2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
The new Elantra Touring will give the customers all the difference they want to make in their lives. This is possible thank to the five-door versatility, and all the changes in the features, packages and options for 2012. Hence, the 2012 Elantra Touring continues to add value in the compact car segment!
Elantra Touring GLS continues to offer exclusive options as a standard. For example there are standard air conditioning, EZ Lane Change Assist, headlight welcome function, power windows, heated mirrors, power door locks, remote keyless entry with alarm and plenty of storage compartments. Furthermore it offers as a standard advanced safety technologies including Electronic Stability Control (ESC). And to make it more exciting the audiosystem included is an integrated 172-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 with six speakers and iPod/USB/Auxiliary inputs. And to repeat: all of this is standard!
Of course there is an optional package, called Preferred Package. It includes 16-inch alloy wheels with P205/55R16 tires. In addition the Preferred Package also features silver roof rails, a telescopic steering wheel, trip computer, steering wheel mounted audio controls, eight-way driver's seat with lumbar support, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding sunvisors, seatback pockets, retractable cargo cover, illuminated ignition and premium cloth interior.
For the customers who are keen on sport cars, there is a sport-oriented SE. It includes all the equipment in the GLS Preferred Equipment Package, but also adds new standard leather seats, heated front seats, a power sunroof with tilt and slide functions, leather steering wheel and shift knob, B&M Racing sport shifter (M/T), fog lights and 17-inch alloy wheels with P215/45R17 low profile tires.
The designers have made the exterior with flowing curves and strong character lines, thus highlighting the broad stance and long wheelbase of the Elantra Touring. The clearly defined, unbroken, rising beltline unifies the vehicle's functional proportions. As a result therefore we have an exciting shape that provides a dynamic impression of performance and capability. Moreover Elantra Touring has a low coefficient of drag for optimal fuel efficiency at highway speeds and minimal interior noise. To complete the contemporary design there has been included sharp projection headlamps, available fog lights and available 17-inch alloy wheels.
The long wheelbase of the vehicle provides more spacious interior. Furthermore the interior was made with the aim to provide class-leading comfort, which is both functional and practical. In fact, Elantra Touring cargo capacity is 65.3 cubic feet (with the rear seats folded down), thus making more space in the cargo than any other five-door in its class.
And in order to have an exciting driving experience there's an optional B&M Racing sport shifter (M/T) and tilt, and telescopic steering wheel. contribute to a superior driving experience. On the other hand the duotone beige interior trim, delivers a first class feel. The customers have two options to choose the color of the interior: black or beige.
Furthermore the Elantra Touring includes a telescopic steering wheel, conveniently located steering wheel audio/cruise controls and column stalks, easy-to-reach heating and air conditioning knobs, as well as conveniently positioned power windows and mirror controls. Moreover, even the positioning and precise feel of the automatic gearshift has been improved. The front seats are designed to complement the driving dynamics of the vehicle, and carefully contoured rear seats provide long distance comfort and support.
Elantra Touring has extraordinary exterior dimensions: 176.6 inches long, 69.5 inches wide and 59.8 inches high, thus providing the vehicle a good place in the compact five-door segment cars. On the other hand its long wheelbase (106.3 inches) means that Elantra Touring offers class-leading interior volume. In addition, every Elantra Touring has 60/40 split folding rear seats for added storage, functionality and practicality. Furthermore the Elantra Touring includes a number of convenient and standard storage features such as sunglass holder, two front and two rear cupholders, door bottle holders, dash storage, central console storage, front storage tray, and a cargo area under-floor storage. For tailgaters, the cargo area also has a 12-volt outlet for using portable electronic devices, even when the vehicle is not on.
To go further into details, Elantra Touring is powered by a 2.0-liter, in-line four-cylinder. This sophisticated 16-valve powerplant employs Dual Overhead Camshafts (DOHC) and Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) for a very broad power band, coupled with high fuel efficiency and low emissions. Having all this in mind you won't be surprised that the Elantra Touring is certified as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV). In addition, an ergonomically located gated gear shift controls the Elantra Touring's four-speed automatic transmission delivering confident mode selection. A unique-in-segment optional B&M Racing sport shifter delivers smooth, short-throw shift control for the standard five-speed manual transmission.
With the Hyundai Elantra Touring the experience while driving is dynamic and exciting! The reason for this is the MacPherson strut front suspension and multi-link rear suspension, which have been fitted to perfectly complement the body structure's high rigidity. The excellent stopping power with added handling control is provided thank to the ventilated 11.8-inch front and solid 10.3-inch rear discs with ABS and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
As usual Hyundai has though for the safety and has made improvement in this technology. For example a key development goal for the Elantra Touring was the top-tier safety, which is fully equipped to protect driver and passengers. In addition it also includes dual front, side and curtain airbags, for a total of six protective airbags in the vehicle. The Elantra Touring also features active front head restraints, seatbelt pretensioners and a seatbelt reminder. For instance the combination of side and curtain airbags can reduce fatal accidents by more than 52 percent, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).