Facelifted sedan adds new variants and the availability of active safety technologies.
Hyundai Australia has detailed the revised 2019 Elantra range, headlined by a new look, additional trim levels, and a host of new available features.
The variant count has increased to four, with two core versions and two performance models making up the family.
For 2019 there's the new entry-level Go (pictured in white), priced from $21,490 before on-road costs lowering the cost of entry by around $400.
Standard kit includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a rear-view camera, cruise control, automatic halogen headlights with halogen daytime-running lights, a 3.5-inch driver's information display, six airbags, 15-inch steel wheels with a full-size spare, along with tinted windows.
The base model also scores Hyundai Auto Link – allowing owners to access key vehicle data through their smartphone – a manual height-adjustable driver's seat along with a tilt and telescopic steering column.
A six-speed manual is the standard transmission for the Go, with the six-speed auto asking for $2300 extra ($23,790 plus ORCs).
Stepping up to the Active (from $25,990) adds a larger 8.0-inch central display with satellite navigation – a first for the Elantra range locally, also including 10 years of map updates – DAB+ digital radio, 16-inch alloys, rear parking sensors, power folding exterior mirrors with LED side indicators, a leather-appointed steering wheel and gear knob, along with a beefier eight-speaker Infinity audio system.
For $1700 buyers of the Go and Active can specify the SmartSense pack (auto only), bringing active safety technologies like autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, driver attention monitoring, along with adaptive cruise control.
While we have to knock Hyundai for not including these features as standard on a 2019 model-year vehicle, at least it is now available for the Elantra as it was a glaring omission from the outgoing range.
Both the Go and Active are powered by a 2.0-litre 'MPi' naturally-aspirated petrol engine making 112kW of power (@6200rpm) and 192Nm (@4700rpm), which runs on 91 RON unleaded and is compatible with E10 fuel.
Rounding out the line-up will be the Elantra Sport and Sport Premium, however, full details of the performance models will be confirmed "at a later date".
Both Sport and Sport Premium grades will be equipped with a six-speed manual as standard, with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic available as an option. It's also likely only the DCT-equipped version will be available with the SmartSense safety suite as per the core range.
The 2019 Elantra is available to order now, stay tuned for details of the Sport and Sport Premium grades in the interim.
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2019 Hyundai Elantra pricing
- Go – $21,490/$23,790 (6MT/6AT)
- Active – $25,990 (6AT)
- Sport – $TBA
- Sport Premium – $TBA
- Metallic/mica paint – $495
- SmartSense Pack (Go, Active) – $1700
All prices exclude on-road costs
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