The 2019 Hyundai Elantra (facelift) has been spied test in India on several occasions previously. A new report says that it will be launched in the country in September.
The mid-cycle update brings along quite a few exterior changes. Like most of the facelifted Hyundai cars, the new Elantra carries noticeable design differences, so much so that it might be mistaken for an all-new model. At the front, it flaunts a cascading grille which sits above a sharper bumper with more pronounced outer ends, sleeker and sharper, LED headlamps and repositioned fog lamps. Even the bonnet is a redesigned unit, with new crease lines.
On the sides, the new Hyundai Elantra can be had with 15-inch steel wheels or 15-, 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels globally, but in India, 16-inch alloy wheels will be standard.
In sync with the front-end design, the rear section gets remastered combination lamps with sharper graphics. The rear bumper obviously has been given a new design along with re-positioned reverse lights. The licence plate has also been shifted to the bumper. The tailgate design is also in a new design, and it features the model name in block lettering.
Like in the old model, 152 PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol and 128 PS 1.6-litre diesel will be engine options and 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic will be the transmission choices. While the petrol engine will be upgraded to BS-VI, the diesel engine will be discontinued by March 2020.
The Hyundai Elantra rivals the likes of Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis and the Skoda Octavia. Its prices currently range from INR 13.82-20.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and will likely be increased with the facelift.
[Source: Autocar India]