South Korean automaker Hyundai has officially revealed the 2019 Elantra facelift globally. Hyundai had launched the Elantra sedan just two years ago and the sedan has proven itself an amazing choice in a segment that’s tough and where it has had to take the competition both from more established rivals as well as the ever popular small crossover offerings. Currently, Elantra is the best-selling car in Korea and is in the top 7 best-selling sedans in the US.
Getting a mid-life update, the newly revealed 2019 Hyundai Elantra gets new windshield, with re-shaped headlamps with LED DRL’s, revised grille, a more muscular bonnet, triangular fog lamps. The look at the exterior is completed with new 18 inch aluminum wheels with intricate triangular design giving it a sharper and angular look, while at the rear it gets new trunk lid, new taillights integrated into a new boot lid with the Elantra badging and the number plate holder and reversing lights have been moved down into the redesigned new bumper.
At the inside, the upcoming Elantra Facelift will be offered with an 8.0 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with Bluetooth as standard, while the top- end variants will also get Qi- compatible wireless device charging and a standard infinity premium sound system with eight speakers and Clari-Fi music restoration technology. The outgoing model on the other hand offers the 7.0-inch unit.
Talking about the safety features, the 2019 Elantra will get blind spot monitoring, driver attention alert, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning with active lane control and rearview camera as standard on all 2019 Elantra trims with a cross-traffic alert system.
Under the hood, the facelifted Elantra sedan will be offered with the same engine options as the existing model. The powertrain options include the 1.4 liter 4 cylinder turbo petrol engine producing 130 bhp, the 1.6 liter 4 cylinder turbo petrol motor capable of churning out 204 bhp and 2.0 liter naturally aspirated 4 cylinder petrol making 149 bhp of maximum power. Transmission options will include the same 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox. Though the powertrain specifications remain the same, we can definitely expect the automaker to offer engine refinement as well as improved ride and handling package on the sedan.
Though, Hyundai has not revealed anything about the India launch of the 2019 Elantra but the sedan is expected to come to the Indian market sometime next year. When launched, the Elantra Facelift will take against the likes of the Skoda Octavia, Toyota Corolla and the recently revealed India-bound Honda Civic facelift. Other than the Elantra Facelift, Hyundai is currently preparing for the festive season launch of the AH2 hatchback in the country and also working on two SUVs for the Indian market – the recently spied compact SUV codenamed- QXI and an even smaller, Renault Kwid-rivalling micro SUV. Both the cars are expected to be introduced some time in 2019.
Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming 2019 Hyundai Elantra Facelift.