India-bound Hyundai Elantra facelift to launch only with a petrol engine

The Hyundai Elantra facelift will come to Indian shores in September this year. This premium sedan will feature a host of changes both at the exterior and interior. However, Hyundai will be ditching the diesel variants of the Elantra, launching it in a petrol-only variant.

The current Elantra offers a 1.6 litre, four-cylinder, diesel engine in its range. This motor does not comply with the upcoming BS-VI emission norms, and may not see an update. Hyundai have mentioned about introducing a BS-VI compliant diesel engine to their model range soon.

As per reports, the automaker will source the 1.5 litre diesel motor, seen on the Kia Seltos. Hyundai will offer the Elantra facelift only in a 2.0 litre, four-cylinder, petrol motor. This motor will make 152 BHP of power and 192 Nm of torque.

It comes mated with options of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The current Elantra, much like it’s rivals, has seen sales go down in the past year or so. Hyundai could sell only 214 units of the Elantra from April to July 2019.

Coming to the Elantra facelift, it will feature revised front and rear ends keeping in touch with Hyundai’s current design theme. It will receive features like an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery, LED headlamps and tail-lamps, new diamond-cut alloy wheels and so on. We can expect Hyundai to price the Elantra facelift at around the Rs.14-19 lakh range.


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