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Saturday, January 19, 2008

2008 Hyundai Elantra, Malaysia

2008 is a competitive year for car manufacturer but is a good market for car buyers. Kah Bintang has launched the Hyundai Elantra 2008 on 9th Jan 2008. The all new Elantra 2008 is powered by 2.0 liter DOHC engine with Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) technology. The 2.0L CVVT engine can delivers 143PS at 6000 rpm. The new engine is not only powerful but fuel efficient. All the while, Korean cars are well-known for its high fuel consumption and slack in power but this time, fuel economy is one of the selling point for the 2008 Elantra. Hyundai has make one bold step forward to catch close to Japanease rivals.

Elantra 2008 fuel consumption are as follows:
7.1L/100km (14.1 km/L) - highway
9.4L/100km (10.6 km/L) - city
8.4L/100km (11.9 km/L) - combined
The above information is published by US Environmental Protection Agency

Exterior wise, it is an all new Elantra. It's a total redesign from the predecessor. The new Elantra has been redesigned to look more sporty. The paint works is smooth and shinny.

At first glance from the rear, it looks like a baby Lexus GS300.

The beige-coloured leather seat and blue illuminated dashboard give you the feeling of comfort and high-class. The 2008 Elantra 2008 comes with Goodyear NCT5 205/55R16 tyres. NCT5 is a long live tyre which can give you more mileage but if quite ride is your top priority, then may need to consider to trade the NCT5 with quiter tyres after you getting your car.

The 2008 Elantra is another value-for -money car launched in Malaysia. The 2.0 L Hyundai Elantra 2008 is priced competitively at RM 93,888. The only 2.0L sedan below RM 100, 000 in Malaysia. Only the Korean can do it, 2.0L automobile below RM 100K in Malaysia. The package comes with:
1) Dual SRS Airbags
2) ABS + EBD
3) Reverse sensor with voice and visual display
4) Impact Sensor Door Unlock
5) Keyless Entry
6) CD/MP3/WMA player with Aux-in port for ipod and USB drive
7) Steering wheel audio control
8) Leather seat
9) Heated side wing mirror
10) 16 inches alloy rims
11) Goodyear NCT5 205/55R16 tyres
Price is OTR with RM 2679.90 of insurance premium.

Let's compare the prices of the makes and model with Hyundai Elantra 2008

RM 85,800 - Honda City 1.5 VTEC
RM 88,600 - Toyota Vios 1.5s
RM 89,973 - Suzuki SX4 1.6
RM 93,888 - Hyundai Elantra 2.0L
RM 94,337 - Suzuki SX4 1.6 Premier
RM 95,300 - Nissan Grand Livina 1.8 (A) L
RM 101,500 - Proton Perdana 2.0 V6
RM 102,768 - Kia Optima 2.0 EX
RM 110,779 - Kia Optima 2.0 Novus
RM 112,806 - Mitsubishi Lancer 2.0 GT
RM 113,800 - Honda Civic 1.8S
RM 128,800 - Honda Civic 2.0S


Hyundai Elantra Review


  1. i'm thinking about buying this car after i saw it at the far no comments heard..the price is cheaper for 2.0L car..they also said that full tank can go from JB to! i'd like to try this car..

  2. I have been using this car for many months, it is value for money, the FC published above is achievable...

    can refer to the forum as below


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