Hyundai will bring the new Elantra, called Avante in some markets, to China in June next year. The Elantra will be made in China by the Beijing-Hyundai joint venture. Engines: 1.6 and 1.8, mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
Beijing-Hyundai currently makes two generations Elantra side by side: the current ‘new’ Elantra is called Elantra Dongyue and the old Elantra is simply called Elantra. The last car is mostly sold to taxi companies, the Elantra Dongyue is a popular affordable car for families. It is not yet sure what will happen to these current cars. Earlier we heard they would both continue and that the new-new Elantra (Avante) would get a different name.