Spied: Hyundai Elantra Facelift Testing In India
The flagship sedan offering from Hyundai India, the Elantra facelift was revealed earlier in August. As the sedan is yet to be launched in India, the upcoming Elantra has been spotted testing in the country ahead of its launch in 2019.
According to the spied images, the rear three quarter and side profiles of the 2019 Elantra which looks a lot more upmarket than the current car. Also the sedan looks more aggressively styled compared to the outgoing model. The heavily camouflaged Elantra test mule also shows a sharply sloping roof that flows into the boot, giving the sedan an almost coupe- like design. The slightly raised section on the boot lid indicates is most probably the lip spoiler that Hyundai added to the rear end. Other features revealed by the test mule includes the new tail lights, which look sharper than the ones on the current model and feature a new LED signature lighting pattern, 16- inch alloy wheels as default offering for the Indian market, though both smaller and larger wheel sizes are also on offer in other markets.
The upcoming Elantra is already on sale in the United States. The sedan features new triangular headlamps, which give the sedan a much more aggressive look up front and the headlights placed into the new version of Hyundai’s signature cascade grille design and the front bumper sculpted and featuring sharp angles adding to the aggression of the design. At the inside, it gets 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. Also, 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.
Under the hood, the 2019 sedan is likely to retain the engine options currently available on the outgoing model. The existing Elantra for India draws power from either 2.0- litre petrol or a 1.6- litre diesel engine. While the 2.0- litre petrol engine produces 150 Bhp and 192 Nm of torque, on the other hand the 1.6- litre diesel is good for 126 Bhp and 260 Nm of torque. Both the engines are offered with 6-speed manual and automatic gearbox options. However, Internationally the Elantra is also available with a 1.4- litre and 1.6- litre turbocharged petrol motor which put out 128 bhp and 203 bhp.;
Currently, Hyundai Elantra comes with features such as Projector headlamps with LED position lamps, Electric Sunroof, 10-way Adjustable Power Driver Seat, Dual Zone Fully Automatic AC, Rear AC Vents, Glove Box Cooling, Front & Rear Seat Headrests Height Adjustable, Drive Mode Select, Hands Free Smart Trunk, Auto Cruise control and Wireless charging. The safety features onboard include 6 airbags, ABS & EBD, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Hill Assist Control, Front Parking Sensors, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear-View Camera, Automatic Headlight Control and Projector fog lamps.
Prices of the current Elantra start off at Rs 13.71 Lakhs up to Rs 18.80 Lakhs for the petrol variant. The diesel variant starts off at Rs 15.02 Lakhs up to Rs 19.94 Lakhs (ex- showroom, Delhi). The sedan rivals against the likes of Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla Altis. It will also compete with the upcoming Honda Civic, which is due in the early months of 2019. The facelifted Hyundai Elantra is expected to arrive in India in the first half of 2019. Stay tuned to V3cars.com for further updates on the upcoming Hyundai Elantra facelift.
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