Hyundai Elantra update on the way
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26th August, 2013
- Facelifted Elantra to come with refreshed design and upgraded features
- 1.6 diesel engine with ISG (Idle Stop & Go) system added to line-up
Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest car maker, has launched the facelifted Elantra in the Korean market.
Aiming to further strengthen its presence in one of the world’s most competitive segments, the updated Elantra
incorporates a refreshed design and improved product features.
The facelifted Elantra, badged as Avante in the Korean market, has an overall length of 4,550 mm, which is 20mm longer
than the previous model, while its wheelbase remains the same. With front and rear bumpers extended by 5mm and 15mm,
respectively, the facelifted Elantra projects a more stable, balanced look. The newly-designed front bumper, grille, fog
lamps as well as adoption of LED light guide and projection headlamps add a dynamic, high-tech feel to the Elantra. When
seen from the side, the redesigned 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels and chrome belt line moulding accentuate the Elantra’s
appearance. A new rear bumper and LED rear combination lamps were also adopted.
Interior design elements were modified with the aim of improving usability, reflecting feedback from customers of the
previous Elantra model. The centre air vent position was moved upward on the dash, while the front centre armrest
position was also raised. Rear seat air vent, 3.5 inch OLED display and ventilation seats were also introduced. The
facelifted Elantra also comes equipped with high-tech convenience features such as advanced SPAS (Smart Parking Assist
System) and flex steer.
A diesel engine variant was added to the model line-up, responding to the growing popularity of diesel fuel in the
Korean market. Equipped with a 1.6 litre diesel engine, the facelifted Elantra delivers fuel economy of 5.4 l/100kms (MT)
and 6.2l/100kms (AT), while delivering maximum power of 94 kW and maximum torque of 279 Nm (AT). Moreover, Hyundai
Motor’s ISG (Idle Stop & Go) system is adopted on the automatic diesel variant.
Since the first-generation was launched in 1990, Elantra has led Hyundai Motor’s compact-size sales worldwide, with
accumulated global sales exceeding 8.77 million units.
The facelifted Elantra is due to go on sale across Australia before the end of the year.