Hyundai has revealed the 2019 Elantra for India, and has announced that its prices will be out on 3 October. Bookings for the upcoming mid-size sedan are now open. The Elantra is currently in its sixth generation, and the upcoming model is a thorough facelift of the current Elantra.
The mid-life facelift of the sixth-gen Elantra is on sale in some of the global markets already. It was launched in the US in September 2019. As far as cosmetic updates are concerned, the 2019 Elantra features an entirely redesigned front end, with a sharp headlamp design and a new bumper. Changes at the rear are also significant, with the number plate moving down to the bumper from the boot lid. There are changes to the alloy wheel design as well.
Hyundai has not yet revealed the interior of the updated Elantra, however, we expect the changes to be in-line with the update overseas. So, it is expected to get a new center cluster with revised air vent design and new infotainment system. There will be updates to the features list as well, however, exact specification of the Indian model are yet to be revealed.
It is rumoured that the updated Elantra will be available with just a petrol engine, the same 2.0-litre unit that does duty on the current model. The 1.6-litre diesel engine, which is on offer on the outgoing Elantra, will not continue in the new model.
The price of the outgoing Elantra (petrol) starts at Rs 13.82 lakh and goes up to Rs 18.91 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). We expect the new model to remain in the same ballpark. The diesel Elantra, on the other hand, starts from Rs 15.13 lakh and goes up to Rs 20.04 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).