Hyundai has unexpectedly taken the wraps of 2019 Elantra since, promising extra technology for safety and comfort from the newly developed four door. The sixth generation Elantra promises to be more distinctive, with Hyundai pulling back some of the more subtle styling of the old model, for sharper creams and stronger angles.
It means a new hood, along with a new grill and frontfascia. The fenders have also been changed and there are new headlights; Limited and Sport trims get LED lights as standard. At the back, the luggage, rear lights and fascia are also changed.
New wheel design is introduced, both 16 and 17 inches for the regular area and 15 inches for Eco trim. Basically there will be two engine alternatives – one third comes with the new 2019 Elantra Sport later this year – promising up to 35 mpg. Elantra SE, SEL and Limited will get Hyundai's Nu 2.0L MPI Atkinson Cycle engine, good for 147 horsepower of 6,200 rpm and 132 lb-ft with torque at 4500 rpm.
Those who want maximum miles on minimum gas, though, will look at 2019 Elantra Eco. It receives Kappa 1.4L Turbo GDI, with 128 horsepower of 5,500 rpm and 156 lb-ft with torque at 1,400-3,700 rpm. Hyundai has paired it with a 7-speed dual-coupling transmission, for an EPA-estimated 35 mpg combined fuel economy assessment.
Later in the year, Elantra Sport 2019 accompanies. It packs a 1.6L Turbo GDI engine, with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, or a 7-speed dual-coupling transmission as an option. It will offer 201 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 195 lb-ft with torque between 1,500 and 4,500 rpm. There will also be multilink independent rear suspension, and changes both to exterior and interior styling and trim.
We must wait for the official debut of the model to know all the details, but the usual Elantra is shaping a step over the outgoing since. Inside, there is a new center cluster, with newly developed air valves, controls and a storage tray. A 5-inch color audio system screen is standard, with Bluetooth from the SE manual and above. The limited trim get Qi wireless charging, while Value Edition gets Hyundai's Blue Link-connected car system with three years of service.
Optional will be an AVN 5.0 infotainment system, while an even larger 8-inch version with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and HERE HD Traffic will also be offered. A rear-view camera with dynamic guidelines is standard, and Smart Shift Drive Mode is standard on SEL trimmer and above.
On the security side, collision failure and track assistance will be available as standard on SEL trim and above. Driver alert notifications are also standard on SEL cars and above. The Safe Exit Assist system, which warns whether to open the door when traffic is approaching behind the car, is standard on Elantra Limited with Ultimate Package, which also adds pedestrian discovery to the collision dispute.
Blind spot airbags with rear traffic alerts and lane change assist are available as part of Hyundai's Smart Sense Safety package. Pricing of 2019 Elantra will be confirmed closer to the one that comes in dealers, as Hyundai says will happen later this fall.