Recall Alert: 2010-2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 35,000 model-year 2010-12 Hyundai Elantra Touring wagons manufactured between Dec. 15, 2009, and May 7, 2012.

The Problem: In the affected vehicles, a support bracket attached to the headliner could become displaced during side curtain airbag deployment, possibly injuring the vehicle's occupants. Hyundai is not aware of any injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner for free.

What Owners Should Do: Hyundai will notify owners starting in mid-August. Owners can call Hyundai at 800-633-5151 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information. 

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer. 

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By Jennifer Geiger | July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cars.com Reviews the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

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The GT replaces the Touring in the Hyundai Elantra lineup for 2013. With the redesign, Hyundai's hatchback went from weird looking and lazy to stylish and sporty, according to Cars.com reviewer Joe Bruzek. It impressed with an interior full of premium materials and a fun-to-drive nature. It's not as roomy as the Touring, however, and costs considerably more than the sedan version, Bruzek says.

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By Jennifer Geiger | September 17, 2012 | Comments (0)

Frequent Redesigns Leave Some Cars Behind

JettaThe steady pace of vehicle redesigns and midcycle updates has increased precipitously over the past decade as the competition for market share continues to get fierce. The average new car is redesigned or refreshed every 2.6 years as compared to 3.2 years just a decade ago, according to Merrill Lynch. Renewed competition among American, Korean and European carmakers has coalesced into a sort of friendly arms race in the automotive sector.

Nearly all of this is good for the consumer, but it does create some oddities. For instance, some older body styles that share nameplates with their newer, more popular brethren get left behind in the redesign process. One that comes to mind is the Nissan Versa hatchback. Now two model years removed from the Versa sedan's redesign, the hatchback is, arguably, the more refined and sophisticated of the two, though its asking price is much steeper and its gas mileage isn't as good.

Below we outline models that have been left astray from their more popular compatriots.

By Colin Bird | August 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT: Up Close

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Hyundai's Elantra GT hatchback is a needed replacement for the Elantra Touring that suffered in the mileage and styling departments compared to the sleek, 40 mpg Elantra sedan, which was redesigned for 2011. The GT's short nose and tail, along with its swooping body lines, give the four-door hatchback a trim, athletic look.

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While the GT's interior dimensions are on par with the segment's roomiest hatches, after my first look at the Chicago Auto Show, the rear hatch and folding seats – two important hatchback parts -- have room for improvement.

By Joe Bruzek | February 8, 2012 | Comments (1)

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

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  • Competes with: Mazda3, Ford Focus and Subaru Impreza hatchbacks
  • Looks like: A real hatchback instead of the wagon-like Elantra Touring
  • Drivetrain: 148-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder and six-speed manual or automatic transmission 
  • Hits dealerships: Early this summer

The Hyundai Elantra gains another body style for 2013: the four-door hatchback Elantra GT. It joins the hot-selling sedan and the new 2013 Elantra coupe. It replaces the Elantra Touring, which was skipped over for a redesign in 2011 when the sedan was all new.

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The GT looks much more like a hatchback compared with the outgoing Touring, and it gains some European hatchback flair, which is no coincidence as the GT is based on a European-market hatchback called the i30. One trim level is offered, though the number of features can vary with the Style and Technology packages.

By Joe Bruzek | February 8, 2012 | Comments (7)

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show

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  • Competes with: Honda Civic coupe and corporate cousin Kia Forte Koup
  • Looks like: It expands on the Elantra sedan’s new-for-2011 fluid design
  • Drivetrain: 148-hp, 1.8-liter four-cylinder and six-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • Hits dealerships: Spring 2012

This year's North American Car of the Year gets a sibling for 2013. Hyundai's Elantra coupe will join the sedan and Touring hatchback when it goes on sale this spring.

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The sole powertrain across the three body styles remains the 148-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder. Six-speed manual or automatic transmissions are available. Hyundai estimates the Elantra coupe should get 29/40 mpg city/highway with the manual and 28/40 mpg with the automatic. 

By Jennifer Geiger | February 8, 2012 | Comments (3)

Hyundai Elantra Touring Replacement Coming Next Year

Hyundai i30A Hyundai Elantra compact wagon, known as the i30 in most of the world, is heading to the U.S. in May, according to Agence France-Presse.

The i30, shown above, made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is a likely replacement for the Elantra Touring, which is currently on sale.

Through August, the Elantra Touring has composed about 8% of the Elantra’s 2011 sales, with 10,303 vehicles sold. There’s no word from Hyundai about whether the new wagon will keep the Elantra Touring moniker.

New Hyundai hauler coming to U.S. next year (USA Today, via AFP)

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By Colin Bird | October 20, 2011 | Comments (5)

Hyundai's Holiday Deals Nothing to Write Home About

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Hyundai has been one of the major success stories of 2010. Major product introductions such as the 2010 Tucson, 2011 Sonata and the recently unveiled 2011 Elantra have helped the automaker grow by 23% so far this year. But for consumers, Hyundai’s success means the automaker doesn’t have too many discounts to speak of.

Hyundai’s financing deals this holiday season are particularly dismal compared with its Japanese and American competitors. Typically, you’d see a few models with 0% financing, but the lowest from Hyundai is 0.9% for a 2010 Veracruz. Overall, most vehicles get financing deals ranging from 2.9% to 4.9% for 60 or 72 months.

By Colin Bird | December 21, 2010 | Comments (3)

New Hyundai Elantra Touring Coming ... Eventually

One other tidbit we learned from Hyundai’s drive event of the 2011 Elantra sedan is that the Touring version will get an update, too. We just don’t know when.
 
Hyundai’s CEO John Krafchik told journalists yesterday that the next Elantra Touring will be more hatchback than the wagon-esque style of the current version (pictured above). But he said it would be released in “a few years.”
 
We’d expect the new Touring model to resemble Kia’s Forte 5-Door (pictured below), though we certainly like Hyundai’s name better. We'll also have a first-drive of the 2011 Elantra for you Monday morning.

By David Thomas | December 3, 2010 | Comments (5)

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