Hyundai Lavita

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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)
2001-2004 Hyundai Elantra LaVita (FC) GLS hatchback (2011-11-18) 01.jpg
Pre facelift Hyundai Elantra LaVita (Australia)
Also calledHyundai Matrix (Europe and ASEAN)
Hyundai Elantra LaVita (Australia)
Inokom Matrix (Malaysia)
Production2001–2007 (South Korea)
2007–2010 (Turkey)
AssemblyUlsan, South Korea[1]
İzmit, Turkey (Hyundai Assan)[2]
Kulim, Malaysia (Inokom)
Cairo, Egypt (Ghabbour Group)
Athens, Greece (Hyundai Hellas AEBE)
Body and chassis
ClassMini MPV
Body style5-door Hatchback
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
RelatedHyundai Elantra
Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tiburon
Kia Spectra
Kia Sportage
Engine1.6 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)
Wheelbase2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length4,025 mm (158.5 in)
Width1,740 mm (68.5 in)
Height1,685 mm (66.3 in)
PredecessorHyundai Santamo
SuccessorHyundai ix20

Sales commenced in August 2001, and continued until the end of 2010, when it was replaced by the ix20.


Pre facelift Hyundai Elantra LaVita (Australia)

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.[3]



  1. ^ "Hyundai Zahlen und Fakten 2008" (PDF). Hyundai Presselounge. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
  2. ^ "Guide to assembly plants in Europe (2008)" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-10-08.
  3. ^ Koo, John. "2009 Hyundai Matrix Review". Archived from the original on 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2010-10-08.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Hyundai Matrix at Wikimedia Commons