Hyundai global has started testing an updated version of the Hyundai Elantra sedan. Pictures of the car testing in Korea have emerged, though it is heavily camouflaged and hides most details. However, a few changes are prominently visible that is expected to inspire the Indian spec car too.
In the spy pictures, it is clear that the all-new Elantra will get updated bumpers and new tail-lamps. The shape of the tail lamps are similar to the current version but minor tweaks give it a fresh look. The new Elantra may introduce Hyundai’s new tail lamp design that replaces the current LED elements with new horizontal LED slats that give it a more premium look. The boot lid design has become a lot sleeker too and the position of the number plate has been shifted to the rear bumper to give it a cleaner tail.
Apart from this, the new Elantra will retain its exterior shape but there can be significant changes to the body creases, which are not visible right now due to the camouflage. The interiors are also expected to be updated with new shades of colour and a new infotainment system. Hyundai has always been known for providing a long list of features and the new Elantra may get a few additional features too. However, the current model is quite loaded in every aspect.
Globally, Hyundai may also introduce the all-new Smart Stream engine in the Elantra but there’s no concrete information available as of now. The car is powered by both petrol and diesel engine options in India and the all-new model will continue to offer both.
Hyundai India sells the Elantra through the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route. Soon after the international launch, which is expected to happen by late-2018, we may see the arrival of the new model in the Indian market. The car will compete with the likes of Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic, in the Indian market, when it is launched.