South Africa – Hyundai has revived its Elantra with a new design and better features while upholding the spaciousness, warranty and safety.
Up front, a new open-mouth lower bumper, grille, more technical fog lights and projector headlamps add a dynamic, precise feel to Elantra.
The exterior enhancements include new 17″ alloy wheels, new headlight design, new front fog lights design, a chrome belt line molding, new front grille, redesigned front and rear bumpers.The front and rear styling of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra have been altered for a more stable, balanced look.
The enhanced Elantra has an overall length of 4 550 mm, which is 20 mm longer than the previous model, while its wheelbase remains the same. With front and rear bumpers extended by 5 mm and 15 mm respectively, the facelifted Elantra projects a more stable, balanced look.
The whole L-shaped fog light graphic stabilizes the front end and gives the car a more grounded look, while maintaining a greater sense of width that forces the eye to the corners. The headlamp and tail lamp LED accents were also given a more technical appearance to give the Elantra a stronger attitude.
The Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH) enhancements include the new HVAC duct absorption material, new higher density carpet, increased anti-vibration floor pad thickness, increased anti-vibration cowl pad thickness, additional expandable foam in the A pillars, new anti-vibration material in dash panel and applied full underbody cover.
The lightweight, all-aluminium 1,6 litre Gamma MPI four-cylinder engine is used for the 2014 Elantra, equipped with D-CVVT to boost power output of 96 kW at 6 300 r/min. and allow lower exhaust emissions while delivering class-leading fuel economy. Peak torque delivery is 157 Nm at 4 850 r/min.
The fuel consumption of 6,4 litres/100 km has been measured officially for the manual transmission derivative, while the automatic version recorded 6,9 litres/100 km in a combined (urban and open, rural roads) test cycle. The CO2 emissions are 152 g/km and 163 g/km respectively for the manual and automatic derivatives.