Korean automaker, Hyundai is reportedly to launch the long-awaited Elantra facelift in the Indian market this September. The updated model will directly rival the segment leader Honda Civic and the Skoda Octavia. A new media report claims that the new Hyundai Elantra will be offered solely with a Petrol engine option.
The updated Hyundai Elantra is said to be offered with the BS6 compliant 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine. The BS4 version is currently available in the outgoing model.
The report claims that the Hyundai Elantra facelift is unlikely to receive a diesel engine option at launch. However, the diesel powered model could be launched at a later date. Instead of the current 1.6-litre U2 CRDi diesel motor, the Elantra facelift could receive the new BS6 compliant 1.5-litre unit that also powers the Kia Seltos. This engine is capable of producing 115bhp of power and 260Nm of torque.
The Hyundai Elantra facelift will look largely identical to the updated Elantra LHD model, which was introduced in 2018. However, the India-spec model will receive cosmetic changes in the form of new alloy wheels and chrome enhancement. The cabin of the Elantra facelift for our market will be very similar to that of the LHD model. In terms of features, the 2019 Elantra gets automatic projector headlamps, leather upholstery for seats, steering wheel and gearbox, a 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, and 17-inch alloys.