Published on August 14th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Hyundai Facelifts The Globally Popular Elantra

This is the final pictures of the facelifted Elantra which was just introduced to the Korean media aiming to strengthen its presence in one of the most competitive segments in the world. From the two pictures presented, the 2014 Elantra, also badged as the ‘Avante’ for the Korean market, comes with a refreshed design with a newly-designed front bumper, radiator grille and fog lamps. There are also LED light guides and projection headlamps up front.

The rear end now carries a black, two-tone rear bumper and LED rear combination lamps. Revised 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels and chrome belt line moulding are also included.

Inside, the cabin carries a few revisions. This 2014 Hyundai Elantra/Avante centre air vent position has been moved upward on the dash, while the front centre armrest position is also raised. Hyundai has also added rear seat air-conditioning vents, a 3.5 inch OLED display system and a new entertainment system. The facelifted Elantra now comes with high-tech features such as advanced SPAS (Smart Parking Assist System) and flex steer. Under the hood, there is a new 1.6-liter diesel engine delivering 126hp and 279Nm of torque which will not arrive in Malaysia as yet. According to Hyundai, the engine only consumes 5.4-liters/100kms (MT) and 6.2-liters/100kms (AT). This facelifted Elantra will go on sale in the fourth quarter of 2013 starting in Korea before the rest of the world.

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