The South Korean carmaker, Hyundai is planning to give a mid-life update to the Elantra premium sedan, claims a report. The new Hyundai Elantra 2019 (aka Hyundai Avante) will make its global debut in South Korea in August, 2018. Though, its India launch is likely to happen sometime next year.
For the 2019 model year, the saloon will witness minor aesthetic and feature upgrades. Globally, the new Hyundai Elantra 2019 will receive a new petrol powertrain along with a new gearbox. The India-spec model might retain its existing engine setup. Read – Hyundai 8-Seater SUV Under Development
Design and feature details of the new Hyundai Elantra 2019 are still under the wraps. Though, it is likely to get a heavily revised front fascia. The saloon could feature Hyundai’s new signature Cascading grille instead of the angular hexagonal unit and slightly revised headlamps. The front turn indicators might also be shifted to the bumper as we have seen in the new Kia K3 compact sedan (aka Kia Forte). Read About – 2018 Hyundai Creta Facelift
While the existing version of the saloon has taillamp integrated rear turn indicators, the facelifted model could get separately fitted turn signals on the rear bumper. Hyundai might also relocate the license plate to the rear bumper.
As mentioned above, the new Hyundai Elantra 2019 (global-spec) will receive the SmartStream G1.6 petrol engine producing a peak power of 123PS at 6,300rpm and a peak torque of 154Nm at 4,500rpm. Besides this, the saloon will also get the SmartStream IVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission). Both the SmartStream powertrain and the gearbox have already been used in the new Kia K3. Check Out – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
The global-spec version of the saloon will also continue to come with a range of petrol and diesel engine with displacements ranging from 1.4L to 2.0L. Currently, the India-spec Elantra is available with a 2.0-litre GDi petrol and a 1.6-litre VGT CRDi diesel engine that make a top power of 150bhp with 190Nm and 126bhp with 265Nm respectively. Transmissions on offer include a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic and a 7-speed DCT unit.
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