Hyundai’s quest to bite into the compact sport wagon market in Canada has been hindered more than once, until the final arrival of the Elantra Touring.
The Hyundai Elantra Touring is the company’s flagship vehicle intended to conquer the massive compact segment of the Canadian market. The car handles and rides like a European product because it was developed in Hyundai’s design centre in Germany. If you’re on the market for a 5-door touring vehicle and would like to get a hold of something new and exciting, the Hyundai Elantra Touring is a refreshing and more than welcome example.
Plenty Of Power For Whenever You Need It
When it comes to the Touring’s power, one would expect that it needs plenty of it in order to provide both speed and responsiveness. This is exactly the case as the car comes equipped with a 2.0-litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine that incorporates variable valve timing. It generates a total of 138 horsepower at 6,000 and 136 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm. Transmission-wise, your Touring will come with a 5-speed manual transmission, though you’ll also have the option of a 4-speed automatic with a Shiftronic manual control for an additional $1,200. This should be more than adequate power for the needs of most drivers thanks to how well Hyundai’s engineers have done their job.
Home Of Great Engineering & Improvements
With the added structural reinforcements to the chassis, the car has minimal body roll as it cuts through the corners. It is truly fun-to-drive and offers a firm ride, in addition to having an impressively quiet cabin. Speaking of the cabin, it incorporates decent finishes, tight fits and Hyundai’s traditional attention to details. The materials used to manufacture the cabin are a better quality than what you’d expect from a car in this segment, with the added touch of the company’s blue backlighting on the instruments. Visibility is also an upside of owning a Hyundai Elantra Touring. In order to minimize the rear blind spot found in many competitors, the Touring’s C-pillar has been trimmed down and a window has also been added. The car also offers class-leading shoulder and leg room, with the front seats being very supportive. Cargo space is also very impressive and among the best in its class.
Stocked With Useful Features Across All Trim Levels
Although upgrades are available for both trim levels, your Touring will come equipped with great convenience and comfort features regardless. The baseline version includes power locks and windows, dual front airbags, an AM/FM/CD audio system with four speakers, an auxiliary input jack, and a USB input jack. 15-inch steel rims with covers are also standard. The top-of-the-line Touring includes everything aforementioned in addition to height adjuster and lumbar support to the driver’s seat, heated power mirrors, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a security curtain for the cargo area, cruise control, fog lights, and trip computer.
The 5-Door Compact Sport Wagon Is A Worthy Buy
If you are on the market for a new compact sport wagon and would also like to invest in reliability at the same time, definitely consider getting your hands on the Hyundai Elantra Touring. The car boasts numerous features that are recognizable among all Hyundai vehicles, in addition to a level of innovation that sets it apart from the competition. Affordability has never been an issue with this brand of vehicles since you get plenty of car for your money, which makes the Hyundai Elantra a serious contender on the Canadian market.