Two New Hyundais for March

Sat, 17 Feb 2001
South Korean car maker Hyundai has chosen the Geneva Motor Show to announce prices and specifications for two new models which go on sale in the UK from 1st March.

The Elantra saloon and hatchback replace the Lantra model. Engines are a 106bhp 1.6 which takes the car to 113mph and a 139bhp 2.0 which reaches 128mph and reaches 60mph in 9.1 seconds. ABS, air conditioning, three three-point rear seatbelts and and driver and passenger airbags are standard across the range, while the 2.0 litre CDX model has traction control, cruise control, climate control and leather seats. On the road prices which include a three year warranty are: 1.6Si five-door £10,999; 1.6Gsi four or five-door £12,199; 2.0CDX four or five-door £13,999. A 2.0 litre diesel will come later.

Hyundais other new vehicle is the Santa-Fe Sports Utility, a five door 4x4 with a choice of 143bhp 2.4 litre or 177bhp 2.7 litre V6 engines and a 115bhp 2.0 litre common rail diesel to come later. The 2.4 has a manual five-speed gearbox, while the 2.7 has an H-tronic automatic offering manual over-ride. Equipment includes driver and passenger airbags, ABS with EBD, air conditioning, and a rear hatchback window which can be opened separately to accommodate long loads such as surfboards. The 2.7 also has leather covered seats. On the road prices, including a three year warranty, are £15,999 for the 2.4 and £17,999 for the 2.7 automatic. Pictures of thes in the car by car breakdown on the honestjohn website.

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