Hyundai Elantra to get LWB version for China image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai is planning to launch a long wheelbase version of the Elantra model in China, where the vehicle will also be assembled.

After the car manufacturer has announced during the 2012 Beijing Motor Show that the Hyundai Elantra will be named the Langdeng in China, the model is once again being brought into the spotlights, this time with a rumor which is saying that the vehicle will get an extended wheelbase version on the Chinese auto market. Even if there is no official word on this just yet, Bloomberg is writing that the extended wheelbase version of the Elantra / Langdeng will be 1.6 inches longer and 0.4 inches taller than the standard version.

Our source is also saying that the LWB version of the Hyundai Elantra will be assembled in China, after the company will open a new plant in Beijing. As a quick reminder, the Hyundai Langdeng is expected to get two engine options, with the entry-level version being powered by a 1.6 liter unit producing 125 HP and 155 Nm of torque (114 lb-ft), while the 1.8 liter will be offered as an option, with 144 HP and 174 Nm of torque (128 lb-ft). Both units will be mated to a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission.