2014 Hyundai Elantra gets hot new makeover Published - 28/07/2014

Since the first-generation Hyundai Elantra was launched in 1990, the model accumulated global sales exceeding 8,77 million units.

The Elantra has also won a series of coveted awards, including the 2012 North American Car of the Year and 2012 South African Car of the Year awards.

Hyundai Automotive South Africa has launched the enhanced 2014 Elantra - incorporating a refreshed design and improved product features - with the aim to further strengthen this award-winning model's presence in one of the most competitive market segments.

The Hyundai Elantra returns with extensive design upgrades: a host of new features have been added, while maintaining the roominess, warranty and safety that has helped the Elantra to be a winner in its market segment. The present model has now received all-new front and rear exterior designs, along with interior styling upgrades. Interior design elements were modified with the aim of improving usability, reflecting feedback from customers of the previous Elantra model.

The "fluidic sculpture" design language that has first been adopted by Hyundai for its popular ix35 SUV and the flagship Sonata sedan was also used to create the very attractive Elantra. That striking design has now been complemented by several exterior styling refinements.

The facelifted Elantra projects a more stable, balanced look. Combined with the dynamic, high-tech feel to the Elantra, the facelift has resulted in a new, improved model of an already great car. "The Hyundai Elantra was the first Korean car to win the South African Guild of Motoring Journalists Car of the Year Award, and deservedly so.

It is a car with qualities and standard features that makes it a very competent competitor in its segment,” says Stanley Anderson, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa.

“The excellent ergonomics of its interior design, outstanding exterior looks and the roomy cabin and luggage area makes it a perfect compact family sedan. It is also a very rewarding and pleasing car to drive."

Included in the price of the 2014 Elantra is Hyundai's ground-breaking 5 year/150 000 km Warranty, with 5 year/150 000Km Roadside Assistance adding further peace of mind. A 5 year/90 000 km service plan is also part of the standard package. Service intervals are 15 000 km.

The prices of the two Hyundai Elantra derivatives are:

Elantra 1.6 Premium (manual) R247 900

Elantra 1.6 Premium (automatic) R262 900

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