South Korean automaker Hyundai has begun production of the facelifted Elanta D-Segment sedan. The facelifted Hyundai Elantra is all set to arrive in India next year. Here are the new uncamouflaged spyshots of the facelifted Elantra, which reveals the styling changes to the car in a lot more detail than the recent crop of spyshots, in which the car was camouflaged with a masking tape.
As the new pictures reveal, the facelifted Hyundai Elantra will have a much more aggressive looking front -end, with new headlamps, a new grille and a new bumper. At the rear as well, changes are quite sweeping. The tail lamps are new, and so are the boot lid design and the bumper. Overall, the facelifted Elantra looks nothing like the current, 6th generation model it’ll soon replace.
Changes on the insides haven’t been revealed yet. It would be safe to expect a lot of feature additions considering the fact that the Elantra is one of Hyundai’s best-selling mid-sized cars globally. Wireless charging, a new infotainment interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a few other feature inclusions are likely on the facelifted Elantra.
Under the hood, status quo could be maintained. The petrol motor for the Indian market, the 2.0 litre naturally aspirated unit with 150 Bhp-192 Nm, mated to 6 speed manual and torque converter automatic gearbox options, is expected to remain. The diesel will be the 1.6 litre turbocharged unit with 126 Bhp and 260 Nm. Like the petrol, the diesel will offer similar transmission options. Markets abroad could get a turbocharged petrol engine as well. While it’s likely that the facelifted Elantra could command a slight price premium over the current model, we won’t be surprised if Hyundai takes an aggressive approach and keeps the prices unchanged.