Hyundai Elantra: Second generation (J2, J3; RD, RD2; 1996Ц2000)


Second generation (J2, J3; RD, RD2; 1996Ц2000)

Launched in 1995, the second generation (codename RD or J2) was offered as a sedan and station wagon. It was sold in the South Korean market as the "Hyundai Avante" in sedan form and "Avante Touring" in the wagon body style. Some export markets such as Australia and Europe received the series as the "Hyundai Lantra" as per the first generation. Australian market wagons were titled "Lantra Sportswagon".

    First generation (J1; 1990Ц1995)
    Launched in 1990, the Elantra (codename J1) received a mid-term facelift in 1993. The Hyundai Elantra was facelifted in 1992 for the European market, adding Hyundai's current logo to the grille, alth ...

    Third generation (XD; 2000Ц2006)
    An all-new model (codename XD) was launched in 2000. The wagon was dropped in favor of a five-door hatchback. Starting in 2001, all American models came with standard front and front-side airbags, air ...