Hyundai has officially unveiled the 2014 Elantra facelift in South Korea. The company started teasing the updated model a few weeks back and many test mules were spotted in the country as well. Known as the Avante in Hyundai’s home market, the updated Elantra measures 4550 mm in length due to an increase of 5 mm in the front bumper and 15 mm in the rear bumper. Hyundai has made changes to the front and rear bumpers, radiator grille, fog lamps and alloy wheels. The headlights now get daytime running lights with projectors. LEDs are used for the DRLs and rear tail lights.
Hyundai has made changes to the interiors as well and the updated Elantra now gets a raised centre arm rest and upwardly re-positioned centre AC vent. The company has given the rear seat air vents along with ventilation function. The infotainment screen is a 3.5-inch OLED unit and Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS) has been added along with flex steer. These changes although minor, will freshen up the vehicle, which is one of the best selling cars for Hyundai in many markets.
Hyundai has given the 2014 Elantra the 1.6-litre diesel engine with stop/go system which produces 126 BHP of power and 279 Nm of torque. It is mated to both manual and automatic transmission, which are 6-speed units. In India, Hyundai is unlikely to touch the engines and the 1.6-litre diesel and 1.8-litre petrol will continue to deliver a good mix of performance and economy. Hyundai will launch the updated Elantra in the Indian market early next year. The Hyundai Elantra is selling well for the company, having recorded a respectable 437 units last month.