Photos of the facelifted Hyundai Elantra have emerged, allowing us a good look at Hyundai’s updated C-segment sedan prior to its official debut.
Up front we can spot the signature Hyundai cascading grille, though updated with a more angular bottom half. The edges of the front grille are also more pronounced than before. Coupled with the new sharper and wider headlights, Hyundai designers have appeared to have taken a departure from their current trend, hinting at a possible evolution of their design language.
Towards the rear end, the updated Elantra sports a pair of slimmer tail lights and a repositioned number plate holder location. On the pre-facelift Elantra, the number plate holder was located on the bootlid, but the updated model features the number plate holder on the rear bumper. The rear end of the updated Elantra draws inspiration from the facelifted Sonata, though this model is not available here.
Hyundai is also expected to improve the cabin of the Elantra, including possible improvements to cabin materials, a new infotainment system, and possibly a wireless smartphone charger.
The Seoul-based company is expected to introduce the facelifted Elantra before the end of the year.