Hyundai has announced that they havegiven their flagship model the 2019 Hyundai Elantra a Facelift that is quite “intense” in the sense of the design it is curved with. Hyundai has given the new Elantra a bold face with that looks way ahead of its earlier design through because of the newly traced sharp edges mostly making different sizes of triangles. At the back, the place for the number plate has been shifted downwards, and the vacated spot now makesan elaborate Elantra badge, that makes sense.

What the Redesign Covers

At the Riverside Hyundai showroom we witnessed that refinement has been implemented to both the exterior and interior to give the new Elantra an emotional touch. Starting with the front fenders, the changes are distinctively visible everywhere, like at the grille, the front and rear fascia, the hood, and even to the headand taillights as well as on the trunk.Each of these faces have been completely redesigned to send across a confident message to its rivals, who are now lagging far behind.

For the same facelift the exterior changes involve options to choose between 16- and 17-inch wheel designs, while there is also a new design carved on the 15-inch alloy wheels especially available on the Eco trim for the US edition.

New Safety Standards

The facelift isn’t only limited to the design aspects. It has spread to the installation of the new safety features that has now become one of thestrong selling points for this new Elantra that has now got a new identity because of the facelift.

The SmartSense suite from Hyundai is installed for the SEL trim level and for the higher trims, thatis consistent of features likeDriver Attention Alert, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keep Assist apart from the already existing Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert with Lane Change Assist.

The Advanced Infotainment System

The 2019 Elantra facelift wouldn’t seem to be complete without the enhancement in its infotainment system. Hence the new 2019 Elantra is alluring a good section of buyers with its new AVN 5.0 infotainment system that now runs on an upgraded processor to respond faster than before. The system is accompanied by an 8.0-inch screen that is one inch bigger than the earlier versionthat comes with presets for AM, FM and SiriusXM channels attached to the new HERE HD Traffic channel. A new bird’s eye view is added to the navigation maps and a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines play a vital role in helping the drive with parking, reversing and taking turns.

Unchanged Powertrain

The Riverside Hyundai dealership experts were sorry to say that the facelift didn’t include any change for the powertrain options. So the new 2019 Hyundai Elantra continues to drive on the Nu 2.0-liter engine with an MPI Atkinson cycle unit that is able to generate 147 hp, and the other option of a Kappa 1.4-literTurbo-GDI engine producing 128 hp are still in the list of available options.

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