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Auto Shoppers Focusing More on Fuel Efficient Vehicles

As our gas prices rise, more and more people are changing their focus to fuel efficient cars over anything else.

2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Hyundai Elantra
April 19, 2011 - PRLog -- As our gas prices rise, more and more people are changing their focus to fuel efficient cars over anything else. In the past couple months, auto shoppers surveyed by AutoTrader.com indicated they would consider more fuel efficient vehicles for their next car if gas prices continue to rise.

During this study conducted through AutoTrader, visitors were surveyed between March 14 and April 4 and found more Americans are ready to change car buying and other driving and lifestyle habits as a result of rising gas prices.

From the study, %49  of respondents indicated they would cut back on eating out and %46 said they would be cutting back on summer vacation plans.

We are sure you already know, but gas prices are rising past $3.60 right here in Oklahoma with other markets hitting $4 per gallon! If you are looking to upgrading, trading in your gas guzzler now is the time. Gas prices are only rising, come see what your options are for owning a fuel efficient vehicle today.

According to the top-searched new-car list, fuel efficient models like the Hyundai Elantra, Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Cruze are among the more popular.

If you’re like us, here in Oklahoma, we drive everywhere! Owning a fuel efficient sure would make things a lot less stressful. Why don’t you check out the 2011 Hyundai Elantra averaging 40 mpg highway. This is one amazing vehicle.

Highlights of the 2011 Elantra:

All-new fifth generation Elantra compact sedan
“Fluidic Sculpture” design
Launches with new 1.8-liter “Nu” engine and in-house six-speed automatic transmission
40 mpg highway on all models with A/T or M/T
Best-in-class standard fuel economy
Improved fuel efficiency by up to 18 percent over its predecessor
More fuel efficient than Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla
Production began at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama in November with shipments to dealers before year-end
“Class-above” mid-size car interior volume
Standard VSM, ESC, TCS, ABS with Brake Assist and EBD
Touch-screen navigation with rearview camera and iPod®/USB inputs
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition
Segment first: Heated rear seats
Hyundai’s ‘Fluidic Sculpture” design

Hyundai engineers considered the interplay of wind and wanted to create the illusion of constant motion, much like the design qualities of the Sonata so they came up with the ‘Fluidic Sculpture.’ This design gives the Elantra a compact athletic face with an assertive stance along with the long, flowing lines much like the Sonata.

After the design elements were in place the next thing on the agenda was to raise the MPG through the powertrain and Hyundai engineers succeeded with a 40 MPG Powertrain, an 18 percent improvement in fuel economy from the previous Elantra models.

Under the hood of the Elantra is the featured 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 hp and 131 lb-ft of torque giving the Elalntra a fuel economy of 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway with the six-speed automatic transmission or manual transmission.

This Nu engine features an aluminum block with a cast iron cylinder liner, cylinder head and crank giving the Elantra a 30 percent lighter block than the iron block shedding more than 74 pounds off the entire engine weight.

Safety Features Safety, always on our minds when shopping for the perfect vehicle, has been taken to the next level in the all-new Elantra with the introduction of Vehicle Stability Management (SM) with is similar to the one found in the Hyundai Equus. VSM manages the Electronic Stability Control (ESM) and the Motor-Driven electric Power steering (MDPS).

Along with the VSM feature, the Elantra has six featured air bags: duel front, front seat-mounted side-impact and front and rear side curtain airbags and includes a state-of-the-art braking package with four-wheel disc brakes and an Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) including Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).

The 2011 Elantra is an affordable and comfortable vehicle that makes for the perfect family car focusing more on performance, practicality and safety. Offering one of the most comfortable and spacious cabins in the small car class, the Elantra is well worth a look. Because it is so roomy, it works well as a starter car, affordable and comfortable, with a good-sized trunk for storage.

Hyundai is committed to its consumers offering unexpected luxury amenities and a high level of attention and personalized service.

All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program which now includes the 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty. Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000 mile power train warranty and 5-year complimentary Roadside Assistance in addition to the highly acclaimed vehicle return policy introduced in early 2009.

Edmond Hyundai new and used Hyundai dealership located at 14137 N. Broadway Extension in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Our 2011 Hyundai lineup includes: Accent, Azera, Elantra, Elantra Touring, Equus, Genesis, Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tuscon, and Veracruz.

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Edmond Hyundai is a new Hyundai and used car dealership located in north Oklahoma City and south Edmond. We sell Hyundai parts and accessories. We service and repair all models of cars, trucks, vans and suv. Visit us at http://www.edmondhyundai.com

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