The auto lifestyle reflects more on a personality of the car owner and thus choosing a more appropriate car for anyone is important to build a lasting impression. Such is the all-new Hyundai Elantra which has a facelift for the 2019. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra looks different from rear and front as the Facelift suggests. It is revealed in the US only and will be launched later by this year in the US market. Hyundai has made this sedan a perfect for an auto lifestyle that requires a stylish and good performance vehicle for daily commuting. Being one of the highly revered vehicles in the Hyundai brand, it is laced with innovative technologies, comprehensive safety features and more advanced convenience features.
A facelifted Elantra showed a new face of this sedan but not many changes are made to the body style and this compact car retains its identity. Anyone looking for a stylish family compact sedan with a number of advanced technologies, safety features and an affordable price tag, consider buying an Elantra that serves the purpose without hurting your budget. So, what is new about the 2019 Elantra that leaves an impact on the auto lifestyle of Elantra owners, is the completely new and more aggressive and rear that looks more sporty and aggressive.
Here is a deeper look at the all-new Hyundai Elantra a compact family sedan, with new design elements, appeal and a number of new technologies making it the best in the segment.
Design of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra
The all-new Elantra looks different from its predecessors, talking about the new front that is more aggressive and enhancing the appeal of this sedan. The new triangular headlights have replaced the previous one and the sharpness of the design gives the Elantra a more aggressive appeal than before. New headlights, air dam, grille and the hood with flowing lines give a quick and sporty stance to this family sedan. Also, the sharp triangular shaped front lights are very unique to the front and adds more appeal to this edgy design.
Furthermore, the interior has a new and bigger display screen with an option of wireless charging for your phones. New technologies and also a new infotainment system is also there to enhance the driving experience of all the occupants.
A compact car that turns heads? Now you’ve seen everything. The redesigned 2019 Elantra is here. pic.twitter.com/j1Z8dxOj3l
— Hyundai USA (@Hyundai) August 22, 2018
Majority of the changes are kept to the exterior of the 2019 Elantra only, and anyone looking for a sporty auto lifestyle can add this vehicle. A facelifted Elantra was revealed in the UAE with a new boot lid, sharply pointed triangular headlamps and a cascading grille. Also, the new headlamps are quad LED and LED daytime running lights have also been added. Elantra has evolved to give a more premium and sporty look with a price tag that is affordable.
Just like the exterior, the interior has also been redesigned to match the front appeal. A new boot lid on the rea with a bumper and tail lamps are added. Also, a big “Elantra” logo is there on the rear. A geometric LED detailing tail lamps look very striking, while the license plate holder and reverse lights are placed on the rear bumper now. It has an overall coupe-like silhouette that adds more appeal to this compact sedan making it more desirable for an auto lifestyle that includes sportiness.
Also, alongside edgy new design and astounding LED lights technology, it went an extra mile to provide better wheelbase too. The newly designed Elantra now offers a 16-inch, 17-inch and 18-inch wheels depending on the trim level you have chosen as per your auto lifestyle.
Unlike the exterior, the interior remains unchanged but have some minor upgrades for the highest trim level. The centre console is not redesigned in the facelifted Elantra, but the AC vents have been updated. The auto lifestyle of the Elantra owners reflects their need for a compact sedan having more space in the inside and technologies that can match their needs. Hyundai has kept it in mind and added a new steering wheel with some minor changes on switchgear and instrument cluster. Also, many new technologies have been added to makes the 2019 Hyundai Elantra more purposeful and desirable vehicle.
All-new Hyundai Elantra now has a wireless phone charging with a standard 5-inches display, infotainment system, a rear-view camera, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. While, the highest trim level features an 8-inch display, a completely new infotainment system, and many other new and advanced technologies enabling occupants to enjoy their ride. Furthermore, the most expensive model of the 2019 Elantra has all sorts of hardware connectivity, traffic information and a more advanced infotainment system. Being a family compact sedan, the interior is spacious enough to seat 5 passengers.
Engine Performance of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra – Auto Lifestyle
Auto lifestyle also includes what performance the car owner prefers, and the affordability of the ride enhances the ride experience as well. Elantra is one such family car that remains light on the pocket and offers plenty of features and performance to the owner. The facelifted model does not include any changes for the entry-level engine, which is the same 1.4-litre turbocharged capable of producing a 128 horsepower. However, the engine is paired to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. However, there is an option of a manual transmission as well but only for the high-powered engines. The SE trim with a 2.0-litre engine capable of producing 147 horsepower can be paired with a manual transmission gearbox. Moreover, Hyundai has also a Sports trim which comes with a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine and has a 201 horsepower, making this trim level most pricey and powerful.
The all-new Hyundai Elantra is laced with Hyundai Smart Sense technology that offers greater safety and convenience to the driver and passengers. The innovative and advanced safety features provide better control. The advanced safety features include;
- Safe Exit Warning
- Driver Attention Alert
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Smart Cruise Control
- Blind-Spot Collision Warning w/Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra is coming to the USA market later this year and expected to be launched in other markets by next year. The price for the all-new Elantra has not been revealed yet but it is certainly going to have an affordable price tag that many people can afford. The entry-level SE trim would not have many of the new safety and technology features as standard, but the pricier and other trim levels would come with many of the safety features as standard offering ultimate driving experience.