2011 Hyundai Elantra Ranked One Of The "Top 10 Coolest New Cars Under $18,000" By Kelley Blue Book'S KBB.COM

2011.06.27 00:00:00 No. 1107
“TOP 10 COOLEST NEW CARS UNDER $18,000” BY KELLEY BLUE BOOK’S KBB.COM Praises 40 MPG Elantra for Design, Fuel-Efficiency

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 27, 2011 – The 2011 Hyundai Elantra has been named one of the “Top 10 Coolest New Cars under $18,000 ” by Kelley Blue Book’s According to experts, the Elantra was chosen on the basis of two criteria—being fun to drive and fun to own. praised the Elantra’s “all-around package of slick design, convenient features and fuel efficiency,” as well as the fact that “every Elantra gets 40 miles per gallon on the highway.”
The Elantra will be one of four Hyundai vehicles sold in 2011 that achieves the milestone 40 mpg highway fuel economy rating, along with the Accent, Sonata Hybrid and the Veloster. Elantra received a complete redesign for 2011, as well as an 18 percent bump in fuel efficiency over its predecessor.
“We’re honored that recognized so many of the things about the Elantra that we baked into the recipe,” said Brandon Ramirez, manager, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “With standard 40 mpg highway fuel economy and terrific looks, as well as a wealth of advanced technological and safety features, the Elantra is definitely one of the coolest options in its segment.”
The 2011 Elantra excels in terms of design and fuel economy, but it also rises above the competition with a combination of advanced safety features, exceptional interior room equal to that of a midsize sedan and an all-new 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. All of these features, plus Hyundai’s industry-leading standard warranty, amount to an exceptional vehicle that is also an exceptional value. 
As notes, “it takes some panache to be fuel efficient, affordable and great looking, and the 2011 Hyundai Elantra pulls it off in style.”
Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s, remarked of all the vehicles featured in the “Top 10 Coolest Cars under $18,000,” “There are great deals to be had on many new cars under $18,000, but only a handful of them really possess that cool, difficult-to-describe ‘it’ factor. Each year the competition keeps getting tougher in this affordable segment, with more personality-filled, amenity-laden, versatile vehicles entering the marketplace.” 
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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 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile power train warranty, 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance and the Hyundai Trade-in Value Guarantee.

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