The Elantra Facelift features 14 new improvements and upgrades, which makes the vehicle the perfect C-segment car in the market. It is also much sharper in looks as compared to its predecessor with a slight tweak on the car’s exterior. Improvements are reflected in the interior of the car with the introduction of several new advanced features.
The overall length of the Elantra Facelift has increased to 4,550 mm, 20mm longer than its predecessor, while maintaining its wheelbase. With front and rear bumpers extended by 5mm and 15mm, respectively, the new facelift projects a more stable, balanced look. The newly-designed front bumper, radiator grille, fog lamps as well as the adoption of *LED Light Guide and *Projection Headlamps add a dynamic, high-tech feel to the Elantra. The redesigned alloy-wheels and rear combination lamps also accentuate the Elantra’s premium car image. (* The LED Light Guide and Projection Headlamps are available for 1.6 Premium & 1.8 Premium only.)
The facelifted Elantra maintains the same powerplant with a choice of two engines, Nu D-VVT 1.8-litre MPI and Gamma 1.6-litre MPI D-CVVT. Mated to six-speed transmissions and both engines deliver impressively more horsepower while consuming less fuel.
The Elantra also features the latest active and passive safety technologies to ensure maximum protection for its occupants such as Ultra-high Tensile Strength body, ESC (Electronic Stability Control), ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and HAC (Hill-Start Assist Control) – applicable across all variants. The 1.6 Premium and 1.8 Premium variants come with six airbags.
The global sale of the Elantra has reached 10 million units recently, which makes it the first Hyundai model and one of only 10 cars in the auto industry to achieve that record. The Elantra, which was launched 24 years ago in 1990 was able to reach this mark by selling an average of 420,000 units a year or approximately 1,100 units a day.