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2013 Hyundai Elantra Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Elantra Continues Record Setting Pace

2013 Hyundai Elantra Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Elantra Palm Springs

Elantra, the 2012 North American Car of the Year will continue its record-setting pace with changes for the 2013 model year. On sale now, the 2013 Elantra GLS and Limited lineups will make anyone looking for a Sedan in Palm Springs delighted with the new standards and optional equipment.

The 2013 Elantra GLS M/T now comes standard with air-conditioning, 16-inch wheels, cruise control, telescopic steering wheel and solar glass with windshield shade band. Heated front seats are also now included on the high volume GLS A/T Preferred Package.

The Elantra Limited adds a standard power driver’s seat with power lumbar support and an available Dual Automatic Temperature Control with Clean Air Ionizer and Auto Defog System as part of the Limited Technology Package.

Elantra continues to deliver an EPA certified 28 mpg city and 38 mpg highway, producing a highway-only driving range of up to 450 miles.  Elantra has also won the ALG Residual Value Award in the Compact Car segment for the second year in a row.

Exemplifying Hyundai’s “Fluidic Sculpture” design principles, the interplay of wind with rigid surfaces create the illusion of constant motion.  Elanta’s sides have flowing lines, with a strong undercut feature line starting at the front doors.  These lines, along with muscular wheel arches and a sleek roofline, create a spacious and memorable experience.  The Elantra’s flowing lines and aerodynamic body create a drag coefficient for the Elantra in exceptionally low 0.28.

Designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, Calif., Hyundai’s signature hexagonal front grille and detailed swept-back headlights give the 2013 Elantra a compact, athletic face. Available fog lights and side mirrors with integrated turn signals complete the distinct design. Elantra was designed at Hyundai’s North American Design Center in Irvine, Calif.

The Elantra is powered by an all-new 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque.  Thanks to advanced clean engine technology, most Elantras sold in California, Oregon and several Northeast states are certified as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) by the EPA. The PZEV Elantra is as clean as many hybrid electric vehicles.

Key Engine components include an aluminum block and head, Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT), Variable Induction System (VIS), Roller seing arm and Hydraulic Lash Adjuster (HLA), electronic throttle control, and an offset crankshaft.  The 2012 Elantra can be equipped with a six-speed manual (M6CF3-1) or automatic (A6GF1) transaxle with SHIFTRONIC manual control. This transmission mated to the 1.8-liter Nu engine helps Elantra deliver improved fuel efficiency.  Elantra’s six-speed manual transmission is also all-new and provides crisp shifts and further optimizes engine performance. These crisp shifts are courtesy of triple-cone synchronizers for first and second gears, double-cone for third gear and single-cone for fourth, fifth and sixth gears.

Inside, drivers will find Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, lighting, leading-edge design and craftsmanship. This approach is visible in the clarity of the instruments and the tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The seats are made of lightweight, environmentally friendly foam. Heated seats are available in the front and the rear, which is a segment first.

The 2013 Elantra is a statement in its class.  Style, performance, and all new standards and features make for an automotive experience tailored for the Coachella Valley.

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Fun to Drive and Fuel Efficient

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

Fun to drive, fuel efficient, five-door hatchback versatility, and European driving dynamics make the all new 2013 Elantra GT a new-generation of car for a new-generation of Palm Springs drivers.  Cruising the 10 and navigating the tight turns in the Coachella Valley just got a whole lot more fun.

Up front, Hyundai’s signature hexagonal grille with chrome accents flows into the hood with effortless grace. The body-side graphic features a chrome beltline molding to keep up the sleek and stylish character lines. Sharp projection headlamps, fog lights and available 17-inch alloy wheels with chrome spears complete the modern design.

The new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT represents further evolution of the ‘Fluidic Sculpture’- the company’s distinctive design DNA.  Including a slippery .30 coefficient of drag, everything about Elantra GT is designed to be aerodynamic for the most enjoyable ride imaginable.  From the aggressive profile and low overall height, to the sleek side mirrors, tire gaps are minimized while rocker panels are streamlined. All of these changes, plus a sport-tuned suspension, equal lower wind resistance, which translates into better fuel economy and a smoother ride.

Powered by an advanced 1.8-liter four cylinder engine and in-house six-speed automatic or manual transmission, the 2013 Elantra GT provides 148-horsepower at 6,500 rpm (ULEV), and Best-in-class specific output at 82.2 horsepower per liter.  Standard fuel economy is an estimated 26 mpg city, 37 mpg highway for the six-speed manual transmission and 27 mpg city, 37 mpg highway for the six-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions provide 30 mpg combined that gives Elantra GT a highway-only driving range of more than 480 miles.

Elantra GT is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. The rear suspension is comprised of a light weight coupled torsion beam for enhanced steering stability and mono-tube shock absorbers. A 22 mm diameter front stabilizer bar helps reduce body roll when cornering. Elantra GT is tuned for added feel, responsiveness and control, while the Elantra sedan is tuned for comfort. Modifications to the GT include higher rear spring rates, a stiffer twist beam and Sachs dampers for improved body motion control. These changes create driving dynamics which are sporty and comfortable. In addition, two suspension packages were developed to optimize tuning for the two different tire sizes. The Elantra GT’s Style package offers a sportier suspension calibration that is optimized for its lower-profile P215/45R17 tire.

The Hyundai’s all-new Driver Selectable Steering Mode, with three operating modes to select from – Comfort, Normal, and Sport – allows drivers to adapt Elantra GT steering characteristics to varying driving preferences and road conditions any time they choose. Comfort level offers the greatest ease of steering and is ideal for Downtown Palm Springs and parking environments. Sport is optimized for higher-speed highways or winding roads, while Normal is ideal for a variety of driving conditions. The Driver Selectable Steering Mode not only adjusts power assistance levels in each mode, but also on-center build-up feel and steering build-up curves throughout the steering range, for a very natural, progressive feel. Steering damping characteristics, active return gain, and high frequency friction levels have also been optimized for Elantra GT in this system.

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is a sporty hatchback with dynamic European handling and style.  Perfect for anything you have in mind for the Coachella Valley, the Elantra GT is just waiting to show you what it can do.

2013 Elantra Sedan

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra Improving On Success With New Models

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra took on all comers when it appeared in the compact market three years ago and ever since it has remained in the top of multiple lists from respected automotive authorities. The Elantra is obviously extremely popular with the public as well with any inspection of dealer inventory listings will reveal that it’s consistently among the vehicles with “shortest days in inventory”. With the trio now offered from Hyundai in the sedan, the Elantra GT, and the all new Elantra Coupe there are even more choices.

According to a recent report from U.S. News, the Hyundai Elantra is a good buy for the money ranking 9th out of 43 other affordable small cars. This accolade only adds to the number of awards that have been won by the compact favorite over the last couple of years. Of particular note from reviewers of the 2013 Elantra is its spaciousness inside and the abundant cargo space for a compact vehicle. In addition, the 2013 Elantra comes equipped with interior features that make other more expensive cars seem Spartan in comparison.

All of the 2013 Elantra body styles come standard with four cylinder engine and six speed manual transmission with the six speed automatic version optional. Reviewers of the Elantra rave about the responsive and accurate steering, smooth shifting and overall comfort of the ride and interior seating. The 2013 Elantra records very good fuel economy ratings from the EPA with 28/38 city and highway regardless of which transmission the vehicle is equipped with.

The Elantra has an impressive standard features list which meets that of competitors in the class but also brings additional options such as USB port and satellite radio, plus an optional GPS navigation system and rearview backup camera. All Elantra models for 2013 have ample front and rear interior space according to reviewers although most agree that the rear seating in the GT and sedan are much more comfortable for adults.

Here are a couple of quotes from Industry publications regarding the 2013 Hyundai Elantra:

“In the Elantra GT, Hyundai combined function with style and adorned it with better driving dynamics than the coupe. For those reasons, we prefer the GT. If it doesn’t look young enough, we’ll wear a Tapout hat or take up kayaking.” — Edmunds

“Hyundai’s Elantra sedan follows the lead of the larger Sonata with attractive styling and good fuel economy. While it might not stand out in any one area, this compact car does most everything well. That makes for a compelling package in this highly competitive class.” — Consumer Guide (sedan, 2012)

If you are looking for a good all-around fun and affordable vehicle with great fuel economy and a phenomenal warranty you should consider the 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Come by Palm Springs Hyundai and drive the new Elantra today.