The facelifted Hyundai Elantra was officially revealed in August 2018 and is already on sale internationally. Now as per a new report, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra will be launched in India as a petrol-only model.
The BS-VI emission norms are making diesel engines unfeasible for many mainstream cars sold in India, and the Hyundai Elantra seems to be one of them. It is continues being manufactured with a 1.6-litre diesel engine post facelift. However, very low demand for the diesel engine in the pre-facelift model in India has led to the decision of skipping it in the facelifted model. Throwing the numbers on the table, 214 pre-facelift petrol units were sold between April and July this year, while the sale of pre-facelift diesel units during the same period was just 90 units.
The Hyundai Verna and Hyundai Creta will no longer share the 1.6-litre diesel engine with the Hyundai Elantra from early next year. They both will switch to the Kia Seltos' newly developed 1.5L diesel engine by March 2020. The volumes provided by the Hyundai Elantra alone aren't sufficient enough for making the BS-VI upgrade feasible. So, it's very clear why it has been decided to drop the 1.6-litre diesel engine in the Hyundai Elantra with the mid-cycle refresh in our market.
The facelifted Hyundai Elantra will be sold in India with the same 2.0L petrol engine as the old model at launch. This naturally aspirated unit's BS-IV version produces 152 PS at 6,200 rpm and 19.6 kg.m (192.21 Nm) of torque at 4,00 rpm. Similarly, 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic should be the transmission choices.
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra (facelift) is expected to be priced from INR 14-15 lakh (ex-showroom).
[Source: Autocar India]