2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift to be available with a BSVI petrol engine only
OVERDRIVE has learnt from sources that the facelifted Hyundai Elantra, set to be launched in India on October 3, will be available with a single BSVI-compliant petrol motor only. The 1.6-litre diesel is being dropped from the line-up with this refresh.
This motor is the same 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit from the earlier car, making 152PS and 192Nm, although there could be marginal changes in outputs with the addition of the BSVI componentry. This should be available in manual and automatic versions.
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 too 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 boot lid, 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.
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