While the Elantra is easily the boldest D-segmenter in the market, Hyundai has been busy readying a mid-cycle facelift for its globally successful sedan. Recently, images of an undisguised Elantra facelift surfaced online, thereby almost completely revealing the upcoming model. The new Hyundai Elantra facelift will first launch in its home market. That said, it has good chances of making it to our country by mid-2019.
As we were expecting, the upcoming Hyundai Elantra facelift gets a host of styling changes for its exterior. At the front-end, there’s a bolder cascading-effect grille. The new grille is not only wider but also more upright. The sleek headlamps of the current car have been replaced with sharper, trapezoidal units that are connected to the grille. The headlamps feature projector setups along with LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs). There’s also a new chrome band that runs across the lower part of the updated bumper. The refreshed Elantra looks bolder and even more modern than the current car, which is saying a lot as the current model already has a sufficiently modern design.
At the rear, the upcoming Hyundai Elantra facelift gets a new boot lid that is flanked by a set of sleeker LED tail lamps. The redesigned boot lid and the new tail lamps make the car look wider. There’s also a new dual-tone bumper that gets a couple of reflectors. While we are yet to get a glimpse of the interior, Hyundai is likely to introduce a handful of new features. The Elantra is also expected to get an upholstery change.
Engine options will most likely remain the same. That said, the mild-hybrid system that was introduced on the refreshed Tucson premium SUV is likely to make it to the refreshed Elantra, too. In India, the Elantra rivals the likes of Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla Altis. In our country, the Elantra is available with two engine options – 1.6-litre, turbocharged Diesel and 2.0-litre, naturally-aspirated Petrol. Both the motors get manual and automatic transmission options. Currently, prices of the Elantra start at Rs 13.69 lakh and go all the way to Rs 19.69 lakh.
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