14 August 2013

Hyundai Elantra Facelift Released (+ Gallery)

Hyundai has released the facelifted Avante in its homeland Korea. Mostly known as Elantra in other market, Hyundai has updated the lighting which now incorporate more intricate inner detailing, redesigned the front and rear bumpers and enhanced the cabin for better practicality.

Externally, the facelifted Avante/Elantra can be differentiated by the DRL-equipped headlight and new fog lamp, while the redesigned front bumper is 5mm longer. At the back, apart from partial LED infused in the rear light, the rear bumper has been reprofiled with the inclusion of lower garnish, and the length has been extend by 15mm, giving it 4,550mm total length compared to before. A dash of style has been added with the belt-line moulding now finished in chrome. There is also a new design for 17 inch alloy wheel with two-tonne finish. 

The interior makeover is more extensive the exterior. The dashboard has been redesigned with the aircon outlet now mounted higher up where previously occupied by silver insert. The audio and climate control has been revised for better clarity. Passenger comfort has been upped with the raise central armrest, while the rear aircond vent which was previously only available in Indian-version has now appeared in Korean model. There's also new color scheme to inject a more modern flair to the cabin.

While the underpinning remain similar which McPherson struts up front and torsion beam at the back, Hyundai now offers sports suspension option (in Korea) and a choice of 17 inch alloy in dark gray or black chrome. Engine line-up now has been enhanced with the diesel option of 1.6L VGT offering 128PS and 279Nm in addition to the 1.6L GDi.

The comparison with the pre-facelifted Avante/Elantra can be seen below.

The gallery of the facelift Hyundai Avante/Elantra can be found after the jump.

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