Avante/Elantra (Hyundai)

Jul 02, 2022

On June 27, Hyundai Motor Co. COO Jose Munoz spoke with the media during the ground breaking ceremony for a new R&D laboratory in Michigan.
Among other things, Munoz noted that Hyundai Motor Co. is trimming its car lineup to focus on crossovers and Ioniq battery-electric subbrand.
For the 2023 model year, Hyundai will drop the Accent subcompact sedan, the Veloster N hatchback and both the hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants of the Ioniq compact car.
The remaining sedans for the brand will be the Ioniq 6 all-electric midsize sedan that goes on sale in early 2023, and the midsize Sonata and compact Elantra.
Both sedans offer a hybrid variant, and are an important part of Hyundai's electrification strategy as it strives to meet emissions regulations in the U.S. by 2026, and ease customers into EVs in the future.
The Venue subcompact crossover will now fill the outgoing Accent's entry-level position.
Removing the Veloster N will allow Hyundai to refocus its performance-oriented N brand, which it added to the Kona subcompact crossover and the Elantra for 2022.
Hyundai is dropping its Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid now, following the demise of the original Ioniq EV in 2021, as it expands the new Ioniq range, built on Hyundai's E-GMP electric platform.
Hyundai Motor Group, which includes Hyundai, Genesis and Kia, has said it wants to sell 3 million EVs globally by 2030, including 11 battery-electric models for the Hyundai brand.
(multiple sources on June 27, 2022)

May 27, 2022

Hyundai is recalling 239,000 cars in the U.S. because of seat belt pretensioners that can explode and injure vehicle occupants.
Two injuries have been reported in the U.S. and one in Singapore.
In a letter to Hyundai, U.S. NHTSA regulators said that the driver’s and front passenger’s seat belt pretensioners can explode upon deployment and send shrapnel throughout the vehicle.
The recall, which expands and replaces three previous Hyundai recalls, includes 2019-2022 Accents, 2021-2023 Elantras and 2021-2022 Elantra HEVs (hybrid electric vehicles).
Vehicles repaired under the previous recalls will need to be brought to dealerships again for the new remedy.
Owners will be able to take their recalled vehicles to dealerships where the seat belt pretensioners will be fit with a cap at no cost.

(Detroit News article on May 24, 2022)

Apr 18, 2022

On April 15, Hyundai Nishat Motors Private Limited (HNMPL), Pakistan announced the launch of the new Elantra on their social media handles.
The 2 available engine options for the new Elantra are a 1,591 cc MPi gasoline engine engine making 126 hp and 155 Nm, and a 1,999 cc Dual CVVT gasoline engine with 154 hp and 195 Nm. Both engines drive the front wheels, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
It comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission, Optitron meter with 4.2 TFT LCD screen, 60:40 split-folding seats, and 8” infotainment display with the MyHyundai application.
Its other features include Dual SRS airbags, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), ISOFIX anchor points, daytime running lights, a digital speedometer, sunroof, etc.
The new Elantra is available for PKR 4.3 million (Ex-factory price).
Based on Hyundai Nishant Pakistan website/ Social media update