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Hang on, what’s this? About three months after the Hyundai Elantra MD facelift was launched in Malaysia, a limited edition version of the marque’s CKD C-segment challenger has materialised at its Glenmarie showroom. So, what’s different this time round? For starters, the car looks to have received a fair bit of exterior add-ons that might help boost its showroom appeal – completely subjective, of course.

In front, there’s a racier front bumper – it even gets a bright red bar in the middle of the assembly for that added visual boost. A closer look will reveal the car’s reflector headlamps and lack of fog lights, confirming that the 2015 Hyundai Elantra FL Limited Edition is based on the rejuvenated entry-level 1.6 Elegance variant. In profile, the car retains the 16-inch wheels and chrome door handles seen on the donor variant.

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Obviously, one will be able to notice the rather showy ‘Limited Edition’ graphics etched onto the side of the car along with the more aggressive side skirts – once again decked out with red accents. At the rear, a sportier bumper gets featured with a diffuser-like element that houses twin, chrome-tipped exhaust outlets and more red highlights. The regular car, for reference, hides its exhaust outlets.

Step inside and changes will be limited to the inclusion of a new touchscreen head unit that replaces the standard radio in the entry-level 1.6 Elegance – said head unit appears to differ from the one found on the higher-specced 1.6 Executive, Premium and 1.8 Premium. Features include USB and Bluetooth connectivity as well as a reverse camera, although the latter has yet to be fitted to this unit.

Everything else on the inside remains as it is with two-tone fabric seats, manual air-conditioning, two airbags, a tilt-only steering wheel and an auto-down driver’s side window. The same story goes for the bits under the skin – the 2015 Hyundai Elantra FL Limited Edition soldiers on with the same 1.6 litre Gamma four-cylinder engine (130 PS/157 Nm) that’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Prices for the Elantra FL Limited Edition have yet to be revealed, as well as the number of units available – seeing as how its name suggests a limited run. Prices for the regular Elantra range kicks off at RM86,328 for the 1.6 Elegance, RM97,220 for the 1.6 Executive and RM101,954 for the 1.6 Premium. The 1.8 Premium is priced at RM116,555 – all prices include on-the-road costs with GST sans insurance.