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Review: 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring

Hyundai has been batting a thousand of late, with new vehicles like the Genesis sedan and Genesis coupe shaking up their respective segments and leaving class leaders looking over their shoulders. The equally new Elantra Touring hasn't created as much buzz as its rear-wheel-drive brethren, but the five-door hatchback competes with a host of vehicles available in the sub-$20,000 range, all of which are screaming for attention from an increasingly picky buyer who demands something practical, affordable and efficient for his dwindling dollars. In order to be heard above the noise, Hyundai... Read More

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    Geneva: 2013 Hyundai i30 Wagon hauls in high style
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    Around Autoblog HQ, we likey the wagons. And the the latest Hyundai i30 is one of our favorite road-going interpretations of the automaker's "fluidic sculpture" design language. But while the i30 hatch – a.k.a. the Elantra Touring in the States – fits the bill for most, Hyundai recognizes that some people need more and that's what the i30 ...

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    Hyundai has just confirmed that a two-door coupe version of the Elantra is coming, but despite prior speculation pegging its debut at next week's LA Auto Show, the Korean automaker will be waiting until next February at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show to do the reveal. We've seen the car, and the Elantra Coupe looks much like your regular four-door Elantra ...

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    The Hyundai i30 isn't just any ordinary Euro-market compact hatchback. Flash back to 2009 and remember that the i30 was brought over to the United States as the Elantra Touring, and while it didn't make an enormous splash, Hyundai officials tell us they are still committed to offering the Touring model here in the States. And with a stylish new i30 ready ...

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    Is that you, Elantra Touring? When Hyundai debuted the swoopy new 2011 Elantra, we were told that a hatchback-shaped Touring model would be coming down the pipeline, and since the last-generation model was nearly identical to the then-current i30 sold overseas, it would only make sense that this new five-door will make its way Stateside at some point ...

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    click above for more high-res live shots of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring While the official unveiling of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring took place in Montreal a few weeks back, the Chicago Auto Show is the first place that we at Autoblog got a chance to eyeball it in person, and we like what we see. While we'd certainly not classify the Elantra ...

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    Click image for gallery of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra TouringThe eye-searing Hyundai Elantra Touring "Beach Cruiser" Concept that appeared at last year's SEMA was the first real look we had at Hyundai's new US-bound station wagon. Since then, we've been interested in seeing what it looks like in non-Phoenix Suns colors augmented with a tribal tattoo pattern. ...

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    click above image to view more pics of the Hyundai "Beach Cruiser" Concept We really don't know what to say about the Hyundai Elantra Touring "Beach Cruiser" Concept, except that you probably shouldn't take it to the beach... or anywhere else... except for a long drive... off a short pier, which could count as a beach activity. Mind you, we're not ...

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    SEMA Preview: Hyundai Elantra Touring "Beach Cruiser" Concept
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    Hyundai has a 5-door hatchback version of the Elantra that will be bowing in 2008, and it's getting an early debut at this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas as the Elantra Touring "Beach Cruiser" Concept. The Beach Cruiser is a SEMA vehicle in the truest sense, having been customized by K-Daddyz Kustomz. It features a two-tone paint job of Amazing Grape and ...

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