Hyundai Secret Weapon? New Elantra Touring

MORE HYUNDAI ELANTRA @ INSIDELINE.COM: “Boring is better than stupid” might be an axiom applicable to haircuts, aircraft design and your behavior at the office holiday party, but with a car as compelling as the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring, it’s a shame Hyundai didn’t go for something a little more stupid in the way it looks. Even in Chili Pepper Red, the otherwise exceptional Elantra Touring comes off like a diminutive Hyundai Veracruz, which is to say, a fine-looking and competent vehicle, but, yes, boring. If the final version of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring had resembled its original design sketch, we think it would’ve been easier to get people to notice it rather than merely consider it. Because it’s an exceptional car in its class.

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