Hyundai has revealed in South Korea the facelifted 2014 Avante (Elantra), following a teaser released almost two weeks ago.
After extending the front bumper by 5mm and the rear one by 15mm, Hyundai has increased the overall length of the refreshed Avante to 4550mm. The facelift brings revisions to the front bumper, radiator grille, fog lamps, rear bumper, along with two-tone 17-inch alloys. The 2014 Avante also has projection headlamps, LED daytime running lights and rear combination lamps.
Although interior photos were not provided, Hyundai says the center air vent position has been moved upward on the dashboard, while the front center armrest has been raised. The updated Avante comes with rear seat air vents, ventilation seats, 3.5-inch OLED screen, flex steer and Smart Parking Assist System (SPAS).
The 2014 Hyundai Avante / Elantra can now be configured with a 1.6-liter diesel engine with stop/go system producing 126 bhp (94 kW) and 279 Nm (206 lb-ft) of torque. When mated to the manual gearbox it will have a fuel consumption of 5.4 liters / 100 km (52.3 mpg UK or 43.5 mpg US), while with the automatic it will consume 6.2 liters / 100 km (45.5 mpg UK or 37.9 mpg US).
The revised Hyundai Avante / Elantra is scheduled to reach dealerships in the fourth quarter of the year.