Debuting at Beijing‘s Auto China 2012, the China-exclusive Hyundai Langdong (“Langdong,” or 朗動 in Chinese) is expected to accelerate the upward momentum of Hyundai in the world’s largest auto market. When translated, the name Langdong means a “dynamic (car) for the young, new generation.”
Looking virtually identical to the Hyundai Elantra sold elsewhere in the world, the Langdong is mainly distinguished by a slightly restyled front grille and lights. Interior features include a navigation system, dual-zone and fully automatic air conditioning; ventilated, fully adjustable power seats with seat heaters; an LCD instrument display; and push-button start.
The Langdong will be offered with Hyundai‘s 1.6L and 1.8L MPI engines. The former produces 93.8 kW (127.4 PS) and 155.5N.m (15.9 kg.m) of torque, while the latter delivers 107.4 kW (146.1 PS) and 174.6 N.m (17.8 kg.m) of torque. Packed with either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions, the Chinese Elantra is said to provide excellent fuel economy that beats its rivals.