The refreshed Hyundai Elantra has come with tweaked styling, added features and a single BSVI-compliant 2.0-litre petrol engine.
The current-gen Elantra was introduced back in August 2016 and newer models like the tenth-gen Honda Civic or the facelifted Skoda Octavia have stolen the limelight of the car in recent time. That’s why Hyundai feels a need to work on a mid-life makeover of the Elantra to spruce up things around the model. After months of testing and teasing, the new Elantra facelift has been finally launched at the price starting from Rs 15.89 Lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The updated sedan is now available in S, SX and SX (O) variants.
The mid-life facelift of the Hyundai Elantra has been launched in India, priced from Rs 15.89 Lakh (ex-showroom).
Notable changes have been made both inside-out and under the bonnet of the Elantra. The all-new sedan comes with a range of cosmetic tweaks such as a big cascading grille on the front end, making it in line with Hyundai’s new family vehicles.
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Additionally, it gets revamped headlamps, LED daytime running lamps, a muscular bonnet, angular fog lamps housing and newly-designed alloy wheels. The new Elantra’s rear end sees the presence of a redesigned bumper, new sharper wraparound tail lamps that have been extended further to the boot lid. The Hyundai Elantra facelift is now being offered with five exterior body colour options – namely black, white, red, blue and silver.
The Hyundai Elantra facelift comes with Hyundai Blue Link, making it the first connected sedan in India.
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra is also updated with more features on the inside. A new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay finds its way to the dashboard. What’s most exciting here is that the new Elantra gets Hyundai’s Blue Link connectivity, one that debuted on the successful Hyundai Venue, making it the first connected executive sedan ever. Other highlighting features on the new sedan include an 8-speaker Infinity premium sound system, wireless charging, a tyre-pressure monitoring system among others. The range-topping variants are even integrated with dual-zone temperature control, leather seats, 10-way power-adjustable driver seat, cooled front seats, electric sunroof, hands-free tailgate operation, cruise control and front parking sensors. Essential safety kits that come standard across the board comprise of six airbags, anti-lock brakes, electric brake-force distribution, hill-start assist and vehicle stability control.
The new Elantra is available with a BS6-spec 2.0-litre petrol engine solely.
Furthermore, the biggest talking point here is the sole BSVI-compliant 2.0-litre petrol engine mated to a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed torque converter while the 1.6-litre diesel mill is discontinued. Remarkably, despite the upgrade to BSVI compliance, the new Elantra still delivers an ARAI-certified fuel mileage of up to 14.6 kmpl for both manual and automatic versions.
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To make it more enticing, Hyundai has brought in a standard 3-year/ unlimited km warranty package for the Elantra. That would provide roadside assistance along with free maintenance service to 3 years/ 30,000 km. Besides, a 3-year subscription of Hyundai Blue Link is also available on the executive sedan.
Bookings for 2019 Hyundai Elantra has been kicked off from September 25. In spite of the Rs 1.5 – 2 Lakh price increment, the Hyundai Elantra facelift is still a cost-effective car compared to other equivalent models in the segment. The new Elantra’s main rivals include the Toyota Corolla Altis, new Honda Civic and updated Skoda Octavia.