Hyundai Motor Co. had its world-premier of the all-new Hyundai Avante compact sedan, the company's best-selling model worldwide, at the 2010 Busan International Motor Show.
The new Hyundai Avante encompasses Hyundai's latest ambitions, featuring the best look-and-feel and performance in its class, Steve S. Yang, President & CEO of Hyundai's Global Enterprise Division, explained at the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO) today. We're confident that it will once again redefine the compact segment worldwide.
With sportier and even more elegant lines than its predecessor, the new Hyundai Avante - badged as Elantra in markets outside Korea - continues Hyundai's 'fluidic sculpture' layout philosophy.
Hyundai has applied its latest 1. 6L Gamma Gasoline Direct Injection motor and a 6-speed automatic transmission to the front-wheel drive compact, the first time GDI and six-speed automatic have been featured on a compact sedan in Korea. The new Hyundai Avante provides a peak output of 140ps and maximum torque of 17. 0kg•m. It is also about 10 percent more economical than its closest rivals, due to GDI, the six speed automatic and other fuel efficiency improvements.
The Kia Cerato is a compact car produced by the South Korean automaker Kia Motors since 2003. In 2008, the Cerato was replaced by the Kia Forte, however, the "Cerato" name continued on in some markets. The Kia Cerato was introduced in South Korea in 2003, sharing a platform with the Hyundai Elantra (XD) and using Hyundai's Beta II (G4GC) (CVVT-enabled) engine.
It replaced the Sephia/Mentor saloon and Shuma hatchback.
In North America, the "Spectra" name was used when introduced for the 2004 model year, with "Spectra5" designating the hatchback. In Europe, the Cerato was replaced by the Kia Cee'd. The second generation Kia Cerato was launched in South Korea in late 2008 under the Kia Forte name—a name used in most international markets. The "Cerato" name has been retained in some markets, such as Australia, South Africa and Brazil. In Singapore, the second generation model is badged "Kia Cerato Forte".