Sunday, May 15, 2011

2011 Hyundai Elantra Review

Hyundai Elantra example of a feeling of "fluidic components Sculpture" design principles. "Fluidic components Sculpture" keep a stiff wind interacting surfaces create the illusion of continuous motion. Hyundai Elantra is the development of the design elements found in the Sonata.

successful sedans in the U.S. market at all is a different silhouette, and the daylight opening (DLO - a designer-term side window) and the Hyundai Elantra is no different. Along the sides of the line's elegant Sonata Elantra has more connotation of the line below the door. These lines and muscular wheel arches and sleek roof line, to create a memorable and a spacious suite. Flowing lines, also leads to an aerodynamic frame. Drag coefficient is a Hyundai Elantra is an exceptionally low level of 0.28 which compares favorably Chevrolet Volt (0.29).

Hyundai signature hexagonal grid headlights swept back and give detailed Hyundai Elantra compact, sporty face. Self-confident attitude is accompanied by 15 -, 16 - or 17-inch alloy wheels and sporty proportions. Available in fog lamps and turn indicators on side mirrors, a totally separate. Hyundai Elantra Hyundai has been designed for North American Design Center in Irvine, California

Engine 40 MPG

Under the hood, the Hyundai Elantra driven by a brand new engine now four-cylinder 1.8-liter with 148 horsepower and 131 lb.-ft. of torque (145 horsepower and 130 lb.-ft. of torque Elantra PZEV). Now the engine has been developed to replace the 2.0-liter Beta engine of the previous generation Hyundai Elantra. It is now smaller, weighs less than 74 pounds and yields an improvement of 18 percent in fuel economy on the road compared to its predecessor. Thank you to clean engine technology advanced, most Hyundai Elantra sold in California, Oregon and in several northern states are certified to Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) by the EPA. The PZEV Elantra is as clean as many hybrid electric vehicles. The Hyundai Elantra PZEV help meet its environmental obligations. Apart from these "green," said Hyundai is also available as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV) Elantra.

Key components of the motor

* Aluminum block and head

* Moment dual variable valve timing (CVVT-D)

* Variable Intake System (VIS)

* Roller arm and Hydraulic Lash adjuster (HLA)

* Electronic speed regulator

* Move the crankshaft

Nu engine has an aluminum block with cast iron liner cylinder head and crankshaft. This unique configuration in a block that is 30 percent lighter than an iron block, shedding over 74 pounds around the engine, while offering comparable strength.

The 1.8-liter twin Naked also features variable valve timing (CVVT-D) cam engine and hydraulic assemblies for energy, optimal efficiency and refinement. Using D-CVVT on both camshafts are several advantages for use only on the intake camshaft. They include a two percent improvement in performance (increased volumetric efficiency), two percent improvement in fuel economy (reduce pumping loss) and a 30 percent reduction in hydrocarbon emissions. In control valves, roller rockers and hydraulic valve clearance adjustment to reduce friction leads to the fuel economy of one percent compared to driving on the direct order. Nu engine also has a system of keeping silent timing chain to improve the sustainability and improved noise vibration and harshness (NVH).

The application of plastic two-stage variable intake (VIS) allows the exchange of long and short intake manifolds, where all the increases in performance. This results in an improvement of four per cent of benefits, 15 per cent reduction in costs and 30 percent lighter than aluminum.

Another tool Hyundai engineers have joined the new generation of Hyundai Elantra is an electronic throttle control. The electronic throttle control replaces the traditional cable and mechanical assembly in the previous generation Hyundai Elantra with electronics for rapid response. This system controls the air inlet with precision and torque, improve handling, response and fuel economy.

Hyundai's first application of double water tube (internal heat exchanger) can be found in the Hyundai Elantra. double water tube improves cabin cooling efficiency, reducing the capacity of the compressor, which further reduces fuel consumption. external controlled variable compressor is also used to improve the fuel efficiency of the compressor against internal variable.

The four-cylinder engine now also has an offset crankshaft design that reduces friction between the piston and the cylinder wall at a one percent improvement in fuel economy.

six-speed gearbox

In 2011 Elantra can be equipped with a six-speed manual (M6CF3-1) or automatic (A6GF1) with manual transaxle SHIFTRONIC. In 2011, Hyundai Elantra is the first small car to the Hyundai lineup in order to receive a six-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai now has its own six-speed automatic in cars small, medium and large FWD. Hyundai is also one of the four global automakers are building their own six-speed automatic gearboxes.

The all-new six-speed automatic transmission is 11 pounds lighter than Hyundai comprehensive five-speed and 17 pounds less than the five-speed automatic transmission in the Honda Civic. It is much simpler, with less than 62 parts, which is a key to increased longevity, lower weight and lower costs. It also has a super flat torque converter, which reduces the overall length of the unit of 0.43 inches, while the lighter 2.6 pounds.

This transmission is mated with 1.8-liter engine will help Hyundai Elantra Nu offers more fuel efficiency - 11 percent more than its closest competitors, and four per cent interest in fuel economy.

2011 Hyundai Elantra six-speed manual transmission is also completely new and offers net changes and optimizes engine performance. These net changes are courtesy of the triple-cone synchronizers for first and second gear, dual cone to the third report, only the cone of gears fourth, fifth and sixth.


The new Hyundai Elantra rides on a wheelbase of 106.3 inches, two inches longer than the previous generation. Its total length has increased 0.9 inches to 178.3 inches, a width of 69.9 inches left in it. The height has been lowered by 1.8 inches to 56.5 inches, without affecting the free space. Therefore, Hyundai Elantra maintains its "upper class" state when it comes to interior space, compared to the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. In fact, the Hyundai Elantra is so great that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies it as a midsize car, not a compact car like Civic and Corolla.

Hyundai Elantra total volume of 110.4 cubic feet beats the 2011 Honda Civic Sedan 2011, Nissan Sentra, Chevrolet Cruze 2011, 2011 Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla 2011. Surprisingly, it is even higher Acura TSX (107.1 ft. Pi), Nissan Maxima (110.0 ft. Pi) and VW Passat CC (109.3 ft. Pi) in total interior volume. Ultimately, the long wheelbase allows the car's performance with compact comfort of a midsize car. An example is in the long seat tracks, offering the best in its class legroom front seat. Hyundai Elantra trunk capacity is 14.8 cubic feet also beats Civic and Corolla.


A brand new Hyundai Elantra is equipped with McPherson front suspension with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is a lightweight torsion beam rear suspension, combined with improved steering stability and ride comfort monotube shock absorbers. 23.0 mm front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll during cornering.

All Elantra mounted on the steering column electric motor that adapts instantly to changing driving conditions, while improving fuel economy in a conventional steering system. A rack quick steering ratio is used to handling fast turn. Hyundai Elantra turning circle of 34.8 feet is better than the Corolla to 35.6 feet.

the efficiency of world class weight was one of the team goals of the program Hyundai Elantra. In fact in 2011 Elantra steal all its rivals in efficiency of weight. Hyundai engineers also focused leadership in power to weight ratio. Under these objectives huge dividends in both performance and fuel economy.

Hyundai is already widespread in high-strength steel Elantra expected to increase by 37 percent in stiffness of the body was lighter. high-strength steel allow for the suspension to work optimally. A £ 2,701, Hyundai Elantra GLS Automatic transmission is lighter than its competitors, offering more interior space than the Focus, Cruze, Civic and Corolla, a rigidity of the body-bending 50 percent higher than the Corolla. This effective weight unibody architecture allows the Hyundai Elantra to get about 40 mpg EPA highway rating, without a special ecological model.

MODERN, sophisticated interior

Inside, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai customers will find expertise in interior packaging, lighting, a leading design and craftsmanship. This approach is clearly reflected in the instruments and the tilting and telescoping steering wheel. Seats will help fuel the economy and the environment, is made of lightweight foam and environmentally friendly. Heated seats are located in front of and behind the first segment. Not only is the Hyundai Elantra has several stores, but it produces a useful storage capacity.

2011-Hyundai Elantra GLS has a two-tone interior. Grey and beige are the two choices of colors GLS interior. Limited version adds a monotone black interior. All Elantra has pillar-like fabric trim fibrous tissue and volcanic rock for a premium look and feel.

Hyundai Elantra is available with two sound systems. Standard is a 172-watt AM / FM / Satellite Radio/CD/MP3 audio system and six speakers and iPod ® / USB / AUX input jack. A system of 360 watts with an external amplifier is optional.

Touch screen navigation is available on the GLS and Limited versions and includes a high resolution display of 7.0 inches and voice-activated microphone mounted flag. The audio system plays CDs, access to digital music files via Bluetooth audio streaming or allow the driver and passenger to access their personal listening devices via the inputs of the iPod / USB auxiliary. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from some mobile phones to the main unit. XM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the navigation device and features station logos, NavTraffic real-time data services such as XM XM NavWeather ®, XM and XM Stock Ticker Sports Ticker. The system also includes a rearview camera, which can be found on the Honda Civic or Mazda third Users can even download images from a USB instead of a CD to be posted on the home screen system.

Hyundai Elantra owners can also get high-end features such as a proximity key with start button and close, electric sunroof, electric windows, the feel of a driver and leather seating surfaces.

This modern and sophisticated interior is silence. The engineers have worked hard to reduce noise and vibration in the cabin.

A brand new Hyundai Elantra is equipped with McPherson front suspension with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is a lightweight torsion beam rear suspension, combined with improved steering stability and ride comfort monotube shock absorbers. 23.0 mm front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll during cornering.

TECHNOLOGY FOR SAFETY standard part of the insurance commitment HYUNDAI

Hyundai Elantra has been one of the first compact sedan with ESC since it was launched in July 2007. 2011-now takes the Elantra compact car security at a higher level with the introduction of Vehicle Stability Management (MSM). Similar to that found in Hyundai Equus, VSM optimally manage ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and electric power steering motor (CDM).

VSM works for the control of two effects. The first is when the driver accelerates or brakes on a split mu surface (slippery on one side, dry pavement, on the other) and the car wants to pull in one direction. MSM detects it and sends a signal to the MDPS to apply here. Counters MSM traction and automatically provides 8 feet Newton-cons direction. MSM reacts the same way, sudden lane changes or fast cornering. ESC is standard on the Civic 2011.

Hyundai Elantra has six airbags - including dual front, standard front seat side-impact, front and rear side curtain airbags.

Hyundai Elantra also a state of the art braking package. The package includes disc brakes on all four wheels (Civic, Corolla and Jetta are still rear drum) and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), including Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when an emergency stop is detected, and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) to automatically adjust the braking force on the front and rear axles based on conditions of vehicle loading. This package provides shorter braking distances for i timen 60 miles from Civic, Corolla and Mazda third

Hyundai Elantra engineers looked even something as simple as parking brake, after Hyundai introduced the first integrated rear parking brake caliper for reducing weight.

In terms of passive safety, the Hyundai Elantra is a strong unibody construction, front and rear crumple zones, and the rear doors are constructed with dual beams, unlike some of its competitors.

PRICES 2011 Elantra

The all-new Hyundai Elantra offers a modern design, many features of comfort and convenience, and is an excellent weapon against gas prices all with a very low starting price of $ 14.830.