What Sort Of Car Do You Need In 2018?

If you are looking to purchase a new car in 2018 then it is important you take a careful look at all the options available to you. Here are some of those options.

Petrol, Diesel Or Electric Powered Cars

Firstly you need to decide if you want a petrol fuelled car, a diesel car or an electric car. Now the latter is certainly an interesting one and one that is environmentally friendly. The only issue at present is that there is not as many battery charging points as there should be, but I am sure that will be taken care of in due course. Not so many years ago people were being encouraged to buy diesel cars by the government, now they are being told they are throwing out harmful pollutants and should be banned from our towns and cities, so maybe a petrol fuelled car is a safer option for the future.

Saloons, Estates, Hatch Backs Or Sports Cars To Choose From

Saloon cars are very useful if you have a family, and estate cars and also hatch backs are useful if you often carry large goods or equipment with you. A 4 x 4 is great for rough terrain (or for impressing friends and neighbours) but if you are at present single and you would like to impress the opposite sex then a sports car could be the option for you. I was nearly wiped out by a lorry a few years ago when it supposedly could not see me in my sporty car so I think I will pass on another of these!

It is a good idea to sit down and write down what you want your car for and what would be the main functions you require of your new car, and then decide what sort of car to purchase from there. Being methodical will about your purchase of a new car could save you a great deal of money in the long run.

Then of course there are costs to take into consideration. What you can or can`t afford needs to obviously be brought into the equation. You can of course take out finance to purchase the vehicle of your choice but if you do you need to make sure that the monthly payments will eminently affordable for you.

Essential Factors When Buying Sports Cars For Sale Overseas

When it comes to vehicles, there are numerous types and models individuals can choose from. But, for individuals who have lucrative finances, the best option is to purchase a sports car. However, buying a sports car can be difficult since some models are limited. Fortunately, car buyers can also look for sports car for sale overseas. When doing so, below are some essential factors you need to consider.

Car condition

One of the most essential factors that car buyers need to consider when buying a sports car for sale overseas is its condition. This is very important especially if you are looking for a used one. When checking the condition of the vehicle, it is important that you look for signs of rust as well as repaired parts of the car. In addition, it is also a good idea to call in a mechanic to help you evaluate the engine. However, these tasks are impossible if you are buying overseas. So, the best option is to check the car’s auction inspection sheet. This inspection sheet will provide you with accurate information about the vehicle. Not to mention, inspection sheets also include the auction grade, which can help you determine its value.

Market price

After checking the vehicle, it is also best for car buyers to know its market price. There are some car models that more expensive due to its demand or perhaps, due to its additional accessories such as bigger engine or better handling. Therefore, it is important to do your research to ensure that your investment will be worth it.

Import regulations

It is also important for car buyers to have sufficient knowledge about import regulations. These regulations differ in each country. Thus, it is best that you contact authorities before buying a sports car for sale overseas. Other than that, it is also important that you complete all needed requirements to ensure that import tasks can be completed easily and promptly.

Insurance

Lastly, car buyers must also ask for insurance. Insurance is very important when transporting vehicles since damages such as dents and scratches can easily affect the value of the vehicle. In addition, these damages can be very expensive. By getting an insurance, you are rest assured that any damages in the car during the transport will be shouldered by the importer.

These are some of the most essential factors that car buyers need to consider when planning to buy a sports car for sale overseas.

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Discussed

The 2017 Elantra is Hyundai’s flagship competitor in the compact segment – challenging cars such as the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic.

The Elantra won the Car of the Year award in South Africa, during 2017. This model, guided by the previous winning model’s design credentials, competes favourably in the compact segment.

There are four spin-offs of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. The Executive Elantra 1.6, available in automatic or manual, has a 1.6 litre petrol engine that is naturally aspirated. The third derivative is the 2.0 Elite – powered by a 2 litre petrol engine. Lastly, but certainly not least, the prime Elantra 1.6 TGDI Elite DCT Sport, which has the driving force of a 1.6 litre turbocharged petrol engine.

WHAT HAS CHANGED

Hyundai boasts that the Elantra’s new look not only gives it a more robust road presence, but the exterior design has a practical motive as well.

Hyundai noted that: “Elantra’s architecture was a perfect platform for collaboration between Hyundai designers and engineers to blend advanced styling with functional aerodynamics.”

The new Elantra’s exterior strikes a few slight resemblances with other high-class vehicles such as the Audi and Honda Ballade. The interior has an exclusive feel to it – flaunting top-of-the-range finishings and welcomed spaciousness and excellent driver-oriented design. The Elantra Sport’s interior has discernibly changed. It now has red stitching and sporty seats, as well as a steering wheel with a flat bottom.

The various Elantra models all have leather seats with SoyFoamâ„¢, made from environmentally friendly materials. Other standard features in the new Elantra models include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system – that easily connects your phone in a couple expedient steps, rear Park Assist, electronic windows and mirrors, as well as cruise control. The Elite models are furnished with a PushStart Smart key button, automatic air-conditioning and front windscreen rain sensors.

POWER AND PERFORMANCE

The Elantra 1.6 Executive automatic or manual is offered with a four-cylinder 1 591cc engine, which puts forward 154 Nm torque at 4 850 rpm and 94 kW at 6 300 rpm. Whereas the Elantra 1.6 TGDI Elite DCT Sport comes has a 1 591cc turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which offers 265 N.m between 1 500 and 4 500 rpm and 150 kW at 6 000rpm.

The 1.6 Elantra TGDI Elite Sport brags a Dual Clutch 7-speed transmission, with paddle shifters. The Sports Driving Mode makes tackling rougher terrains easy and seriously fun!

SAFETY IS FOCAL

The safety measures and features of the new Elantra were extensively discussed and planned and the engineers at Hyundai spent much time and effort into ensuring an Elantra with advanced safety features. These include such features as various strength grades of steel for a stronger chassis, which also offers more safety to the vehicle’s occupants. The video of the new Hyundai Elantra crash test shows that if offers more piece of mind when on the road.

The 2017 Elantra also boasts an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) in the Sports model and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and ABS brakes in all the standard models.