Straight Expectations review of the Hyundai Elantra Yuedong.

By Mark Andrews

South China Morning Post.

The Hyundai Elantra Yuedong is a competent commuter, but it won’t set your heart racing, writes Mark Andrews

Hail a taxi in Beijing and you have a one in three chance it will be a Hyundai Elantra. Last year sales hit the half million mark 40 months after the car’s introduction to the Chinese market. Since April, the fourth generation has been on sale as the Elantra Yuedong. In true China “old cars never die” style, the third generation will continue to be built for fleet users such as taxi companies and the police, and the new car is aimed at young managers.

The fourth generation is quite a departure from the old model, which, although solid, was – let’s face it – boring. Beijing Hyundai has taken the car sold in the rest of the world and modified it for the Chinese market.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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