Last July, the Hyundai Elantra was revealed in the United States. Surprisingly, its ASEAN arrival is quite quick. The refreshed Hyundai Elantra has made its ASEAN debut here in Singapore. Called the Avante in the South Korean and Singaporean market, the new Hyundai Elantra features a more evocative design and a more striking personality.
The outside has been heavily redesigned, featuring a more aggressive fascia dominated by a wide grille and more aggressive headlights. At the rear, the license plate has been relocated to the rear bumper with the Elantra (or Avante in this case) nameplate now dominating the trunk. At the side, not much has changed. The overall sleek profile remains.
In the inside, the interior receives a boost in interior materials. More soft touch plastics have been introduced to give a more premium feel. The buttons and switches have also been redesigned. Elsewhere, there’s a new, sportier steering wheel from the Hyundai Veloster. An 8.0-inch touch screen infotainment system stands front and center, featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration.
For the Singaporean market, the Elantra is powered by the same 1.6-liter inline-4 petrol engine found in the Philippine model, which means it produces 126 hp and 155 Nm of torque. Power is sent through a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission.
With it being launched in Singapore, it could be only a matter of months before the facelifted Elantra makes its debut in the Philippines.