Recently, a spy video of the facelifted Hyundai Elantra testing in Delhi has been revealed.
After the launch of the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios last month, Hyundai is gearing up for the launch of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra this month. The vehicle is in its final stage of local testing and has been spied several times on Indian roads, the most recent of which is in New Delhi. Firstly, let's have a look at the video that shows a camouflaged test mule of the upcoming model.
2019 Hyundai Elantra (facelift) spied
The Hyundai Elantra is going to get such considerable upgrades that it can be considered an all-new model. In the front, the vehicle features Hyundai’s signature cascading grille which comes in line with the redesigned sharper front bumper. Some of the other outstanding features of the new Elantra in the front include more polishing LED headlights, triangular fog lamps and newly carved crease lines on the bonnet, all of which give the sedan a more aggressive appearance.
On the side profile, now, the 16-inch alloy wheels have become standard features on the vehicle. Coming to the rear, its restyled combination lights come with sharper decorations. The rear bumper has also been updated and integrated with reverse lights and a registration plate. The boot lit features a neater design and an ‘ELANTRA’ lettering which is placed in the centre and spreads across the width of the boot lid.
The spy images have not revealed anything about the interior of the new Elantra. However, it is expected to get major updates from the previous version. The car is likely to be equipped with a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with many connectivity features, multi-zone climate control, leather seat coverings and ventilated seats, etc.
The interior of the new car is also expected to experience plenty of updates.
The motor options for the new Hyundai Elantra is expected to remain unchanged with a set of both petrol and diesel motor. The power/torque figures of the engines are also kept intact. The 2.0-litre 4-cyl naturally aspirated gasoline burner can generate 152 PS against 192 Nm; the 1.6-litre oil burner is good for 128 PS against 260 Nm. While the petrol unit will enter the updating process to comply with the BS-VI emission standards soon, the diesel one will be discontinued soon once the stricter norms come into effect.
The Elantra is currently priced from INR 13.82 lakh to INR 20.04 lakh. A slight increase in the prices can be anticipated for the new Elantra once it is launched. With this price range, the facelifted Hyundai Elantra will compete against the Toyota Corolla Altis, Skoda Octavia and Honda Civic.