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HYUNDAI Elantra 5 Doors Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 3
First production year: 2000
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Hatchback

2012 - Present

The 5-door version of the popular 4-door sedan, the Hyundai Elantra GT was a compact hatchback that delivered on fuel economy and affordability. While based on the sedan body style, the new Elantra GT had a shorter wheelbase. Even with the shorter wheelbase, it still offered more maximum cargo volume than others competitors in the segment such as the Ford Focus, the Mazda 3 and others. Aesthetically, the Elantra GT featured flowing li...

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gasoline engines:

HYUNDAI Elantra GT 1.8L 6AT (148 HP)

HYUNDAI Elantra GT 1.8L 6MT (148 HP)

 

2003 - 2006

Hyundai continued to improve its lineup and, after successfully introducing its third generation of the Elantra in 2000, refreshed it in 2003. Most of the carmakers are introducing facelifted versions after four years from the launch of a new generation. Hyundai shortened that period to three years. As a result, the 2003 Elantra came with several improvements to keep its market share. The facelifted version featured a wider grille at the front and redesigned headlights and bumper on the outside. But overall, it was hard to tell the differences between the two vehicles. In the rear, the...

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diesel engines:

HYUNDAI Elantra 5 Doors 1.5L CRDi 5MT (103 HP)

HYUNDAI Elantra 5 Doors 2.0L CRDi 5MT (133 HP)

gasoline engines:

HYUNDAI Elantra 5 Doors 1.6L 5MT (111 HP)

HYUNDAI Elantra 5 Doors 1.8L 5MT (132 HP)

HYUNDAI Elantra 5 Doors 2.0L 5MT (143 HP)

 

2000 - 2003

Hyundai introduced the third generation of the Elantra in 2000, and the carmaker considered that the hatchback would draw more attention to it than the sedan. It was wrong. The car barely made it into the compact segment, judged by the '90s standards. It was a new era for Hyundai, and it showed it, especially from the outside. Another strong point for Elantra was the reliability index, which grew when compared to its predecessor. The Elantra hatchback sported an extended cabin with a sloped rear end. At the front, it featured angled headlights with sharp lines and distinct headlam...

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