- Upcoming Hyundai Elantra Facelift will be offered in three trim levels
- Two gearboxes will be on offer, a manual and an automatic
- Only a single petrol engine will be on offer
- Features include the BlueLink technology that debuted in the Venue
Hyundai has revealed the variants that the Elantra 2019 will be launched in. Hyundai’s premium sedan contender will be available in three variants, called S, SX and SX (O).
The S variant is the entry-level variant and will not offer the automatic transmission, even as an option. The mid-spec SX will offer the automatic as an option, and the top-spec SX (O) has the automatic only on offer – the manual gearbox isn’t even an option. All three gearboxes will channel power from a BS Vl compliant 2.0 litre four cylinder petrol engine that generates 150bhp and 192Nm. No diesel engine is on offer right now, but if there is demand for one, Hyundai will no doubt make the 1.5-litre oil burner from the Seltos available to Elantra buyers as well.
The new Elantra looks radically different from the outgoing one even though it is a facelift and not a new generation of car, and has been on sale globally for a year now. It adds LED headlamps and a rear number plate that moves to the bumper from the tailgate. There is much sharper overall styling to the car, and it will be available in five colours: black, blue, red, white, and silver. The Elantra will also get a tech upgrade, and offer the BlueLink connected car tech that debuted in the Venue.
The Elantra competes in the Rs 16 lakh – Rs 25 lakh price with sedans like the Honda Civic, Skoda Octavia, and Toyota Corolla Altis. It also has to compete with a bunch of SUVs like Hyundai’s own Creta, the MG Hector, Mahindra XUV 500, and Kia Seltos. It will be launched the day after tomorrow, on the 3rd of October.