Hyundai has just launched a facelifted version of the Elantra in South Korea where it’s locally known as the Avante. Looking fairly attractive, the revised model is 4550mm long, making it 20mm longer than before as a result of the 5mm longer front bumper and the extended 15mm rear bumper.
Aside from modifying the bumpers, other updates worth mentioning include the fog lamps, radiator grille and 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels. There are also LED daytime running lights and rear combination lamps, along with new projection headlamps.
So far Hyundai has not disclosed photos of the interior cabin but they mention the front center armrest has been raised, while the center air vent position was moved upward on the dashboard. Other updates include Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS), flex steer system, 3.5-inch OLED screen, ventilation seats and rear seat air vents.
Hyundai is now offering a 1.6-liter diesel engine equipped with stop/start system which generates 126 bhp and a peak torque of 206 lb-ft. With this mill mated to a manual gearbox it will have a fuel consumption of 5.4 liters / 100 km, while with the automatic transmission it will consume 6.2 liters / 100 km.
Sales of the 2014 Hyundai Avante / Elantra facelift will kick off in Q4 2013.