While India is yet to receive facelifted Hyundai Elantra, the next-gen Hyundai Elantra is already under development internationally. The vehicle was recently spied in a fully disguised form for the very first time, courtesy clien.net.
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra seen here features new LED headlamps, new machine-cut alloy wheels and slightly less sloping roofline suggesting more headroom at the rear. The bonnet appears to be lower and wider in a style inspired by the latest Hyundai Sonata. The codename Hyundai CN7c confirms that this test mule is of the Chinese-spec version. The "c" after "CN7" stands for China.
The new sighting also reveals that Hyundai will offer the next-gen Elantra with a newly-developed 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine known internally as the G4LIII unit. At least China will get the all-new model with this engine. Other options should include 1.4- and 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol units and a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated unit. Instead of a diesel engine, the company may offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain this time globally. A plug-in hybrid variant is available in the current generation model also, but it's exclusive to China. Some of the conventional engines may feature mild-hybrid tech for enhanced fuel efficiency.
India will receive the 2019 Hyundai Elantra (facelift) by the end of this month. It has been reported that this will be a petrol-only model and be launched with the same 2.0L petrol engine as the pre-facelift model. This naturally aspirated unit's BS-IV version churns out 152 PS of maximum power at 6,200 rpm and 19.6 kg.m (192.21 Nm) of torque at 4,000 rpm. 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic will be the transmission choices.
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