The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has officially presented to the public, during the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, a specific version of the Elantra sedan, which will be named the Langdeng in China.
According to the car manufacturer, the Hyundai Langdeng, which is the Elantra name in China, means “dynamic for the young, new generation”, and styling updated on the model are minimal. The most significant change is the restyled front grille, along with the air intake on the front fascia, and these have been made in order for the model to differentiate easily from the Elantra.
“A decade ago, Hyundai was known for making only small cars. Today, our Equus and Genesis* luxury cars compete with the best vehicles that Europe can make,” Seung-Tack Kim, Executive Vice President & COO of Hyundai Motor’s Global Business Division, said in Beijing today. “Ten years ago, we were a follower in the auto industry. Today, we are a leader – and ready for the future.”
The Hyundai Langdeng will get two engine options, where the entry-level will be powered by a 1.6 liter unit, which is generating 125 horsepower and 155 Nm of torque (114 lb-ft), while the 1.8 liter will be offered as an option, with its 144 HP and 174 Nm of torque (128 lb-ft). Both engines can be mated to a six-speed manual or an automatic transmission. The model will go on sale in China later this year.