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Saturday, February 16, 2013

MEGA Close up: Hyundai Elantra MD 2013

In this blog entry, I'm posting a MEGA PHOTO GALLERY on Hyundai Elantra 1.6 and 1.8 MD.  110+ photos to be exact.  In this photo gallery, you'll SEE ALL 7 Colours of the Elantra MD in full glory.

I written a brief test drive review on the Elantra back in 31 March 2012 

Picture left: The Elantra MD looks best at this angle. 

Back then, I rated the car 6/10 due to my misconception of this car.  You see, I thought it's CKD back then.  But I discovered something in October 2012.  The Elantra MD's actually SKD (Semi-Knock Down) from South Korea.  NOT CKD as I previously thought.  The car's Assembled in Korea.  Doors, lights and tyres taken out before shipping to Malaysia and "Reassembled" in Kulim, Kedah.  This is to get lower price.  I heard from Hyundai Sime Darby HQ, if they didn't do this, the Price will be RM15,000 higher.

I also driven both the 1.6 and 1.8 back to back.  Guess what, the 1.6 High Spec is up to 20% more Economical per full tank, almost identical in acceleration, has sweeter engine sound, better Sound system (From Korea) vs Locally fitted Flyaudio OR Hanns DVD, GPS Touchscreen player and lastly, RM16,000 Cheaper.  Ie. the 1.6 High spec's more BANG-FOR-THE-BUCK than the 1.8.  

The 1.8 Premium excels at High speed highway cruising where the 20hp extra Max power and 21Nm extra torque outshines the 1.6. Fuel consumption in Highway is very Close to the 1.6 variant.  At 100km/h cruising at Nkve, the Rpm is at 1900rpm only. This is make possible thanks to the 6 speed Automatic gearbox.  Extras like Cruise Control, 10 way electrical adjustable Driver seat (more versatile seating position), Nappa Leather (more comfortable) and Electric Tilt-slide glass Sunroof (think Genting trip) makes it a PERFECT Outstation runner.

Put it this way, for City driving and Fuel Economy go for 1.6 High Spec priced at RM98,888 OTR With insurance.  For Highway cruising, comfort and frequent outstation trip, go for the 1.8 Premium priced at RM114,888 OTR with insurance.  You can't go wrong with either 1.6 High Spec or 1.8 Premium.  I don't recommend 1.6 Std as it lacks VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) aka. Advanced Traction control and supervision cluster aka. Trip computer!

Hyundai Elantra 1.6 Std Manual's GOOD BUY too at RM88,888 OTR with Insurance but heard it produced 1 batch every 4 months so be prepared for LONG WAIT.  You've been warned.

Note that ALL MODELS Don't come with Paddle shift and Electronic folding side mirrors.

Hence I review my rating.  New rating: 8/10 for 1.6 Std 6 speed Manual, 7/10 for 1.6 Std Auto, 8.5/10 for 1.6 High Spec and 8.5/10 for FULLY LOADED 1.8 Premium.

Well, since I reviewed the Elantra MD before, let's proceed to What's new for 2013 followed by my MEGA Photo gallery.

Above: Changes in 2013 Year Made Elantra vs 2012.  

Without further ado, here are the MEGA Photo Gallery 100+ Photos.  ENJOY:
Above: Sleek Silver, Below: Hyper Silver.  Both metallic.

Above: Clean Blue, Below: Phantom Black, both Metallic

Above: Tomato Red, Below: Santorini Blue. Both Metallic
Below: Creamy White Solid colour.
Above: ALL THE 7 colours shown in full glory.

Below: 1.6 High specs...


 Above: 1.6 Std and High Spec gets Manual adjustable Air Cond.  Below: Factory fitted Korean Head unit.  Much better sounding than Local sourced 1.8 Premium DVD/GPS Touchscreen Navi.















END OF 1.6 High Spec.

Start of 1.8 Premium:





 Above: 1.8 Premium get Locally Sourced Flyaudio DVD+GPS+Reverse camera touch screen player.























 Above: The Graphical User Interface (GUI) of the DVD+GPS Touch screen player.
Below: The Reverse camera in action.











 Above: Majestic view from the Electric Tilt & Slide glass sunroof.  Sunroof opened as I snap this photo.


 Above: Decent quality plastics on dashboard.  Neither Cheap nor Classy looking.


 Above: 10 way electric adjustable driver seats.









 Above and below: More features of the DVD+GPS Touch Screen Player.

 Above: View from outside the Electric Sunroof.

 Above: 485 litres (Australian measurement, not USA which claimed 420 litres for same car) boot space with 60:40 split folding rear seats ability.


 Above: The rear suspension.




End of MEGA Photo gallery.  If you want to buy this car, please call Jeff Lim (me) at 012-6852-718 OR my Assistant Manager: Eddie Tan at 019-2211126 OR  012-3093-912!.  Best service assured.  Location, Damansara Perdana.  Currently as at 4th May we have 4 units of 1.8 Premium (2 whites, 1 Black & 1 Hyper silver and 0 unit of any 1.6.  AS AT TODAY: Waiting list for 1.6 Std 2 months, 1.6 High spec 6 weeks, 1.8 READY STOCK!!!  

Hurry, 1st come 1st serve. (WATCH THIS SPACE in Red letter, I will update Every week on stock availability).

I will give free Full tank, RM500 subsidized tinting for either Raytech, 3M or V-Kool (you can choose from these 3), Free Logo change from INOKOM to Hyundai and free smart-tag.  To top it off, a bit of Cash rebate will be thrown in but don't expect much as this is Hyundai Best seller.  Best seller means Low Margin to play with.

Already owned this car OR Planning to buy this car?
Head to this forum for FRUITFUL DISCUSSION about this Car:
LYN Official Hyundai ElantraMD CLUB Ver.8
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/2689745
ALSO:
Official Malaysia Elantra MD Club Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/Msia.EMC

LASTLY:
SPEEDOAUTO.  1 stop Bodykit, auto-fold mirror, DRL, Strut bars and ALL Korean cars related accessories.  Highly recommended!
http://www.speedoauto.com/shop/category.php?id_category=58&p=4


That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  An original Jeff Lim's Production.  If you want to Copy, please give me credit or give links to this blog.  Copy like a man, don't plagiarise. 

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