Hyundai Elantra Touring To Abandon Station Wagon Bodystyle
The next Hyundai Elantra Touring will ditch the traditional station wagon bodystyle and adopt a more compact hatchback shape, as consumers warm up to cars like the Ford Fiesta which are heavily promoted in 5-door guise.
Hyundai CEO John Krafcik told Autoblog that the current Elantra Touring would complete its lifecycle, and a new model would debut in a couple years. The new car would continue to be based on the Hyundai i30, a European-market station wagon that is sold here as the Elantra Touring.
By the time the new car is launched, the 2012 Ford Focus will also be on the market, and will likely be the stiffest competition for the new Elantra.
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