Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift: Pronounced redesigns & safety features

Aug 24, 2018 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
The redesigns are scattered throughout the Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift to provide a pronounced image.

It's almost 3 weeks since the updated Elantra 2019 spotted in South Korea, now more has been revealed about it.

No longer holding on the Audi-style front of the 6th-gen AD, the Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift has earned a bolder look for the front with a variety of sharp triangles and edges.

angular front of the Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift

The redesigns are scattered throughout the Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift to provide a pronounced image

angular rear of the Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift

The 16” and 17” wheel designs are applied onto the Elantra 2019 facelift

As Hyundai Motor America’s Director of product planning Scott Margason describes the facelifted version still keeps the design which is famed for intrigue emotions while the redesigns are scattered throughout the Elantra to provide a pronounced image. Along with the number plate being lower positioned at the rear, the taillights, trunk, rear, fascia, headlights, grille, front fascia, front fenders, and the hood receive changes.

The 16” and 17” wheel designs are applied onto the Elantra 2019 facelift. Especially, in the American market, the 15” allow wheel design is introduced for the Eco trim.

The sharp redesign even infiltrates the interior where the clusters are located. They are now made super sharp and home to LED headlights on Sport and Limited trim levels.

Video: 2019 HYUNDAI ELANTRA FACELIFT ► Redesigned & New Features

Aside from the worth-mentioning redesigns, the new safety features are the next things Hyundai use to wow car enthusiasts. Its SmartSense suite now expands to be used on SEL trim and above levels (equivalent to 75% of the Elantra in the U.S will come available with it).

The SmartSense includes:

  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic
  • Blind-Sport Collision
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist.

The Hyundai Elantra 2019 Limited has more advanced safety features with Ultimate Package that comes with Pedestrian Detection in the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Safe Exit Assist which detects approaching vehicles from behind to warn rear occupants not to open the doors.

The side of the Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift

The SmartSense suite now expands to be used on SEL trim and above levels

What’s more in the interior, it is the latest AVN 5.0 infotainment system with a more responsive ability and larger 8” screen. SiriusXM, FM, and AM are all displayed on one screen, making using presets much easier. The navigation maps get a bird’s eye view. The interesting is drivers no longer have to pay for subscriptions for traffic information via HD radio; they can get it free now. Plus, a reverse camera is to provide with dynamic guidelines.

Still, there are more appealing things updated inside which are 8 speakers, Clari-Fi for Infinity Premium Audio, Qi wireless charging, Android Auto, and Apple Carplay. The AC control now looks like refreshed, so do the faces of the dials.

the cabin of the Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift

The sharp redesign even infiltrates the interior where the clusters are located. They are now made super sharp

the front seats of the Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift

There are also 8 speakers, Clari-Fi for Infinity Premium Audio, Qi wireless charging, Android Auto, and Apple Carplay

the volume controls of the Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift

The AC control now looks like refreshed, so do the faces of the dials

When the Hyundai Elantra 2019 Sport makes its debut later this year, there will be no changes in powertrain options. Other trims don’t have a new engine as well, still, the Nu 2L MPI Atkinson cycle that delivers 147 HP or the Kappa 1.4L Turbo-GDI that puts out 128 HP that will be responsible for the power.

The Sport trim, the fastest Elantra, comes featured with the door trim garnish, sport instrument cluster, flat-bottom leather-coated steering wheel, leather front seats, paddle shifters, and revised trim headliner.

While the Hyundai Elantra 2019 facelift needs time to reveal itself, you can have a look at the Hyundai Elantra 2018 which is already available in the Philippines.

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