Spy pics- Car And Driver
That the Korean auto giant Hyundai is close to unveiling the Elantra/Avante facelift is a well known fact. The 2014 Hyundai Elantra facelift 2014 will be launched in South Korea on August 24 and the refreshed sedan is expected to come to us early next year. Hyundai has already published quite a few teaser pics of the upcoming car and while we saw many spy pics of Elantra facelift 2014 test mules in past, it is only the latest batch of spy pics that show the updated car sans any camouflage.
The Elantra facelift will come with a (slightly) revised front fascia that will sport a revised front bumper, bigger foglamps and re-profiled headlamps that might features DRLs. The updated car also gets a set of new alloy wheels and an updated design motif for the taillamps. It isn’t yet for sure but the interiors too are expected to get minor updates, with some more new displays and gizmos thrown in.
We have always appreciated the styling of the latest Elantra and feel that it is one of the best looking sedans to have ever come from Korean auto giant. The Elantra has been a bestseller, both in US and Indian car market and we reckon that the facelift is a step in right direction to preserve the freshness of the car.
The Elantra, which is a Toyota Corolla Altis and the Chevrolet Cruze adversary, comes to us with both petrol and diesel engine options. Powering the petrol variant of the India-spec car is a 1.8 liter, four cylinder, normally aspirated engine that boasts of variable valve technology. The Elantra’s petrol engine has a max power of 148 Bhp and enjoys a peak torque of 181 Nm. The diesel variant is powered by the same 1.6 Liter common rail turbo diesel engine that does duty on the Verna, This engine has a max power output of 126 Bhp and a peak torque of 265 Nm.
Both the engines can be ordered either with a 6 speed manual transmission or a 6 speed auto ‘box. We are execting these motors to be carried over to the facelift, albeit with minor changes.
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more info on upcoming 2014 Hyundai Elantra facelift