The Hyundai Stellar was a mid-size rear-wheel drive automobile that was produced by the Hyundai Motor Company. The Stellar was launched in July 1983. The Stellar was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, but the chassis from the Cortina Mk V was kept. The engine and transmission were licensed from Mitsubishi Motors. Engines available were 1.4 L (4G33) and 1.6 L (4G32) I4s until 1986 (same as the Hyundai Pony, using either a KM119 5-speed manual or a Borg-Warner 03-55L 3-speed automatic) and a 2.0 L engine for 1987. Trim levels included L (base), GL/CL, and GSL/CXL. The GSL/CXL featured power windows, locks and mirrors; remote fuel door, remote trunk, premium sound system, full instrumentation (speed, tach, fuel, water temp, volts, and oil pressure) and available air conditioning, a rather surprising list of features for the year and type of car. For 1987, the Stellar II (Or Stellar 2.0 in Canada) was refreshed.
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