It happens every year. We bid adieu to some cars and trucks that will be missed, and say good riddance to others wondering how they stayed around so long. Whether they're being killed off for slow sales or due to a new product coming along to replace them, the list of vehicles being discontinued after 2012 is surprisingly long and diverse.
After teasing us earlier in the week with a bit of info, Hyundai has officially announced full pricing for the 2013 Elantra GT. Buyers can pick up the five-door with a six-speed manual transmission starting at $18,395, excluding a $775 destination fee. Those who opt for a six-speed automatic gearbox will be asked to pony up an additional $1,000. The model includes niceties like standard heated front seats, projection head lights and fog lights. That base price also covers the model's new driver-
We don't have all the details just yet, but Hyundai has announced via Twitter that the 2013 Elantra GT (neé Touring) will be priced from $18,395. This does not include the destination charge(*) – Hyundai normally releases pricing numbers that don't factor in delivery, etc. – but we expect it to add around $775 to the GT's final price.
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 Wagon delivers.
Based on the can't-make-enough status of the Hyundai Elantra, the public hasn't gotten tired of Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" design theme. Based on this commercial for the Hyundai i30, we admit that we haven't either. The five-door sold in Europe and based on the Kia Cee'd platform shows us what we can generally expect from the upcoming Elantra Touring replacement.
There's plenty to love about the Hyundai Veloster. Elegance might not be one of those things, but depending on your perspective, its unique door arrangement surely is. It's got one door on the driver's side, two on the passenger and a big liftgate around back. But now it looks set to get one more door, as a new report from Car and Driver suggests a second aperture is planned for the left side, bringing the total door count up to a more conventional five.
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 for the importing, the rakish Elantra sedan will now have an attractive five-door counterpart to do battle with the Ford Focus and Mazda3.
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