Hyundai Elantra 2012 from Oman visits UAE

Hyundai Elantra 2012 from Oman visits UAE

Hyundai seems to have quietly launched the all-new 2012 Elantra in Oman, though their website has not yet been updated. The vehicle in these pictures was spotted when parked in front of a hotel located in a residential area of Sharjah known for its thriving used car market. The vehicle is registered in Oman and seemed to be some mid-option model with fog lamps. Oman has traditionally received new Hyundai and Kia models several months before the UAE, due to their massive popularity there.

The interior of the car could not be captured as the car windows were tinted. But from what could be seen, the interior seems interesting and rivals those found in the Honda Civic and the latest Fords. Exterior styling is simply outstanding. As evident from the pictures, the car just makes the current-generation Corolla parked next to it, look painfully outdated.

It is unknown as to when the new Elantra will hit local UAE dealers, although this Oman registered vehicle hints at availability soon. Those interested will have to wait and keep a watch on the nearest Hyundai showroom in Dubai and Abu Dhabi as even their salesforce do not know when the new model shall be available for sale.

Photos by Vivek “Oberoi” Menon.

Keep track of updates in the Hyundai Elantra buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. We can no more compare Koreans car design with a Japanese car. The same class vehicle does not look like they are. Hope korean cars are reliable and cheaper to maintain.

  2. Saw the same car yesterday new Sharjah city center. Stunning…

  3. the new elantra is available for sell in Abu Sheghara car market in sharjah, but they are available for export only, I saw many of them there a couple of weeks ago.

  4. “..the car just makes the current-generation Corolla parked next to it, look painfully outdated.”
    omg! So, so true! :O

  5. Anybody know the price of the base model?

  6. In Azerbaijan (where I am from) the new Elantra is already on sale. It comes with only 1.8L (150 bhp) engine and priced @ about same price as old generation Elantra with 2000CC engine. 1.6 was much cheaper…

  7. When is it going to come to UAE? Any Idea?

  8. New Elantra is available at Hyundai Sheik Zayed showroom but only in GLS top spec going for 65k, lower GL grade will apparently be available next month for 55k.

  9. Japanese Cars are gone down the drain… Hyundai is doing great in terms of everything…

  10. Yeah but dealers here are getting kinda snobby. Im in the market right now, and went to check out the Genesis Coupe, only to find out they have no deal on it at all. No free insurance, no service, not even free foot mats 😉

    They just lost a customer. Hyundai’s are good, but the brand name as yet doesnt deserve paying through your nose. They still need to give good deals.

  11. this car is very precious for road. thank for designing this car

  12. Hyundai and Kia have massively revamped their image. Both have launched some stunning lookin cards.This Elantra is shockingly beautiful…adeus Corolla,bye bye!1

  13. elantra is a huge disaster for its current comparators!!!

  14. Hi Guys! I need a bit of help from you all, I am planning to buy a Car for my Office use for the first time in my life, But I am very much confused as to which one shall I go for Hyundai Elantra and Kia Rio is in my options… Please advice, Cheers!

  15. Hi Alim elantra vs rio then its elantra surely

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