Hyundai Motor India recently launched the Grand i10 Nios and is now planning to introduce the facelifted Elantra in September this year. The facelifted model is likely now in its final phase of local testing now.
Majority of facelifted Hyundai models come with thorough updates and the Elantra is no exception. It will bring along a slew of noticeable design changes which will make it look like an all-new model instead of just a facelifted one. The new Elantra flaunts a cascading grille at the front which complements the remastered front bumper which now looks sharper. The new Elantra also sports sleeker LED headlamps and triangular foglamps which makes the front look more intimidating. It new Elantra also features prominent crease lines on the bonnet.
At the rear, the new Elantra features redesigned combination lamps with sharper graphics, new bumper with reverse light integrated into it and new tailgate featuring centrally positioned 'ELANTRA' lettering. Unlike on the old model, the registration plate is on the rear bumper.
On the sides, the Indian-spec new Elantra will likely feature new 16-inch alloy wheels as standard.
Just like the old Hyundai Elantra, the new Hyundai Elantra will likely be launched with 152 PS 2.0-litre four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol and 128 PS 1.6-litre diesel engine options. 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic should be the transmission choices. The petrol engine c0uld be in upgraded, BS-VI version, though, while the oil-burner will likely be a BS-IV compliant unit and should be discontinued by March 2020.
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