Hyundai just made a surprise world debut of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra. This unannounced reveal features a big redesign of the exterior, plus a host of new tech and safety features. Hyundai invited Roman to Park City, UT to drive the new Santa Fe, where he was able to film the reveal of the new Elantra. Here is everything you need to know:
The most obvious visual changes come in the styling department, and there are a lot of changes: The 2019 Elantra has a brand new front fascia, with striking LED daytime running lights, a new hood, new fenders, and a new grille. The rear sees a new trunk, bumper and new taillights. There are also new 16 and 17-inch wheels choices. We think styling is always subjective, so tell us what you think of the new Elantra in the comments below!
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra features a completely new infotainment system. This one is an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto, Apple Car Play and wireless charging all available.
Hyundai have also added a long list of available safety features. With the 2019 Hyundai Elantra, you can get Forward Collision Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Change Assist, Pedestrian Detection, and a feature called Safe Exit Assist that will alert passengers if there is a potential danger that they cannot see while exiting the vehicle.
There are three engine choices depending on trim: A 2.0L naturally aspirated 4-cylinder that makes 147 horsepower, a 1.4L turbo 4-cylinder that makes 128 horsepower, or in the Sport trim, a 1.6L turbo 4-cylinder, that can be paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. More information on the Sport trim will come out later this year. The other two engine options, 2.0 & 1.4 both send power to the front wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Hyundai reports Highway MPG as high as 35.
So far, pricing has not been announced. However, we can tell you that the 2019 Hyundai Elantra will go on sale in the fall of 2018.
Also be sure to watch the full video to see the new Elantra as it is revealed in Park City, UT.