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Hyundai Announces Lower Pricing for Fuel-Efficient 2010 Elantra Touring


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2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 13, 2009 -- Hyundai Motor America has announced lower prices and a revised model range for its Elantra Touring five-door compact, now starting at $15,995 for a very well-equipped entry-level GLS model and $18,995 for the top-of-the line SE model. The Elantra Touring is a sportier, functional variant of Hyundai's popular and award-winning Elantra sedan, which won the 2009 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey for compact cars. The new lower-priced 2010 Elantra Touring will be available at dealerships in the third quarter of 2009.

        2010 Elantra Touring Manufacturers Suggested Retail Pricing

   Model            Transmission                                MSRP
   -----            ------------                                ----
  GLS M/T          Five-Speed M/T                             $15,995
  GLS A/T          Four-Speed A/T                             $17,195
  SE M/T           Five-Speed M/T with B&M Sport shifter      $18,995
  Touring A/T      Four-Speed A/T                             $19,795

  Note:  All prices in this release do not contain a freight charge of $720

"With the Elantra Touring GLS we reduce the base price by more than $1,800 while maintaining class-leading features like Electronic Stability Control, four wheel disc brakes and XM satellite radio with iPod/USB/Auxiliary jacks," said Mark Dipko, product manager for the Elantra Touring. "Also new for 2010 is an optional built-in roof rack that adds to the versatility offered by the class leading interior."

  NEW EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2010
  --  New trim - GLS

  --  Available roof rails

  ELANTRA TOURING GLS - THE GOOD STUFF COMES STANDARD

Elantra Touring GLS builds on Hyundai's reputation for offering loads of standard equipment, offering air conditioning, power windows, heated mirrors, power door locks, remote keyless entry with alarm, four-way adjustable driver's seat and plenty of storage compartments, including a cooled glovebox. The Elantra Touring also offers standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and a host of other class-leading safety technologies. Cruise control is also standard on all GLS models equipped with automatic transmissions. For audiophiles, an integrated 172-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers and iPod/USB/Auxiliary inputs is standard.

The optional Popular Equipment Package on the GLS adds roof rails, a telescopic steering wheel, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, trip computer, eight-way driver's seat with lumbar support, dual illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding sunvisors, seatback pockets, retractable cargo cover, fog lights, illuminated ignition and a premium cloth interior with cloth door panel inserts.

ELANTRA TOURING SE - ADDING A SPORTY FLAVOR

The sport-oriented SE adds all the equipment in the GLS Popular Equipment Package plus a power sunroof with tilt and slide functions, heated front seats, leather steering wheel and shift knob, B&M Racing sport shifter and 17-inch alloy wheels with P215/45R17 tires.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 780 dealerships nationwide.