2011 HYUNDAI AVANTE (ELANTRA)
Hyundai had its world-premiere of the all-new Avante compact sedan, the company’s best-selling model worldwide, at the 2010 Busan International Motor Show.
Hyundai has applied its latest 1.6L Gamma Gasoline Direct Injection engine 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 Avante delivers a peak output of 138 hp and maximum torque of 123 lb-ft.
The new Avante will delight and surprise with a raft of other advanced features not found on other compacts, including HID (High Intensity Discharge) headlamps, LED combination lamps in the rear, heated rear seats, puddle lamps and a color TFT LCD information display nestled in the gauge cluster.
2011 KIA K5 NEXT GENERATION OPTIMA
Kia Motors Corp, the country’s second-largest carmaker, unveiled the mid-sized sedan K5 for the first time in Korea or normally known as Optima or Magentis
The 2011 Kia K5 is available in three all-new and fuel-efficient Theta II powerplants, a 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder, a 2.0-liter GDI turbo engine or a 2.4-liter hybrid
The new car is based on the design philosophy of the K7 luxury sedan and the K5 is longer and wider than the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima and will be the most spacious mid-size sedan available in Korea
Additional components such as the power panoramic sunroof, leather seat trim, memory driver’s seat, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel and an Infinity 6 5.1 surround sound audio system with HD Radio, and eight speakers delivering in excess of 500-watts of system power and voice-activated navigation system with a seven-inch screen.
The interior of the K5 model features unique black leather woven seat trim, black interior trim with carbon insert film and metal accent, Supervision meter cluster with LCD display, center fascia and meter housing, soft trim with French seams, steering wheel paddle shifters, metal pedals and lighted metal door scuff plates.