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.
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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]