Hyundai Elantra facelift launched in Korea - Detailed image gallery inside

13/08/2013 - 18:08 | ,   | Shrawan Raja

Hyundai South Korea launched the Hyundai Elantra facelift (locally known as the Hyundai Avante) today. The Elantra facelift will gradually begin to penetrate international markets and should reach India next year.

2014 Hyundai Elantra facelift front
The headlights and foglights are new.

Hyundai Neo Fluidic Elantra Launch
Current Hyundai Elantra's frontal shot included for comparison.

Like with most recent Hyundai facelifts, the car's dimensions have been increased due to the redesigned bodywork. The new bumpers have increased the car's length by 20mm, extending the overall length to 4.55m.

2014 Hyundai Elantra rear three quarter
The rear features a two-tone bumper, repositioned reflector units and an LED-infused stoplight cluster.

The facelift sees revisions to the foglights which feature tiny wings extending into the bumper, headlamps featuring LED clusters, and new 'diamond cut' 17-inch alloy wheels.

Hyundai Elantra rear
Rear fascia of the current Hyundai Elantra added for comparison.

The rear of the new Elantra is defined by a black two-tone rear bumper, LED rear combination lamps, and an exposed single exhaust outlet shaped trapezoidal and tipped in chrome.

2014 Hyundai Elantra facelift interior
Hyundai has moved the air conditioning vents upward, placing one on either side of the newly installed infotainment screen. The background lighting on the time and aircon readouts has changed from light blue to black.

Interior of the current Hyundai Elantra
Interior of the current Hyundai Elantra for reference. Note the lack of an infotainment display.

The refreshed Elantra features new air vents for rear seat passengers, a 3.5-inch display on the dashboard, 'flex steer' technology (driver chooses between Comfort, Sport and Normal modes) and an advanced parking assistant (Advanced SPAS) that uses ultrasonic sensors to park the automatically in parallel or series layout.

Hyundai claims it has made improvements to the sound insulation. Specifically, road noise and engine noise are claimed to have reduced. The glovebox compartment is redesigned and can chill beverage cans. The sunglass holder is also believed to have been redesigned for better convenience.

2014 Hyundai Elantra facelift headlight and foglight
Hyundai designers have served LED lights on the front and rear fascias of the new Elantra.

Korea becomes the world's second market (the first one being India) to sell an Elantra diesel. The same 1.6-liter diesel engine armed with an Idle Stop & Go system producing 126 hp and 285 Nm of torque fills up the Avante's engine bay. It returns a mileage of 16.2 kmpl in the Korean driving cycle. The existing 1.6-liter gasoline engine's mileage has improved by 0.1kmpl to 14kmpl on the facelift.

2014 hyundai avante facelift rear image
The Elantra is a CKD model in India. How long would HMIL take to announce this model?

The Elantra facelift is priced between 15,450,000 Won (8.44 lakh rupees) to 20,900,000 Won (11.43 lakh rupees) in Korea.

Hyundai Elantra facelift Image Gallery

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