2019 Hyundai Elantra is a great example of when you take something that’s working and make it look even better. In it’s current generation, Elantra was introduced in 2016, and the 2019 design update is a mid life cycle boost.
The sixth-gen Elantra first went on sale in early 2016, and its new design update gives it an edge to keep the fight strong against segment competitors like the Toyota Corolla. The noticeable design update includes a redesigned front fascia, fenders, grille and headlamps.
Simplistic and minimalist rectangular LED daytime running lights are new and bold. 15-inch to 17-inch are also available across six trim levels. 2019 Hyundai Elantra also features a redesigned hood, trunk, bumpers, and taillights. Even the licence plate fixture has been lowered. While the base variant is available with 16″ wheels, top end variants are offered in a choice of choice of 17″ or 18″ wheels.
Changes inside the cabin include multiple tweaks. Air vents, instrument cluster, and HVAC controls are changed, and the steering wheel too has been redone. Hyundai SmartSense safety and convenience tech are available starting at SEL trim.
While Hyundai has offered a multitude of changes for more pep and style, what’s under the hood has been carried forward. Elantra continues to get power from two four-cylinder powertrains – a 1.4-litre engine that returns 128 hp; and its 2.0-litre engine that returns 147hp. Elantra Sport to be powered with a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine will be launched later in 2019.
2019 Hyundai Elantra is available at an entry price point of $17,100 (Rs 12 lakhs). A total of 8 variants are on offer. Top variant, Sport Elantra MY 2019 is priced at $23,500 (Rs 17 lakhs). Launch of this new Elantra in India is expected to take place next year.