Hyundai Motor India Ltd. is reportedly planning to launch the latest version of its Elantra sedan in the middle of this year. The Korean company announced last year its plan to launch two new cars every year. For 2016, the first one is the Tucson SUV due on festive season, while the second product is the Elantra facelift, reports Oncars.
The new Elantra, also known as the Avante in its homeland, has a bold new face with prominent hexagonal grill flanked by a pair of swept back headlamps. The fog lamp housing is designed in the boomerang shape and that also provides a sportier look. The new version of the Elantra has more upright stance and it features a deviation from the Fluidic design to more angular and athletic one.
The rear end of the car has undergone major changes and features prominent character lines and wide LED taillights. The five twin spoke alloys are in new design, which seems to be the upgraded version of current diamond cut alloy wheels.
Hyundai India will manufacture the new sedan locally at its plant in Chennai, which would result in competitive pricing. The new Elantra is likely come with three engine options — a 1.6-litre VGT CRDi diesel, a 1.6-litre GDi petrol and a 2.0-litre MPi petrol. The facelift can be expected at a price range of Rs 13 lakh to Rs 17 lakh.