2019 ASEAN-spec Hyundai Elantra launched in Malaysia
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With a host of cosmetic and feature upgrades, Hyundai has launched the ASEAN-spec version of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra in Malaysia
2019 Hyundai Elantra officially launches in Malaysia.
The Elantra nameplate has been popular in India ever since it was introduced as the second premium model to enter the country after the Sonata. The current-generation Elantra made its way to Indian shores in 2017, after the model skipped a generation in our market. Hyundai then introduced a facelifted version of the current-gen Elantra in the US last year. Now, the company has finally introduced the facelifted version of the latest-gen Elantra in Malaysia built to Asian-spec.
2019 Hyundai Elantra gets a very aggressive front-end design.
From the outside, there is quite a substantial difference in the car’s looks from the pre-facelifted version. From sharp lines to angular creases, the Elantra now looks more menacing than ever. In the front, the 2019 Elantra gets a fresh LED headlamp design, new trapezoidal-shaped front grille, bumper design and fog lamp housings. Step to the side and the biggest difference you’ll find here are the newly-designed alloy wheels which specific for the ASEAN countries. Step to the back and the aggressive design continue here as well to complete the whole look. On the outside, the facelifted Elantra differs between left-hand drive markets from right-hand drive market by just a matter of new alloys and added chrome accents.
New Hyundai Elantra's rear profile is as chiselled as the front.
While inside, the changes to the cabin are majorly focussed on an added dose of sporty aesthetics. What you get now is a new steering wheel, a new pattern for the gauges, chrome inserts for the aircon vents and a new layout for the climate control buttons. Fresh changes on the 2019 Hyundai Elantra include a new infotainment system integrated with Hyundai’s BlueLink system and wireless phone charging round off the changes on the inside. Surprisingly, the version launched in Malaysia got manual AC controls and just a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Hyundai Motor India's flagship sedan gets even more premium inside than ever before.
Unsurprisingly, when the new Elantra does make its way to our shores, it will be offered by the same engine choices as before. The first will be a 2.0-litre petrol engine making 152bhp and 191Nm of torque, the second will be a 1.6-litre diesel making 128bhp and 260Nm of torque. The transmission choices with both engine remain the same as well, with a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic being on offer. The 2019 Hyundai Elantra will be launched in India in a few months time.