2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift will get redesigned exterior and updated interior while the engines could be BSVI compliant
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) will be on a product offensive this year as the arrival of the Venue compact SUV on May 21 will be followed by a range of new launches. It includes the electric version of Kona along with the new generation Grand i10. The hatchback is expected to be accompanied by the facelifted Elantra during this festive season and here are the five changes you need to know on the updated D-segment sedan:
1. Completely Revised Exterior:
The biggest update in the facelifted Elantra will be on the exterior. The Elantra is already a top-class sedan in terms of elegance and the changes made to the facelift will further enhance its appeal. It gains a redesigned triangular-shaped headlamps, revised bumpers up front and rear, brand new fog lamp housing, slimmer Cascading front grille, redesigned bonnet section, new boot structure, sportier set of alloy wheels and more appealing LED tail lamps with new graphics.
2. Updated Interior:
The 2019 Elantra will come equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, updated processor for intuitive operation, redesigned multi-functional steering wheel and revised instrument console as well as new switchgear.
3. Could Get Blue Link Connectivity As Venue:
Hyundai unveiled the new generation Sonata last month with features such as a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.23-inch infotainment display with Blue Link services. The upcoming Elantra is anticipated to get the in-car connectivity solutions as the soon-arriving Venue compact SUV.
4. Launch Likely This Festive Season:
With rising competition, Hyundai is expected to debut the updated Elantra during the festive season (September or October) to capitalise on the positive buying sentiments customers will have during that period.
Do not expect any mechanical changes to accompany the facelifted Elantra as the existing 1.6-litre diesel and 2.0-litre petrol powertrains will be carried over. However, since the executive sedan will likely go on sale towards the closure of this year, the engines could be updated to meet BSVI compliance.
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