2019 Hyundai Elantra Facelift scheduled for launch on 3 October in India.
Has been on sale globally for over a year now.
Will have more features.
The diesel engine dropped from the lineup.
The price will increase slightly as well.
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra Facelift has been a while getting to India, but it is now finally scheduled for launch on 3 October. Among the changes will be more features, and the diesel engine will be dropped from the lineup.
The Elantra’s petrol engine will generate 152bhp and will be available with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic. The advent of the BS Vl emission norms has had a lot of manufacturers move away from the diesel engine option, plus the sales data of the segment that the Elantra is a part of has shown that buyers have an overwhelming preference for the petrol versions of late.
If a diesel engine is required later, Hyundai can always draw on the unit that powers the upcoming Creta and/or Seltos, which is already on sale in the Indian market in the case of the latter product.
The Elantra will upgrade a number of things with the facelift, including fitting the top-spec versions with LED headlamps, tail lamps with light guides, and an interior that updates itself to the current trends, including a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Elantra competes in the segment that includes stalwarts like the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis, and Skoda Octavia. At the target price, there are far more SUV competitors, including segment leader Hyundai Creta and new entrants Kia Seltos and MG Hector. The Elantra is expected to get a mild price hike and should begin at Rs 14 lakh or so, going all the way up to Rs 21 lakhs or so.