Hyundai Holds the Line on 2000 Model Year Prices
10 August 1999Hyundai Holds the Line on 2000 Model Year Prices; Model Line Up is Refined and Features Added
Elantra, Tiburon and Sonata Offer More Standard Features at the Same Price FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 9 -- Hyundai Motor America today announced suggested retail pricing on its 2000 model year Elantra, Tiburon and Sonata vehicles. Prices of comparably equipped Elantra, Tiburon and Sonata models remain the same as last year and more standard features have been added. Prices for the completely redesigned Accent will be announced later. "Once again, Hyundai is demonstrating its commitment to offering buyers affordable, value-packed cars," said Finbarr O'Neill, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor America. "We are holding the line on prices and adding new standard features on selected models to make them even more attractive and competitive. Plus, every new Hyundai is backed by the best warranty in America, The Hyundai Advantage, which includes a 10-year, 100,000-mile drivetrain warranty and a five-year, unlimited mileage roadside assistance program." ELANTRA The Elantra, Hyundai's best-selling model, was completely restyled last year. Refinements and improvements for 2000 include an upgraded interior, a standard tachometer and power windows, power door locks and power mirrors as standard equipment. For 2000 only one trim level is available, the top-of-the-line GLS. The GL models of both the sedan and station wagon have been discontinued. The price of the popular Elantra station wagon with air conditioning, AM/FM stereo cassette radio and all the new standard features has been reduced for the 2000 model year. Base price for the Elantra station wagon is now $12,499 -- $200 less than the 1999 model. The Elantra GLS sedan is now priced at $11,799 and features air conditioning, power windows, power door locks and power mirrors as standard equipment. TIBURON The Hyundai value story for 2000 continues with the Tiburon -- a top value in the sport coupe segment. The Tiburon sport coupe, which has been restyled inside and out for 2000, is an even better value than last year. In addition to the dramatic new front and rear styling, standard equipment for the Tiburon now includes air conditioning, AM/FM cassette stereo, cruise control, four-wheel disc brakes, 15-inch alloy wheels, power windows, power door locks and power mirrors. Base price for all this value remains the same as 1999 -- $13,999. This reflects a price reduction of up to $1200 when compared to a comparably equipped 1999 model. SONATA The mid-size Hyundai Sonata is available in two trim levels for model year 2000, base and GLS. While the company was able to hold the line on price -- $14,999 -- the base Sonata has been upgraded to include 15-inch tires mounted on alloy wheels. Air conditioning, cruise control and side impact airbags are standard even on the base model. The price of the Sonata GLS model also remains the same for model year 2000 -- $16,999. There is even more good news for Hyundai buyers; prices of key options and accessories have also been reduced as well. Suggested retail prices for the 2000 Hyundai lineup: Elantra GLS four-door sedan $11,799 Elantra GLS wagon $12,499 Tiburon $13,999 Sonata $14,999 Sonata GLS $16,999 Destination charges remain the same at $435 in the continental U.S. and Hawaii and $585 for Alaska. Hyundai Motor America, based in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai cars are distributed in the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through nearly 500 dealerships nationwide.