Hyundai is hosting a briefing at their HACHI technical center in Michigan, and Autoguide is on hand for the various presentations today. The first one focused on the upcoming Elantra, and CEO John Krafcik revealed some important details.
Among them was a claim that the Elantra will get 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, and that all models will achieve this figure, not just a special “ECO” model like the Chevrolet Cruze. The Elantra’s new generation 1.8L four will feature variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust, produce 82.4 horsepower per liter and pump out 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque.
Hyundai will officially revealed the 2011 Elantra at next week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, and you can check back for updates on our Los Angeles Auto Show coverage section, as well as our Twitter feed. Check out Autoguide’s Twitter feed for more updates.