Hyundai is always seeking different ways to one-up its Japanese competitors. They have announced that a brake override system will be standard equipment on its full line of vehicles, starting this month.
In all actuality, all 2012 Hyundai models with the exception of the Elantra Touring were already equipped with a brake override system. So why the announcement, and why now? The announcement may be a little jab at Toyota, whose unintended acceleration problems led to a Congressional investigation, widespread recalls, and prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to push the requirement of brake override systems on all new cars. However, the announcement is more likely about the end of Elantra Touring production than anything else.
Hyundai Elantra Touring Will Be Reborn
The previous Hyundai i30, on which the Elantra Touring was based, has been redesigned. Reviews of the new model have already began to show up on foreign automotive websites. The U.S. market will not receive its version of the i30, dubbed the Hyundai Elantra GT, until later this summer.
Be on the lookout for the GT in June at Orlando Hyundai! Of course, we will issue a full report. Until then, stay posted with the latest news via Facebook and Twitter!
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