That the Korean carmaker giant Hyundai is close to unveiling the Elantra facelift is a known fact. The Elantra facelift will be launched in South Korean car market on August 24 and we expect the car to be here by the end of this year. We have already seen many spy shots of the upcoming Elantra facelift and we have a fair idea of what the car would look like.
The Elantra facelift is expected to come with a revised front bumper, new foglamps and re-profiled headlamps. The car will also get new alloy wheels and a new design motif for the taillamps. The interiors too are likely to get minor updates. Here we have a few spy pics which reveal the revised taillamps of the 2014 Elantra.
The latest gen Elantra has to be one of the best looking sedans to have ever come from Hyundai and the car has got plenty of rave reviews for its design. The Elantra, which is also sold as the Avante in many markets, has been a bestseller, both in US and Indian markets. We feel that the facelift should be a step in right direction to preserve the freshness of the car.
The Elantra, which battles it out against the Toyota Corolla Altis and the Chevrolet Cruze in Indian market, is the highest selling car in its segment. Powering the petrol variant of the India-spec car is a 1.8 liter, four cylinder, normally aspirated engine that benefits from variable valve technology. The engine has a max power output of 148 Bhp and a peak torque figure of 181 Nm. The diesel variant is powered by a 1.6 Liter common rail turbo diesel engine that has a max power output of 126 Bhp and a peak torque figure of 265 Nm. Both the engines can be ordered either with a 6 speed manual or a 6 speed automatic gearbox. Safely expect these motors to be carried over to the facelift.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the upcoming 2013 Hyundai Elantra facelift.