2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift spied again ahead of launch
Rumours on the internet suggest that the 2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift is set to launch in India by the end of this month. With this date fast approaching, Hyundai seems to be putting the Elantra through its paces on Indian roads quite earnestly. This is the latest in a number of sightings of the new sedan in the past few months.
Given that the facelifted Elantra was unveiled internationally last year, it is fairly clear what the car will look like. The car gets a fairly substantial styling upgrade for a mid-cycle refresh. The front end design is much more angular now. The sharp triangular LED headlamps and the new larger trapezoidal grille are the major changes. The front bumper and fog lamps too have been updated to reflect this new design theme.
In profile, there don't seem to major changes other than a new alloy wheel design internationally, the test mule seen here seems to be running smaller, higher profile tyres with more conservative styling. The rear again has had a lot of work done to it in the same angular theme. There is a new bootlid, new tail lamps and a bumper that now incorporates the number plate housing. The tail lamps look especially detailed with new LED detailing.
The interiors get a minor refresh with 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. A new infotainment system and wireless phone charging round off the changes on the inside.
Significantly, the international spec car gets a host of safety features with this new upgrade. These include a forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning with active lane control and rear cross traffic alert.
Engine options have been carried over from the previous car. This means that the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor with 152PS/192Nm and the 1.6-litre diesel 128PS/260Nm continue as is. Transmission options are a 6-speed manual and automatic.
Internationally, the Elantra is also available with a 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol motor which put out 130PS and 204PS.
Spy image source: IndianAutosBlog
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