The Hyundai Lavita was a multi purpose vehicle (MPV) produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai, from 2001 to 2010. It was also marketed as the Hyundai Matrix in Europe and Southeast Asia, and as the Hyundai Elantra LaVita in Australia. It was mechanically related to the Hyundai Elantra (XD) and was designed by the Italian company Pininfarina.
|Hyundai Lavita (FC)|
Pre facelift Hyundai Elantra LaVita (Australia)
|Also called||Hyundai Matrix (Europe and ASEAN)|
Hyundai Elantra LaVita (Australia)
Inokom Matrix (Malaysia)
|Production||2001–2007 (South Korea)|
|Assembly||Ulsan, South Korea|
İzmit, Turkey (Hyundai Assan)
Kulim, Malaysia (Inokom)
Cairo, Egypt (Ghabbour Group)
Athens, Greece (Hyundai Hellas AEBE)
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door Hatchback|
|Engine||1.6 L Beta I4 (petrol)|
1.8 L Beta I4 (petrol)
1.5 L VM R315 U-Line I3 (diesel)
1.5 L U-Line I4 (diesel)
|Wheelbase||2,600 mm (102.4 in)|
|Length||4,025 mm (158.5 in)|
|Width||1,740 mm (68.5 in)|
|Height||1,685 mm (66.3 in)|
Sales commenced in August 2001, and continued until the end of 2010, when it was replaced by the ix20.
The Lavita is a five door, five seater hatchback and is available in 1.5, 1.6 and 1.8 litre petrol engines. The 1.8 has a top speed of 114 mph (183 km/h) and a 0 to 60 mph time of 11.3 seconds. In Europe, there were versions also available with turbo diesel engines, these were available from September 2001.
In Malaysia, the Lavita was locally assembled as the Inokom Matrix, which is available in both 1.6L and 1.8L petrol engine options. Hyundai facelifted the model in 2005. For 2008, Hyundai unveiled a second facelifted version at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2008.
It underwent major changes to the front fascia, similar in style to the first generation i30. New wheels were also part of the slew of changes. The C pillar window kink was eliminated. Minor changes were also made to the interior.
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