Facelifts tend to be comprehensive at Hyundai, and the Elantra is the perfect example. If not looking at car’s profile, the exterior would make one think now that it’s a fully redesigned, new generation model. The front and rear fascias are entirely new.
At the front, the sixth-gen Hyundai Elantra gets a Cascading grille, a sharper bumper with more pronounced outer ends in which the repositioned turn indicators and the new fog lamps are combined in a triangular shape and triangular, LED headlights and a redesigned hood with more crease lines with the mid-cycle refresh.
On the sides, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra features new 15-, 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels. Like the pre-facelift model, the facelifted model will come with only 16-inch alloy wheels in our market. Internationally, there’s even an option for 15-inch steel wheels with covers.
Moving to the rear-end, the newly designed, combination lamps have sharper graphics and do not include the reverse light. The reverse lights have been moved to the bumper, which is much sportier than that of the old model. The tailgate has a cleaner design, thanks to the relocation of the license plate to the bumper and the ‘Elantra’ branding in block lettering.
Inside, the Hyundai Elantra has borrowed the Hyundai i30’s steering wheel with the mid-cycle refresh. New, chrome-laden HVAC vent grilles and a redesigned climate control panel have enhanced the elegance of the cabin. The instrument cluster and housing are also new.
The 152 PS 2.0-litre petrol engine and the 128 PS 1.6-litre diesel engine offered in the old Hyundai Elantra in India are offered in the facelifted model internationally. So, the facelifted model may also be offered with these same engines in India. However, while the old model comes with the BS-IV version of these engines, the new model will likely come with the BS-VI version of these engines.
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra will likely be priced from around INR 15 lakh (ex-showroom).
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