Hyundai Lavita

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Hyundai Lavita (FC)
2001-2004 Hyundai Elantra LaVita (FC) GLS hatchback (2011-11-18) 01.jpg
Pre-facelift Hyundai Elantra LaVita (Australia)
Manufacturer Hyundai
Also called Hyundai Matrix (Europe) and (ASEAN)
Hyundai Elantra LaVita (Australia)
Inokom Matrix (Malaysia)
Production 2001–2007 (South Korea)
2007–2010 (Turkey)
Assembly Ulsan, South Korea[1]
İzmit, Turkey (Hyundai Assan)[2]
Kulim, Malaysia (Inokom)
Cairo, Egypt (Ghabbour Group)
Athens, Greece (Hyundai Hellas AEBE)
Designer Pininfarina
Body and chassis
Class Mini MPV
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tiburon
Kia Spectra
Kia Sportage
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)
Predecessor Hyundai Santamo
Successor Hyundai ix20

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.

In the end of 2010, it was replaced by the ix20. Sales commenced in August 2001.


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". Retrieved 2010-10-08.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hyundai Matrix at Wikimedia Commons