FRESH styling, a new entry level model and a performance derived 150kW turbo Elantra Sport and Sport Premium edition make up the new 2019 Hyundai Elantra range, with the two sport variants replacing the SR.
A crisp look includes a new frontal treatment incorporating redesigned headlights and the signature cascading grille, while rear styling is refreshed with redesigned tail lights, and a sporty integrated boot lid spoiler and lower diffuser.
A reworked dash headlines an updated interior, with a supervision cluster, a new steering wheel design, and new trims and finishes, while the Elantra Active gains features and equipment, including an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
It comes complete with satellite navigation and is paired with an eight-speaker Infinity premium audio system – incorporating DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
With the re-positioned Active taking a step up, the new Elantra Go is introduced as a value-focused model, featuring a 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
Under the hood, a smooth and efficient 2.0-litre petrol engine features in the Go and Active, paired with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual (in the case of the Go).
A SmartSense safety pack is also being offered for the first time, as an option on the Go and Active models, when utilising the six-speed automatic transmission.
The Elantra Sport and Sport Premium feature a powerful 150kW 1.6-litre petrol turbo engine teamed with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Every 2019 Hyundai Elantra benefits from an Australian-specific suspension tune and electric power steering calibration, developed over thousands of kilometres of driving in a variety of uniquely challenging Australian road conditions.
“The attractively restyled 2019 Elantra builds on its all-rounder appeal, with a compelling new Go range-opener, a value-packed Active variant, and performance focused Sport models,” Hyundai Motor Company Australia CEO, JW Lee said.
Pricing starts at $21,490 for the base model Go, fitted with a manual gearbox. Final specifications and pricing for the Sport and Sport Premium variants is yet to be announced.