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Canadian Car of the Year: Hyundai Elantra Wins at 2012 Toronto Auto Show

Canadian Car of the Year: Hyundai Elantra Wins at 2012 Toronto Auto Show

Only a month after being named the 2012 North American car of the year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the Hyundai Elantra has won the 2012 Canadian Car of the Year award.

Steve Kelleher, Hyundai Auto Canada president, said the win was a “vindication for all the effort Hyundai designers and engineers invested into the project.”

The Elantra gets great gas millage with 4.9L / 100km highway (40 MPG) and 6.9L / 100km (29 MPG) in the city. Running a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower.

This is the second time that Hyundai has won both awards in the same year back to back in the past four years. The Genesis luxury sedan earned both titles in 2009.

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  1. Paul

    March 4, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I had a 1998 Elantra when I was in college. It had a 1.8-litre twin-cam engine which was enough for car of this size (127hp) but it wasn’t very economical – the mileage was about 9l/100KM in the city. On the other the car was absolutely flawless – I had it for four years and I only had to change the muffler (salted roads…) and the cam sensor. We were checking the new Elantra with my wife at the Canadian Auto Show and we really like its new sporty image but I am very suspicious about the mileage – 6.9l/100KM in the city for a 1200kg car with 148hp? This doesn’t really seem very credible to me. I am going to research more about this and if these numbers are true then maybe we will consider buying it.

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