Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

All-new 2013 Hyundai Elentra makes city debut

  • Print

Hyundai's all-new 2013 Elantra GLs and Elantra coupes, which just arrived in Manitoba dealers' showrooms in early July, are selling like the proverbial hotcakes.

"We sold a lot of our GTs in just the first week," says Murray Hyundai sales rep Pat Guenette. "People like the new styling, the fuel economy and the larger wheelbase, which produces a smoother ride."

The coupe, he adds, is also a very hot model. "We have just two or three coupes left in stock right now," he says, "although more models are on the way."

The new models are powered by a 1.8-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine with dual CVVT. The models get 7.3 litres per 100 kilometre in city driving and five on the highway.

Guenette notes the new models come with more standard features than their predecessors. The GL four-door sedan's new standard features include heated seats, cruise control, air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity. The two-door coupe adds a sunroof to the list of standard features.

The GL base model sells for a base price of $22,000 (including freight). The Coupe starts at $23,000.

 

New Porsche Centre Winnipeg

Exciting things are happening at Auto Haus Volkswagen/Porsche on Pembina Highway. Work has begun on a stand-alone building for the newly renamed Porsche Centre Winnipeg (as of June 1).

Porsche Centre Winnipeg's new home will be in what was formerly Auto Haus's stand-alone autobody shop.

"Our new Porsche building will be a state-of-the-art boutique store," says Porsche Centre Winnipeg general manager Gerald Boiteau. "It will be intimate. It will be a dealership like nothing Winnipeg has ever seen before. It will look more like an upscale jewelry store with lights on all night."

Boiteau reports that all the furniture is on order from Germany. The new store will have a six-car showroom with the finest furnishings imported from Germany -- and a full service and parts department. One prominent feature, Boiteau adds, will be a "fitting lounge" where customers can custom-order their Porsches.

Boiteau notes the new dealership is scheduled to be open for business by early December. That will be about the same time renovations will be concluded at Auto Haus Volkswagen, which will be expanding into the former Porsche space.

The Volkswagen showroom is being expended to accommodate eight vehicles. The redesigned Volkswagen dealership will also be lit up inside all night and resemble a jewelry store.

"We will be adding sales staff later in the year," Boiteau says. "Our sales growth for both Volkswagen and Porsche has been incredible."

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 13, 2012 E2

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Rinelle Harper and family thank man who found her

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A squirrel enjoys the morning sunshine next to the duck pond in Assiniboine Park Wednesday– June 27, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A gaggle of Canada geese goslings at Woodsworth Park in Winnipeg Monday- See Project Honk Day 05- May 07, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Are you concerned about the death of a seal at the Assiniboine Park Zoo?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google