2012 Hyundai Elantra Gets Active Eco System
We’re halfway to 2012, but the 2012 Hyundai Elantra is already on the market, and has received a few updates.
The 2012 Elantra gains Hyundai’s Active Eco System, which comes with all Elantras with an automatic transmission. In a press release, Hyundai says, “The Active Eco System modifies engine and transmission control for improved fuel economy by smoothing out throttle responses. By selecting the Active Eco button, drivers can realize up to a seven percent increase in real-world fuel economy.” With the system, Hyundai says the Elantra will still get the 40 mpg highway rating the 2011 model averages.
In addition to the Active Eco System, Hyundai has added fog lights to the GLS Preferred Package and improved horn sound, among other small changes. The 2012 Hyundai Elantra is available now, and is slightly more expensive than the 2011 model. 2012 Elantras with a six-speed manual transmission start at $15,195, which is $250 more than the 2011 model. Elantra Limited models reach $20,445 without the Technology Package. The Technology Package adds navigation, a rearview camera, a premium audio system and push-button start for $2,100.
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