Hyundai Elantra: Third generation (XD; 2000Ц2006)

Third generation (XD; 2000Ц2006)

An all-new model (codename XD) was launched in 2000. The wagon was dropped in favor of a five-door hatchback. Starting in 2001, all American models came with standard front and front-side airbags, air conditioning, power locks, power windows, and power steering. This simplified dealer inventories and repairs and also sought to improve Hyundai's image of "value" cars.