Images of the soon-to-be-unveiled updated Hyundai Elantra have leaked onto the internet. The car will first go on sale in the South Korean market sometime next month.
As reported earlier, the refreshed Elantra gets major styling tweaks to its exterior. Its front end is more angular compared to its predecessor, and the signature Hyundai cascading grille has been redesigned to be more upright and wider. The new trapezoidal headlights now merge into the grille and come with individual slats for LED elements, along with projector and daytime running lamps. At the extreme corners of the bumper are new triangular fog lamps. What's also new is the thick chrome band that runs across the lower part of the front bumper. Overall, the Elantra facelift gets a styling that seems inspired by the new Sonata sedan.
At the back, it gets an all-new boot lid design with slimmer wraparound LED tail-lamps that make the car look wider. The license plate's position has been shifted from boot lid to bumper. The dual-tone bumper also gets prominent reflectors, reverse lamps, and rear fog lamp housing.
Hyundai is expected to make minor tweaks to the Elantra's interior as well, and the car could get wireless charging and added features.
The refreshed model is likely to get the same engine options as the current car, and the mild-hybrid tech that was introduced on the updated Tucson SUV recently could make its way into the Elantra as well.
Hyundai is expected to launch the Elantra facelift in India sometime next year, and the executive sedan will take on the likes of the Skoda Octavia and the Toyota Corolla in our market.
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