The Hyundai Elantra (Korean: 현대 엘란트라), or Hyundai Avante (현대 아반떼) in South Korea, is a compact car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai, from 1990 to present, now in its fifth generation.
The Elantra was formerly marketed as the Lantra in Australia 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; Malaysia now uses the "Elantra" name, forsaking the "Avante" of old).
Swept-back, elongated headlamps and long, flowing character lines are signature elements of the "fluidic sculpture" design theme.
The Elantra sets new standards in interior design, proving once again why leadership in compact car design has been the foundation of Hyundai's reputation.
Elantra engines and transmissions boast major engineering improvements. They’re made of lightweight aluminum and incorporate such exotic new technologies as Continuously Variable Valve Timing for minimal fuel consumption and emissions and more power.
Hyundai engineers were uncompromising in designing the Elantra's active and passive safety systems.
A private oasis of comfort and relaxation, the Elantra offers every amenity and convenience you'd expect.