2014 Hyundai Avante / Elantra officially revealed

2014 Hyundai Avante / Elantra facelift 13.08.2013
2014 Hyundai Avante / Elantra facelift 13.08.2013

Goes on sale Q4 2013

Hyundai has revealed in South Korea the facelifted 2014 Avante (Elantra), following a teaser released almost two weeks ago.

After extending the front bumper by 5mm and the rear one by 15mm, Hyundai has increased the overall length of the refreshed Avante to 4550mm. The facelift brings revisions to the front bumper, radiator grille, fog lamps, rear bumper, along with two-tone 17-inch alloys. The 2014 Avante also has projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and rear combination lamps.

Although interior photos were not provided, Hyundai says the center air vent position has been moved upward on the dashboard, while the front center armrest has been raised. The updated Avante comes with rear seat air vents, ventilation seats, 3.5-inch OLED screen, flex steer and Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS).

The 2014 Hyundai Avante / Elantra can now be configured with a 1.6-liter diesel engine with stop/go system producing 126 bhp (94 kW) and 279 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque. When mated to the manual gearbox it will have a fuel consumption of 5.4 liters / 100 km (52.3 mpg UK or 43.5 mpg US), while with the automatic it will consume 6.2 liters / 100 km (45.5 mpg UK or 37.9 mpg US).

The revised Hyundai Avante / Elantra is scheduled to reach dealerships in the fourth quarter of the year.

Source: Hyundai

Hyundai Launches Elantra Facelift in Korea

  • Facelifted Elantra to come with refreshed design and upgraded features
  • 1.6 diesel engine with ISG (Idle Stop & Go) system added to line-up

13th August, 2013 - Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, today officially launched the facelifted Elantra in the Korean market. Aiming to further strengthen its presence in one of the world’s most competitive segments, the updated Elantra incorporates a refreshed design and improved product features.

The facelifted Elantra, badged as Avante in the Korean market, has an overall length of 4,550 mm, which is 20mm longer than the previous model, while its wheelbase remains the same. With front and rear bumpers extended by 5mm and 15mm, respectively, the facelifted Elantra projects a more stable, balanced look. The newly-designed front bumper, radiator grille, fog lamps as well as adoption of LED light guide and projection headlamps add a dynamic, high-tech feel to the Elantra. When seen from the side, the redesigned 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels and chrome belt line moulding accentuate the Elantra’s premium image. A new black, two-tone rear bumper and LED rear combination lamps were also adopted.

Interior design elements were modified with the aim of improving usability, reflecting feedback from customers of the previous Elantra model. The centre air vent position was moved upward on the dash, while the front centre armrest position was also raised. Rear seat air vent, 3.5 inch OLED display and ventilation seats were also introduced. The facelifted Elantra also comes equipped with high-tech convenience features such as advanced SPAS (Smart Parking Assist System) and flex steer.

A diesel engine variant was added to the model line-up, responding to the growing popularity of diesel fuel in the Korean market. Equipped with a 1.6 litre diesel engine, the facelifted Elantra delivers fuel economy of 5.4 l/100kms (MT) and 6.2l/100kms (AT), while delivering maximum power of 94 kW and maximum torque of 279 Nm (AT). Moreover, Hyundai Motor’s advanced ISG (Idle Stop & Go) system is adopted on the automatic diesel variant.

The facelifted Elantra is due to go on sale locally in the fourth quarter 2013.

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Aesthetics Aesthetics
that automatic gearbox must be crap, just look at the difference between it and manual in fuel consumption
Aug 13th, 2013 4:13pm
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HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
Soo the 1.6 diesel get about the same highway mpg as the regular 1.8 gas version?
Aug 13th, 2013 3:17pm
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Aygo Aygo
I was thinking that myself. Such awful fuel economy and CO2 emissions for a compact diesel-powered sedan. Just how heavy is this Avante/Elantra?
Aug 13th, 2013 5:03pm
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