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It was teased online last week, and now the wraps have come off the fifth-generation Hyundai Elantra facelift. The revised MD, badged as the Avante in the Korean market, has made its domestic debut. It’s a minor facelift job, incorporating a few exterior revisions and improved product features.

External changes include redesigned front and rear bumpers – which now extend five millimetres and 15 mm compared to pre-facelift – as well as a new fog lamp design and the adoption of projector headlamps and a LED light guide. The Elantra facelift also features redesigned 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels, a new chrome belt line moulding and LED rear combination lamps.

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The interior, meanwhile, features design elements that have been modified with the aim of improving usability, reflecting feedback from customers. The centre air vent position has been moved upward on the dash, while the front centre armrest position has also been raised. Introduced on the facelift are a rear AC vent, a 3.5 inch OLED display and ventilation seats.

The same powertrains and drivetrains continue on, with a 126 hp and 279 Nm 1.6 litre diesel joining the Korean market lineup – the automatic transmission diesel variant is equipped with an ISG (Idle Stop & Go) system. Other gear finding their way on to the facelift are the three-mode Flex Steer system as well as Advanced SPAS (Smart Parking Assist System).