Testing of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra Facelift has commenced in India ahead of the expected launch in early or mid next year
Just a couple of days ago, Hyundai was caught on camera testing the facelifted Elantra for the first time in India. The prototype snapped in Ooty performing high altitude tests stands in line with the global updates the sedan received three months ago. It will act as its biggest USP as the design changes are nothing short of radical.
The South Korean auto major has the Elantra as one of its top-notch premium offerings in the country, and it has widely been considered as the best-looker in its segment. The upcoming facelift will further catapult its appeal in the styling department due to a pile of apparent reasons.
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift is expected to be launched in India by the middle of next year. The second largest carmaker appears to be rushing up its preparations as the Honda Civic is making a comeback in early 2019 while the new generation Toyota Corolla cannot be ruled out from entering India in the closing stages of next year.
The comprehensively revised design package consists of an unique triangular shaped headlight assembly, restyled Cascading front grille with added sleekness, updated bonnet structure, more aggressive front and rear bumpers with new fog light housing, etc. Other stand out exterior bits include new design for boot with sportier spoiler, revamped tail lights with LED graphics and set of new alloy wheels.
Stepping inside the cabin, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift features new instrument cluster and switchgear. eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with upgraded processor enabling Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, satellite navigation, newly designed steering wheel, etc.
Hyundai will more likely add a raft of driver assistance and safety features as well while the powertrain options could remain the same. The BSVI compliant 2.0-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel units may not get any change in power and torque outputs. The prices could hover in the region of Rs. 14-20 lakh (ex-showroom) on the updated Elantra.