Hyundai Elantra Facelift To Launch By September

Hyundai is also readying a facelift for the Verna and Tucson

  • The facelift will come with completely restyled front fascia.
  • Interiors also get some feature additions and minor updates.
  • The Elantra facelift is expected to come with BlueLink connected features.
  • Likely to borrow the BS6-compliant 1.5-litre diesel engine from the Seltos.

The Elantra’s inception in India dates back to 2006 with the third-generation, which was later replaced by the fifth-gen Elantra in 2012. Yes, Hyundai skipped the fourth-gen for India but we got the latest sixth iteration that is currently on sale. Markets abroad, meanwhile, have also got a facelift and Hyundai is gearing up to launch this facelifted Elantra in India by September. Furthermore, the upcoming sedan was also spied testing in India.

The redesigned Elantra sold abroad gets reworked front and rear styling. The front end features a new hood, front fenders, grille and headlights while the rear gets a restyled trunk and new tail lamps. The side profile has not been tinkered with and looks similar to the iteration that is available right now. Although a facelift, these changes are pretty nominal and we expect Hyundai to offer the same in India next month.

A new 8.0-inch infotainment system, redesigned air con vents, new climate control interface, and a new instrument cluster are the noticeable changes inside the cabin. It will also feature a new steering wheel design reminiscent of the one offered in the Kona Electric. Hyundai will also offer the BlueLink connected features that debuted with the Venue. Other features that are expected to make their way are wireless charging and an Infinity premium audio system with 8 speakers including a subwoofer.

The Elantra in India currently comes with the 2.0-litre petrol motor that makes 152PS and 192Nm along with a 1.6-litre diesel good for 128PS and 260Nm of torque. As we had reported earlier, Hyundai will phase out the 1.6-litre and 1.4-litre diesel engines soon, leaving the Elantra with the BS6 1.5-litre CRDi motor from the Seltos. This engine in the Seltos makes 115PS and 250Nm, and Hyundai might offer the same in a higher state of tune. The 2.0-litre petrol unit is likely to be carried on, though there’s a slim chance Hyundai might choose to offer the 1.6L Turbo-GDI engine sold abroad. This engine puts out a healthy 204PS and 265Nm of torque.

Prices of the current iteration ranges from Rs 13.82 lakh and go up to Rs 20.05 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Competition arises from the Skoda Octavia and the newly launched Honda Civic, the former also slated for an update soon. Hyundai, meanwhile, is gearing up for more launches which will come in the form of the facelifted Tucson and Verna, both likely to happen this fiscal.

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