- New cosmetic and feature upgrades
- Likely to get a new mild-hybrid technology
The upcoming 2019 Hyundai Elantra has been spotted on test in a production ready form. The camouflage indicates that the vehicle will be offered with a fresh set of exterior and interior upgrades. It is believed that the international-bound Elantra facelift will be offered with new powertrain options as well.
Based on what can be seen, the new model features an imposing cascading grille with chrome detailing which complement the new grille section. The front also sports a redesigned bumper with small air intakes and projector lights with integrated sequential LED DRLs. Apart from a new alloy wheel design, the sides look more or less same as the current generation model. The rear section has been updated with a large model name badging on the centre, below the Hyundai logo, while tail lamps have been redesigned for freshness.
Mechanically, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra will continue to be powered by 2.0-litre petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engine options, in manual and as well automatic transmission options. Reports indicate that internationally, it might be offered with a new SmartStream G1.6-litre petrol engine that generates 121bhp of power and 154Nm of torque. This time around the vehicle is also expected to be offered with a mild-hybrid technology.