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This thread will focus on the upcoming facelift model 2019 Elantra

 

[update on 26 Jun 2018]

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[update on 12 Jul 2018]

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This look more like a new model than face lift, wonder why hyundai will go so radical this time considering all the previous fl are quite minor, usually minor changes to lighting cluster or front/rear bumper, while this fl they even change a few body panel design.

 

It does look very nice though...

 

As usual, think only the elite model will get those bling led headlight and rear light cluster plus bigger sports rim.

 

 

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Now waiting for the interior images to surface on the net. And also waiting for local dealer introduction to see if it equipped with the new 1.6 dual injection engine.

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Now waiting for the interior images to surface on the net. And also waiting for local dealer introduction to see if it equipped with the new 1.6 dual injection engine.

 

yes, I am holding off to see if it comes with the new engine~

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1.4 or 1.6 turbo would be nice.

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This thread will focus on the upcoming facelift model 2019 Elantra

 

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IMO, they should not change a winning formula..

Sleek looks, decent legroom, a suite of good passive safety features, and the most important part: value for money.

This winning formula has pushed the current Elantra to the top of the charts and they deserve it, with aggressive marketing and that price.


yes, I am holding off to see if it comes with the new engine~

 

Honestly, I doubt it. For them to retain their price competitiveness, they need to keep it to a certain price point.

That means no turbos or other powerplants.

These will drive the car into a different price band where they will have far more competition.

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IMO, they should not change a winning formula..

Sleek looks, decent legroom, a suite of good passive safety features, and the most important part: value for money.

This winning formula has pushed the current Elantra to the top of the charts and they deserve it, with aggressive marketing and that price.

 

 

Honestly, I doubt it. For them to retain their price competitiveness, they need to keep it to a certain price point.

That means no turbos or other powerplants.

These will drive the car into a different price band where they will have far more competition.

Not forgetting the VES status..
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Quite a radical change for a facelift but sometimes need to see in the flesh before coming to a conclusion. Anyway, good to see the Koreans holding their own these days instead of playing second fiddle to the Japs, well done

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1.4 or 1.6 turbo would be nice.

Good have this option but don’t forget that Elantra’s rise to the top of the sales charts is largely due to it being value for money with a good specs n options so this winning formula must not be forgotten. Maybe they can still stick to that n introduce a turbo option for those who aspire for more.

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Compared with the new Cerato, the line are more rounded and at least it does not try to be pretentious, to look alike like the Audi

 

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Who wants to be a low price high value producer?

 

It's not as profitable as being a high price low value producer.

 

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Hyundai don't want to be a cheap good value brand forever.

 

They want to be a prestige brand people pay a premium for.

 

But looking at the comments there is still a bias against Korean brands except for people that bought a Hyundai before and were surprised by how good they are.

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The headlight design puts me off. I think its ugly.

agreed to your point as well.

I found it does not blend well with its front grill.

hope this not the final design..

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Agreed, front design not great but I think still an improvement over the current one. The main problem is the front grille is too big, looks so ugly. The new one at least the angles make it look less obvious

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I'm really hoping Komoco does away with all the NA engines and just bring in the 1.0, 1.4 & 1.6 turbo engines... would be really cool... detune the 1.4 turbo to meet Cat A.

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This is probably more of FL than new model? Since the current gen model quite recent only.

 

That said, the rear lights will be good looking but I can’t say the same for the front headlights. Overly sharp.

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I somehow felt the MD model was the best design before this "Peter" design model AD came about. That generation, the Sonata and currently still selling Accent, those design really stood out.

 

AD Elantra design one look, I felt the lost in Hyundai origins, most obvious is the Audish grille and angular design. Now with this facelift, I don't know what design language direction Hyundai is heading, it is like not here and there.

 

The range when Hyundai first adopt the fluid sculpture design, I personally felt it really gave Hyundai its identity and really stood out for both the exterior and interior design. After this, is just adopting the Audi DNA because of the designer. The same designer done it well for Kia but not Hyundai...

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Facelifted Elantra introduction in USA. Fast forward to 3:00 onwards to see the entire view. Apparently this is a major and expensive facelift, as explain in the clip if you watch from the start. I think it doesn't look too bad. Front nose looks more rounded off perhaps for more pedestrian safety cushioning. Interior seemingly top dashboard around the instrumental cowling slightly different design and minor design changes with chrome touches to the aircon vents.

 

https://youtu.be/N1o29VdkZwg

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