It looks like the Hyundai Elantra facelift will make its debut soon, after Korean website Naver published never-before-seen photographs of the updated C-segment sedan. The set of photos reveal a huge difference in styling compared to the outgoing model, and it can almost be mistaken as the next-generation model.

Right off the bat, the updated Elantra wears a completely revised front fascia, starting with the cartoonish triangular headlights with twin LED projectors and LED DRL surrounds. Entry-level variants appear to get halogen projector headlights with triple LED DRLs (pictured below), and the lens now ‘penetrate’ into the new cascading grille (they’re separated in the current model) – the latter features a sharp dip that leads to the lower lip. Even the fog lights come in the form of triangles, next to which are air curtains.

At the back, the tail lights have been redesigned with slimmer dual-LED bar units, making the sedan appear somewhat wider in the process. It also gains a sharper boot lid design, and the Elantra lettering is spaced out below the badge – a theme reminiscent of the facelifted Sonata. Lastly, the license plate holder has been pushed down, right next to the new fog lamps and diffuser.

Inside, expect Hyundai to make minor tweaks to bring the Elantra up to date, and it’s even rumoured to get wireless charging with several added features. Engine-wise, it will likely get the same range of offerings, which include the naturally-aspirated 2.0 litre MPi and 1.6 litre four-cylinder turbocharged GDI petrol lumps. Also rumoured to make its debut is a mild-hybrid variant with the same 48 V electrical system that debuted on the Tucson facelift.

So, what do you think of the Elantra facelift? Are you a fan of the new look, or do you much prefer the outgoing version? Sound off below, and find out what we think of the Elantra Sport 1.6 Turbo!

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