Restyling four-door sedan Hyundai Elantra 2019 will be released to the home market in August this year. The model has significantly changed in appearance.
Pictures of the updated Hyundai Elantra sedans without camouflage were posted on the Net last week. On those frames were captured machines that were caught on the site of the finished products of the Korean plant Hyundai. Now there are promotional photos – they are published on the forum Bobaedream, soon they will certainly be placed on the official website of the manufacturer. By the way, before the export four-doors sedan pleased the lens, and on the new photos – a model intended for the home market. The difference is in the inscription on the trunk lid: in Korea the sedan is called Avante.
Elantra / Avante 2019 model year has got triangular headlights and fog lights, a new radiator grille, bumpers and lanterns. The rear license plate has moved from the trunk to the bumper. Photos interior yet. It is possible that a new multimedia system was installed in the cabin with a touchscreen towering over the front panel – this solution is used in almost all the latest models of the Hyundai-Kia concern.
According to preliminary data, in Korea, the sedan will be offered with a new atmospheric 1.6 family Smart Stream – this engine is also in the range of the Korean version of the Kia K3 sedan of the latest generation (in other markets – Forte or Cerato). In the Kia model, the engine produces 123 hp (154 Nm) and works in conjunction with a variator (the first time for Kia). Due to the distributed injection with two injectors at the intake of each cylinder, it was possible to achieve a reduction in fuel consumption: if the previous 1.6 GDI (132 hp, 161 Nm) with direct injection consumes 7.3 l / 100 km, the new engine – 6, 6 l / 100 km.
In the home market, in addition to the mentioned 1.6 GDI, the Hyundai Avante has a 1.6 T-GDi (204 hp) petrol turbo-diesel, a 1.6 e-VGT (136 hp) and a 120-hp turbo diesel engine LPi 1.6, running on liquefied gas. All versions are completed with 6MKP, for the atmospheric engine and the gas version there is also a six-speed automatic transmission, for a diesel engine and a turbomotor – a seven-speed robotic transmission with a double clutch. Probably, these engines will remain in the gamut of the Korean version, but an eight-speed automatic transmission can replace the 6-speed automatic.
In Korea, sales of the updated model should start in August. However, Avante-2019 can present already this month. It is expected that to other countries refreshed Elantra, too, will reach in 2018.