Hyundai has unveiled a new and mildly refreshed version of its Elantra sedan, also known as the Avante in some markets. To be released first in Korea and later around the globe, the new Elnatra benefits not only from cosmetic changes, it also gets interior upgrades, and a new powertrain.
Styling-wise, the Elantra gets revised front and rear bumper with together add 20mm to the length of the car, giving it a bolder presence and better road holding. It has no effect on the interior space though, as the wheelbase remains unchanged.
The front grille is also revised, and there is new fog lamps, as well new 17-inch alloys. Head and tail lights are also infused with LEDs and new graphics. Despite all these changes, one would struggle to tell the new car apart from its predecessor.
Interior modifications are all ergonomic changes, with the air vents being moved upward and the center armrest raised slightly for better comfort. There is also a bunc of new features such as a 3.5-inch OLED screen and paring assist system. The KDM-spec Elantra (Avante) also gets a new 1.6 liter diesel engine with 126 bhp and 279 Nm of torque. Not sure if it’s going to be offered outside Korea or not.