The 2019 Hyundai Elantra (facelift) has been undergoing road testing in India for quite some time now. Recently, Twitter user Anuj Gurwara spotted it in Hyderabad and he has shared its spy video on Twitter.
Like most facelifted Hyundais, the facelifted Hyundai Elantra has a substantially updated design. The front and the rear fascias are entirely new, and that too to such an extent that would make one think that it might be an all-new model.
Starting off with the front-end, it features a cascading grille which is complemented by a sharper bumper with more pronounced outer ends. The turn indicators have been repositioned, and the earlier projector-beam headlamps have been replaced with sleeker and sharper LED headlamps. Also worth noticing is a redesigned hood with new crease lines.
Coming on to the sides, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra rolls on new 15-, 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels. The Indian-spec facelifted model will get the 16-inch alloy wheels as standard, just like the pre-facelift model. Internationally, there's an option for 15-inch steel wheels with covers as well. In symmetry with the front-end, the rear-end has received newly designed combination lamps with sharper graphics, and the reverse lights have been re-positioned to the bumper, which also sports a new design. The tailgate design looks cleaner, as the license plate has been moved down to the bumper and the 'Elantra' block lettering on it looks very elegant.
On the inside, the facelifted Hyundai Elantra carries the Hyundai i30’s steering wheel, while the instrument panel, along with housing are also updated. There are also new chrome-laden HVAC vent grilles, and the elegance of the cabin has been further enhanced by a redesigned climate control panel.
Speaking mechanically, the facelifted model will likely be powered by BS-VI compliant 2.0-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines which produce 152 PS and 128 PS respectively in their current, BS-IV form. These engines are available in the facelifted model internationally as well.
Expect the 2019 Hyundai Elantra to be priced from around INR 15 lakh (ex-showroom).