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Entire 2012 Hyundai Elantra line to hit 40 MPG on highway

2011 hyundai avante elantra 6301 450x300 Entire 2012 Hyundai Elantra line to hit 40 MPG on highway

Hyundai has just announced that the 2012 Elantra, which will debut next Wednesday at the LA Auto Show, will achieve 40 miles per gallon on the highway and 29 mpg in the city. The engine behind these impressive numbers will be a 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder producing 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque. We’re checking on transmissions options, but a five- or six-speed manual and six-speed automatic are the safe bets.

40 mpg highway ratings are “the new black” for small cars these days, with other vehicles like the 2011 Ford Fiesta and 2011 Chevrolet Cruze achieving 40 mpg or more on the highway and letting everyone know about it in their marketing material. The difference between those American small cars and the new Elantra is that only particular models of the Cruze and Fiesta can reach 40 mpg – more specifically the Cruze Eco, whichtops out at 42 mpg, and the Fiesta with a special SFE package. Hyundai tells us that every Elantra model will achieve 40 mpg, from the base model on up, which means that you won’t have to pay extra for the privilege of joining the 40 mpg club.

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Hyundai’s new 5.0-liter V8 to produce 429 horsepower

2010 hyundai genesis sedan blue 1 450x275 Hyundais new 5.0 liter V8 to produce 429 horsepower

During a recent powertrain briefing, Hyundai revealed some more details about its new 5.0-liter Tau V8 and 1.0-liter Kappa three-cylinder engines that will be used in a variety of global markets in the near future.

Slated for use in the Genesis sedan as well as the larger Equus, Hyundai’s new V8 will use direct injection to produce 429 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. That’s a healthy increase of 59 horsepower and 8 ft-lbs of torque over the 4.6-liter V8 it’s replacing, while also increasing fuel economy by one mile per gallon to 18/26 thanks to an all-new eight-speed automatic transmission. Hyundai has not mentioned any plans to offer the new Tau 5.0 in any other products, though we’d love to see it shoehorned under the hood of aGenesis Coupe. (Full disclosure: We really want to see a 5.0 battle between the Genesis Coupe andMustang GT.)

On a much smaller level of displacement, Hyundai also detailed a new 1.0-liter Kappa inline three-cylinder engine that will be offered in other markets in the new i10 subcompact. Currently, this engine produces 69 horsepower and returns around 55 miles per gallon on the United States testing cycle. And while this 1.0-liter engine currently isn’t slated for consumption here in the States, future versions of the Kappa engine could come to our shores. Hyundai says that we’ll see a turbocharged, 110-hp version of the 1.0-liter three in 2012, and that a turbocharged 1.2-liter Kappa will be released shortly thereafter. The 1.2T is estimated to produce around 130 to 140 hp, making it more suitable for American-sized vehicles.
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2011 Hyundai Elantra peeks out ahead of LA Auto Show

elantra 630 399x300 2011 Hyundai Elantra peeks out ahead of LA Auto Show

Take a look-see at what slipped out of Hyundai HQ via the miracle of Twitter. Despite the best efforts of one very dedicated member of Hyundai’s PR team, the 2011 Elantra managed to show the internet some skin ahead of its debut at the LA Auto Show. The new Korean economy fighter is fabled to break the 40 mpg barrier across the board all while wearing the company’s snappy new design language. Let the Ford Focusand Chevrolet Cruze take this as fair warning; you may have a fight on your hands once the Elantra hits town.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by dailycar - November 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm

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SEMA 2010: Hyundai Sonata Turbo gets the RIDES treatment

01sonata turbo sema 2010 1288805615 450x298 SEMA 2010: Hyundai Sonata Turbo gets the RIDES treatment

Interesting fact: One of the Hyundai PR folks told us he didn’t even want to bring a tuned Sonata to SEMA, then RIDES magazine showed up with this matte pearlescent Sonata 2.0T and it turned out to be his favorite car on display. Funny how these things work out.

An M Vinyl carbon fiber roof presides over the matter, with carbon fiber also found on the grille, mirror housings and Lux Motorwerks bodykit. Inside, a stitched suede headlliner lords over upholstered black leather and black suede with contrasting red stitching. 20-inch Rennen Monolicht M9 wheels and smoked taillights make it all complete, and it’s ready for your eyes in the gallery of high-res photos below.

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Video: 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T rolls up on the dyno

hyundaisonatadyno 450x250 Video: 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T rolls up on the dyno

Inside Line put the Hyundai Sonata 2.0T on a dyno to see how much gumption the wheels were actually getting from the flywheel. Not uncommon for Hyundai, there are two sets of numbers to deal with in the beginning: the 2.0T is rated at 274 horsepower and 269 lb-ft on 87 octane, but IL was told that it could get ten more horses from 93 octane. Using 91 octane, the site figured it has about another six to eight ponies in the bag.

Having registered 234 peak hp at 6,100 rpm and 239 lb-ft at 3,500 rpm, driveline losses counted for a 20-percent drain in horsepower (from 280) and about 12 percent of torque. By comparison, when the non-turbo Sonata was tested, the percentage losses were slightly lower in both categories.

The turbo was praised for its consistent pulls and real-world acceleration (especially under partial throttle), as well as seamless boost anywhere in the rev range. Nevertheless, Inside Line’s Jason Kavanagh wonders, “I’m curious as to where a few ponies wandered off.” Follow the jump to watch the dyno test.
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