The Hyundai Elantra
(), or Hyundai Avante
(현대 아반떼) in South Korea
, is a compact car
of South Korea
launched in October 1990 for the 1991 model year, and now in its fifth generation.
The Elantra was formerly marketed as the Lantra
and some European
markets. In Australia, this was due to the similarly named Mitsubishi Magna Elante
model. This gave rise to disagreement from other motor manufacturers, and the name was standardized as "Elantra" worldwide in 2001 (with the exception being Korea and Malaysia still selling under the name "Avante").
First generation (J1; 1990–1995)
Launched in 1990 , the Elantra (codename J1
) received a mid-term facelift in 1993.
The Elantra was powered by a Mitsubishi
-designed 1.6 L (1596 cc) straight-4
This DOHC 16-valve
1.6 L unit produced 113 hp (84 kW) at 6000 rpm and could push the Elantra to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 9.5 seconds. The quarter-mile (0.4 km) run took 17.1 seconds and produced 80 mph (129 km/h). Top speed was 116 mph (187 km/h). The Elantra got 22 mpg(10.7 L/100 km) in the city cycle. Starting in 1993 there was also a Mitsubishi-designed 1.8 L (1836 cc) straight-4 engine
available the 1.8L unit that produced 124 hp (99 kW) at 6000... Read More