What's Wrong With This Picture: Hyundai Splits The Difference Edition

whats wrong with this picture hyundai splits the difference edition

Is it an Elantra? A Sonata? The answer is neither… this is the sedan version of Hyundai’s “Mr Euro” i40, which launched first as a wagon. It’s the “Korea-Passat” that hopes to show up the “Kraut-Passat,” while taking the brand into the entry-premium space that the Passat CC helped define. And it looks every bit as good as you’d hope an Elantra-Sonata mashup might. Meanwhile, Euro-phile car lovers the rest of the world over now get to deal with the strange phenomenon of having to lust over Hyundai’s forbidden European fruit.



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  • Mpresley Mpresley on May 13, 2011

    "And it looks every bit as good as you’d hope an Elantra-Sonata mashup might..." Good looking, eh? If you like driving a car that looks like a cross between a widemouth bass and Ultraman, I guess it could be right up your alley.

  • Buckshot Buckshot on May 14, 2011

    Nice car. It could be my next car.

  • Inside Looking Out Why EBFlex dominates this EV discussion? Just because he is a Ford expert?
  • Marky S. Very nice article and photos. I am a HUGE Edsel fan. I have always been fascinated with the "Charlie Brown of Cars." Allow me to make a minor correction to add here: the Pacer line was the second-from-bottom rung Edsel, not the entry-level trim. That would be the Edsel Ranger for 1958. It had the widest array of body styles. The Ranger 2-door sedan (with a "B-pillar", not a pillarless hardtop), was priced at $2,484. So, the Ranger and Pacer both used the smaller Ford body. The next two upscale Edsel's were based on the Mercury body, are were: Corsair, and, top-line Citation. Although the 1959 style is my fav. I would love a '58 Edsel Pacer 4-door hardtop sedan!
  • Lou_BC Stupid to kill the 6ft box in the crewcab. That's the most common Canyon/Colorado trim I see. That kills the utility of a small truck. The extended cab was a poor seller so that makes sense. GM should have kept the diesel. It's a decent engine that mates well with the 6 speed. Fuel economy is impressive.
  • Lou_BC High end EV's are selling well. Car companies are taking advantage of that fact. I see quite a few $100k pickups in my travels so why is that ok but $100k EV's are bad? The cynical side of me sees car companies tack on 8k premiums to EV's around the time we see governments up EV credits. Coincidence? No fooking way.
  • EBFlex "I'd add to that right now, demand is higher than supply, so basic business rules say to raise the price."Demand is very low. Supply is even lower. Saying that demand is outstripping supply without providing context is dishonest at best.
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