Korea – 2014 Hyundai Avante (Elantra) to get diesel power

Nithyanandh

Nithyanandh K,

As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

The 2014 Hyundai Avante/2014 Hyundai Elantra makes its South Korean premiere on 24th of August. Hyundai Korea has already started teasing the renewed sedan through image uploads.

2014 Hyundai Elantra
The new headlamp detailing is the highlight of the Hyundai Elantra/Avante facelift.

Auto.hankyung.com writes that the Hyundai Avante facelift will offer a diesel engine for the first time. South Korea is a petrol favoring nation but diesel cars are making inroads gradually, thanks to their better fuel efficiency and perennially improving drivability.

The diesel motor is the 1.6 litre 128PS unit which is found in the Indian and European Elantra. For Korea, this engine will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The car also comes with gasoline engine options such as the 130PS 1.6 litre MPi and a 150PS 1.8 litre MPi.

2014 Hyundai Elantra Avante facelift teased
The previous teaser gave away some of the other changes in store including new taillights, alloy wheels and a segment-first auto park.

The Fluidic Sculpture design principles carried through to its well-equipped interior formed the Elantra’s USP. No wonder Hyundai’s stylists haven’t made changes to the sheet metal’s design dialect on this update. Changes on the body are reserved to new headlamps featuring HID bulbs, integrated LED daytime running lights, and reprofiled taillights. The interior is expected to continue without many changes.

Soon after the Korean launch, we learn that the 2014 Hyundai Elantra/Avante would be launched internationally in a phased manner.

[Source: Auto.hankyung.com]

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