Coupled to earlier sightings of the Hyundai Elantra MD facelift, we can now bring you (rather detailed) shots of the soon-to-be-launched C-segment competitor sitting inside a showroom courtesy of readers, ST Lim and Sudonano.

The bulk of the change is mostly cosmetic with the front end receiving a set of reworked headlights, featuring new projector units with LED guide lights. A restyled front bumper and reshaped fog lamps round off the raft of aesthetic changes up front.

In profile, the door handles are given a touch of chrome while new shoes arrive in the form of 10-spoke 17-inch wheels, wrapped in 215/45 Continental ContiMaxContact MC5 tyres. At the rear, flashier LED combination tail lamps are featured in place of the pre-facelift’s duller setup.


On the inside, the oddly-placed air-con vents on the pre-facelift car have been moved to a more accessible location – they now sit on either side of the infotainment system. The centre console now features a darker theme for a more contemporary look while the shifter now has a leather boot cover for a classier approach.

Also new is a 3.5-inch OLED Supervision display in the instrument cluster. This being a facelift instead of a generation leap, no mechanical changes are touted with the two same engine options soldering on. A 1.6 litre Gamma four-cylinder mill pumps out 130 PS and 157 Nm of torque.

The 1.8 litre Nu four-banger, on the other hand, develops 150 PS and 178 Nm of torque. On the pre-facelift car, a manual and an automatic transmission were offered but the refreshed Elantra is touted to arrive with only the automatic gearbox.

Pricing for now is only indicative as we await the car’s official unveiling – set to happen in the very near future. Judging from ads on our sister classified site, the Elantra facelift is said to start from RM84k to RM119k.