2014 Hyundai Elantra facelift makes us wish Dewan motors had never stopped

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Hyundai in Pakistan came with the most boring cars ever, and those boring cars delved further into misery when Dewan motors fell in greed for sales of cars and joined the government’s criticized ‘Yellow Cab Scheme’. It was after that Hyundai is remembered as only Yellow Cab.

Though Santro provided the company with some traction and good reviews, but Santro was as well no where close to being a good car especially the first model but people stuck with no options in the hatchback segment, bought it nonetheless until Dewan motors shut shop.

Today, Hyundai makes one of the best looking cars that also give great value for money. Back when I used to live Jeddah, only Toyota and Honda were to be seen and when a couple of months ago I visited again, Hyundai had taken the country by storm. I was stunned to see if not more, but almost equal numbers of Hyundais on the road over there.

So if you’re wondering! How the makers of Santro and Yellow Cab (Excel) pulled out an entire country stuck with Toyota and Honda fever to buy their cars?! Than the new 2014 Hyundai Elantra Korean Spec will tell you exactly that, because good cars with great styling speak for themselves.


Hyundai released the images of Avantime, as it is called in Korea, it’s home country, what the updated 2014 Elantra would look like.

The car is a compact sedan to battle the likes of Honda City for example and if it were to be launched in Pakistan, Honda City would’ve been TKO’d. Total Knock Out.

This model, which is the fifth generation is only three years old so the updates are rather minor but there are quite a few updates which include a revised front and rear fascia, new headlights with LED running lights, LED taillights and few new wheels options to choose from.


There are few updates to the interior as well, it has received visual changes mainly to buttons and controls however, Hyundai has also added few options to increase comfort within the car such as ventilated driver’s seat, heated steering wheel and rear HVAC vents.



And this car just further saddens us as if Dewan Motors would’ve continued making Hyundai here, today, they could’ve been easily the market leaders as Pakistanis no matter how much obsessed they are with resale, surely appreciate good looking cars.

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  1. Mian Rizwan says

    Hyundai is good car.

  2. Shiraz Akhtar says

    hyundai accent elantra and sonata r most running cars in ksa, time is running out for toyota lovers, no body ask here about civic or city.

  3. Munawar Jamal says

    Sonata is a beautiful car and more and more Asians are buying it. In Pakistan what price are you willing to pay for this car as CKD?

  4. Abdul Satar says

    when they going to launch in pak.

  5. Baber Kaleem Khan says

    Sonata was here, the previous dull shape, and it sold for 2-2.5 million rupees. Elantra though, if it sits around 1-1.3 million rupees, it could in a couple of years completely win over the market.

  6. Asif Malik says

    In Pakistan its difficult to capture Corolla or Honda market coz After Sale service & resale values, no one compete with Honda or Corolla. In past I have Hyundai Santro 1000 cc Efi much better than Suzuki Alto Or Mehran in 2005. Resale value is very poor. Now where is Company & its service centre. Main Example of other leading companies like Nissan, Mitsubishi & Chevrolet in Pakistan is history now. So in my opinion we cant break the monopoly of local assemblers like Toyota, Honda & Suzuki.

  7. Kaleem Kashani says


  8. Sohaib Ikhlaq says

    agree asif sahib one more company you are missing is KIA hahahhaha right coz i purchased spectra three time 2001 2003 and 2001 just one time i took the car for little bit tunning and the compny charged me 6000 + bill and after that company closed now…………..local markets

  9. Wajid Jutt says

    Pakistan Free Classified website.You can post free classified ad with out registration on LMF and buy and sale everything through LMF. LMF provides online classified jobs , as well as newspaper Jobs.

  10. Hassan Raza Bukhari says

    hundai is emerging company in whole of the world , now a days i have santro car which is outstanding car,it is very difficult for 1000 cc cars compete santro, i want santro back to pakistan like india.

  11. Ali Cheema says

    Your wish has come true. Company produced 82 santro in jan and sold 18. 🙂

  12. Ammar Mehmood says

    correction, elantra is a direct competitor of compact cars, i.e corolla and civic, unlike mentioned in the article. Hyundai Accent is the rival to honda city both i.e sub-compacts.

  13. Jawad Mehmood says

    Kamaal beautiful yaar..

  14. Yasmin Tasleem says

    Beautiful Mashaa Allaha

  15. Omar Farooq Jameel says

    They resumed production. In Nov 13.

  16. Abdussattar Akhtar says

    dear ammar can you contact me on my cell no 0300 4233757

  17. Anonymous says

    I live in KSA, and I have Elantra GT. Its amazing. Hyundai is offering out standing range, in KSA Hyundai leave Toyota and Honda so far away, here Accent, Elantra, Sonata, Azeera, I40, I30, I20, Tucson, Santafe on every road of the kingdom. At least Accent, Elantra, I30 and I20 should be in Pakistan. Suzuki (the same shape I'm looking from the centuries ago). Even KIA is so much improved now, but unfortunately we are stuck on Toyota and Honda. Sad…

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