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)
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
EnginePetrol engines:
1.5 L Alpha II G4EC I4 (South Korea)[3]
1.6 L Alpha II G4ED I4
1.8 L Beta II G4GB I4
Diesel engines:
1.5 L R 315 I3 turbodiesel
1.5 L U-Line D4FA I4 turbodiesel
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,600 mm (102.4 in)
Length4,035 mm (158.9 in)
4,050 mm (159.4 in) (first facelift)[4]
4,060 mm (159.8 in) (second facelift)[5]
Width1,740 mm (68.5 in)
Height1,625 mm (64.0 in) (without roof rack)
1,685 mm (66.3 in)
Curb weight1,223–1,316 kg (2,696.3–2,901.3 lb)
PredecessorHyundai Santamo
SuccessorHyundai 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.

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.[6]


  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. ^ "2005 Hyundai Lavita phase-I MPV all versions specifications and performance data".
  4. ^ "2008 Hyundai Matrix phase-II MPV all versions specifications and performance data".
  5. ^ "2010 Hyundai Matrix phase-III MPV all versions specifications and performance data".
  6. ^ Koo, John. "2009 Hyundai Matrix Review". Archived from the original on 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2010-10-08.

External links[edit]

Media related to Hyundai Matrix at Wikimedia Commons