Hyundai is on a massive product offensive in the Indian market this year. After having tasted success with the Venue compact-SUV, having introduced a game changing EV with the Kona and a huge volumes Grand i10 Nios which was launched less than 100 hours back; the South Korean car manufacturer is gearing up for another product. News is doing the rounds that the Elantra facelift will be launched in September 2019.
When you look at the picture, the Elantra facelift looks more like an all-new car thanks to the edgy design update. This is a mid-life makeover for the Elantra and it rivals the likes of Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia and Toyota Corolla. Of course, the pricing would be worked upon when this facelift sedan arrives.
Changes include an in-your-face cascading grille, sharp LED headlamps with DRLs, new front bumper, new fog lamps, healthy dose of chrome accents, new alloy wheels, new LED tail lamps and new rear bumper. Inside, the Elantra facelift will get new upholstery and new touchscreen infotainment with connected technology. The Elantra already has good features on the list which includes a sunroof, ventilated seats, reversing camera, ABS with EBD, multiple airbags, leather seats, premium audio system, etc.
Powering the 2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift could be a BSVI version of the 2.0L petrol engine which is a 4-cylinder motor producing 152 HP of power and 192 Nm of torque. The diesel engine till April 2020 might still be BSIV and is a 1.6L block pumping out 128 HP of power. Both engines will come with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox options.
Expect Hyundai to pull a bunny out of the hat with low introductory pricing compared to competition. While the sedans are diminishing on the sales front, being whacked by SUVs, brands are still confident that there would be steady sales to still have these cars in showrooms.