2014 Hyundai Elantra Spy Shots, Styling Changes, Release Date
The automobile spies have captured a heavily disguised Hyundai Elantra prototype undergoing testing on public roads in South Korea.
Revised to compete with the recently revised Honda Civic and the upcoming next-generation Toyota Corolla, Hyundai is giving the Elantra a subtle styling makeover to help keep it competitive with its big-selling Japanese rivals.
Underneath the heavy camouflage of this pre-production Elantra 4-door sedan is the new front fascia featuring a slightly updated hexagonal signature grille and revised headlights (with LED daytime running lights).
The front bumper appears to be slightly more aggressive too, while the car may also gain a set of restyled alloy-wheels.
Visual tweaks continue back at rear where you can notice a redesigned tailpipe along with revised bumper and new taillamps.
Turbo engine’s possible!
Under the hood, the revised Hyundai Elantra will likely gain a 1,6L T-GDI turbo engine, which is already available in the 2014 Kia Forte.
The highly-potent 1,6L GDI turbocharged unit generates 201-horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque.
Latest rumors also suggest that Hyundai might offer the 2014 Elantra facelift with a 2,0L GDI four-cylinder engine. The 173-horsepower engine is already available in a 2014 Kia Forte sedan (built on the same platform as Elantra).
The current 1,8L four-cylinder engine is expected to carry over from the current model.
The 2014 Elantra is scheduled to be officially unveiled later this year, while sales are expected to commence early next year.
Stay tuned for more news about the new Hyundai Elantra facelift!