What Is Rhode Island’s “Unofficial” Car?

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Rhode Island’s Unofficial Car is…

Now Rhode Islanders are always talking about how quirky we are. And we tend to be odd in certain ways that might not be considered “cool”. In Newport, we all want to be wearing Ray Bans while at the wheel of a sailing yacht, but the rest of the state can struggle to achieve that kind of cool.

So, with sales in Rhode Island 452% higher than the national average, the automotive model that separates Rhode Island from the rest of the country is…


The Hyundai Elantra Coupe

Car & Driver had this to say about the Hyundai Elantra:

Sleek styling, a smart interior, and a value-packed options list make the Elantra tempting, so long as you won’t miss agility or fun. The sedan is powered by a 145-hp four-cylinder with a standard six-speed manual; a six-speed automatic is optional. A 173-hp four-cylinder is standard on the Sport and the five-door GT; the manual is standard and the automatic is optional. The Elantra is best for drivers who value whizz-bang features and a sensible price. Enthusiasts should look elsewhere.

So there you have it. Rhode Island’s unofficial car.

Guess this is something we’re going to have to work on.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Automotive Correspondent

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