Hyundai has restyled the svelte Elantra to suit the conservatism of customer taste in China by giving an all-new front end, as well as giving it a new name, Langdong. Ditching the hexagonal radiator grille outlay as the rest of the world, Hyundai Langdong gets a more conservative looking front end with two-tiered radiator grille where the upper one is a simple pentagonal item, chromed surround and garnished with two chromed horizontal bars. The lower radiator grille is almost similar to the Malaysian Elantra, albeit in less "smiley" shape and gets two horizontal slats.
The car debuted at Beijing Auto Show which is currently on-going. The name Langdong which can be literally translated as dynamics for the young and new generation. The car is aimed to capture mid-range sedan market in China, which together with the Santa Fe, are meant to increase Hyundai presence in China automotive scene. More details after the jump.
The rear end of is as per other Elantra with no style difference. So is the what lies underneath the body, Langdong is powered by the duo of 1.6L and 1.8L engine The former is the Gamma 1.6L MPI D-CVVT engine which adopts an all-aluminium construction and equipped with Dual Continously Variable Valve Timing systems. This 1,591 cc engine kicks out 130PS@6300rpm and 157Nm@4850rpm. The 1.8L version meanwhile is the Nu MPI D-CVVT, punching out 150PS@6500rpm and 178Nm@4700rpm. Both engine can be paired with 6 speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmission.
For more detail gallery of Hyundai/Inokom Elantra, please refer to MMN detail launch coverage HERE.