. Users can even upload personal cinema from a USB rather than a CD to be displayed on a system’s home screen.

Elantra owners can also get reward features, such as a vicinity pivotal with lift symbol start and immobilizer, energy sunroof, one hold driver’s window and leather seating surfaces. This modern, worldly interior is also wheeze quiet.


Note: Based on inner tests
Elantra has Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) to optimally manages ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and a Motor-Driven electric Power Steering (MDPS).

VSM works to control twin effects. The initial is when a motorist accelerates or brakes on a split-mu aspect (slippery on one side, dry cement on a other) and a car wants to lift in one direction. VSM detects this condition and sends a vigilance to a MDPS to request steering assist. VSM counters a lift and automatically provides 8 Newton meters of opposite steering. VSM reacts a same approach during remarkable line changes or quick cornering.

Elantra facilities 6 airbags—including twin front, front seat-mounted side-impact, and front and back side screen airbags.

The Elantra also facilities a state-of-the-art braking package. The package includes four-wheel front brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist, that provides limit braking force when a panic stop is detected. Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) automatically adjusts a braking force to front and back axles formed on car loading conditions. This package delivers shorter braking distances from 60 miles per hour than Corolla and Mazda 3. Elantra engineers even looked during something as elementary as a parking brake, with a back parking stop caliper for weight reduction.

In terms of pacifist safety, a Elantra has clever unibody construction, along with front and back press zones, and a back doors have inner twin beams distinct some of a competitors.

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