Hyundai has unveiled the 2019 Elantra facelift. This ASEAN spec model looks identical to the Elantra facelift unveiled in the US last year, with some added chrome elements and other exterior updates. The 2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift is also expected to launch in India in the months ahead, at an expected price of around Rs.14-18 lakhs. It is currently being tested on Indian roads.
2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift is the sixth-gen Elantra. Where its exterior updates are concerned, it gets a redesigned front and rear profile. The front end sports a more angular stance and is dominated by sharp triangular LED headlamps, new trapezoidal grille, bumper design and revised fog lamps.
Design changes to the rear include new boot lamp, tail lamps and bumper design with distinctive Elantra badging on its boot lid. Tail lamps sport a geometric LED design and reverse lights. License plate holder is now positioned on the rear bumper. The ASEAN spec 2019 Hyundai Elantra sits on 17” alloy wheels.
Interiors of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift also get updated. It now sports a new steering wheel design, a remodeled instrument cluster and switch gear. Seating is ventilated and is done up in leather. It also sports a 7” touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The ASEAN spec model gets safety features such as reverse camera, 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, tyre pressure monitoring system and vehicle stability control. In global markets, the new Elantra also receives safety features such as forward collision avoidance assist, lane keep assist, driver attention assist and rear cross traffic collision warning as a part of Hyundai’s SmartSense package.
No changes are seen in terms of mechanics and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra for Malaysian markets will continue to be powered by a 2.0 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine. Slated to be launched in India later this year, the new Hyundai Facelift will be powered by the current engine lineup. These include the 2.0 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine offering 152 PS power and 192 Nm torque and 1.6 liter diesel engine offering 128 PS power and 260 Nm torque. Transmission options stay the same at 6 speed manual and 6 speed AT while the company could introduce a dual clutch transmission as well. It will rival the Honda Civic, the Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla Altis.