• Nov 15, 2010
2011 Hyundai Elantra – Click above for high-res image gallery

During Hyundai's product briefing on the 2011 Elantra last week, the automaker confirmed that a new version of the five-door Elantra Touring will be coming our way, based heavily on the swoopy new sedan that will debut at this year's LA Auto Show.

In its current form, the Touring's styling is quite different from that of the milquetoast sedan, though equipment levels and interior fittings are relatively similar between the two models. Hyundai Motor America President and CEO, John Krafcik, says that the automaker is still committed to offering the Elantra Touring here in the United States, but since that car is based on the i30 sold in other markets, we won't see an updated version until a short time after the sedan's launch. Krafcik confirmed that the new Touring will share the vast majority of its styling elements with that of the sedan, and that the two models will be better recognized as part of the same Elantra family.

No official time frame was given as to when we'll see the new Elantra Touring, but since the i30 is due for a refresh in the near term, we'd expect to see the production model crop up sometime during the 2011 calendar year.




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      • 4 Years Ago
      Hatchback is one of my must-have features, not if GM would only bring the Cruze Hatch, then I will get to do the battle royal of 40MPG, hatchbacks...
      • 4 Years Ago
      With AWD pretty please!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hopefully the new Elantra Touring will stay true to it's wagon roots and leave the 'hatch' side to the Forte5. With Ford passing on the amazing new Focus wagon, the Elantra Touring may be the next best thing & will be on my shopping list for sure.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I totally agree.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yes please...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think Hyundai is currently masterminding a wonderful show of smoke and mirrors at this point in time. Good looking car for sure, but people are getting completely blinded by the outer shell over anything else. Someone in my family has a 2009 Elantra that I have driven a lot for family trips. The car is terrible both on the highway and around town. Steering feedback is numb, the interior materials are horrible and different, seats have no support, interior lighting is about 5 different shades of blue, and everything on the car feels cheap.

      Maybe this new 2011 model will resolve those issues, however from a build and ride quality perspective the current Elantra is way behind something like a Civic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks so much better than its competitors....(especially upcoming and current civic and corolla) but now getting tired of the styling. I liked so much at first and wanted to buy one but thinking veloster will be worth more....
      I also becoming to hate Hyundai because I hear so many defaults from this vehicle on Korean website.(ex.fire while driving,fish tail?..)U.S. models may be better but I don't think it's much different than Korean spec.
      maybe I saw it too much since its debut. Like Hyundai beginning to challenge on its designs...and I know that it will be the next civic....but I hope next models will be much more refined and restrained on the design.
        • 4 Years Ago
        K7, don't judge the Hyundai in the US based in Hyundai in Korea.I mean, just... you really have to have a depth understanding of Korean culture, Corporate and Civilian, etc, to really be able to judge accurately what is actually going on. To give you a simple version:


        1. There's alot of Anti-Buisness Left-wing (No Left wing Korean is NOT like US democrats or liberals. No comparison in the scale of how extreme they are) / Japanese-Nationalist on the internet, just to give a bad rep of Hyundai-Kia, or just about any Korean well renowned Corporations.

        2. Korean companies do discriminate in quality. They tend to make products that they are going to export to "Equal or Superior" countries (1st world, Developed Nations) much better (and its required by much stricter regulations) than ones they sell in their domestic markets or ones they export to 2nd and 3rd world countries.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why does it look like this car is grinning at me?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh, that's fantastic news for me. Please please please let it be available with a manual trans. Want want want. 40mpg hwy in a C-segment hatch/wagon. Make it happen, Hyundai.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gahh, now I'm torn between the Focus hatchback and the (upcoming) Elantra Touring. Hope it looks as good as the sedan!
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm confused. I didn't think our Elantra and the i30 shared a platform. Is the new i30 going to share the Elantra platform?
      • 4 Years Ago
      YEEEEESSSSS Please! My down payment has been waiting on this for months. Who do I talk to about paying now?
      • 4 Years Ago
      YYAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!! Me likeum hatchbacks!
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