2019 Hyundai Elantra facelift Revealed

Discussion in 'Auto News' started by R1600Turbo, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. R1600Turbo

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    What are they thinking? How do they go from designing the 2017-2018 Elantra Sport, which is arguably one of their best looking cars, to this? :sick:

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  2. FT-1

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    Hyundai seems to have made the perfect car for the Illuminati. :yuck:

    On the bright side, your car must have shot up in value. ;)
     
  3. SlipZtrEm

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    I don't hate the rear light treatment. I see the familial ties to the facelifted Sonata. But wow that front end is awful. It's so simplistic, and that shadow makes it look even flatter than I think it is. Terrible stuff.
     
  4. R1600Turbo

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    It has to.
     
  5. RocZX

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    :yuck: the shape of the headlights makes it look odd[​IMG]
     
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  6. 05XR8

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    Looks okay to me. From the top pic, at that angle, the pinching between the fog lights, do make the tyres look narrow.
     
  7. Robin

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    Front screams SEAT.
     
  8. Keef

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    Wow, that is terrible. Damn, I need an Elantra Sport like right now, those things look amazing in person.
     
  9. AOS-

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    When you get the original look so good that attempts at "improving it" ends up doing the opposite.

    Is this confirmed the final look of it?
     
  10. R1600Turbo

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    I might be biased, but...

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    If your foglight grills were matching the wheel's colour, hat would look even better. imo
     
  12. Keef

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    Nice! I've seen a couple in person and they always grab my attention by how much better and high-end they look than the normal Elantra. That said, I've had a couple Elantras as rentals recently and I like the driving positions and the interior layout more than most small cars. I think I'd actually enjoy driving one every day. It's just sporty enough to be fun and I can have an old Miata to build and dog on the side.
     
  13. R1600Turbo

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    They're already hard enough to keep clean.
    Took it up and down Mt Lemmon in Tucson last night (first run with the new suspension/wheels/tires) and it never fails to put a smile on my face. On the way there and back on I-10 it was super smooth and comfortable. It's a great highway cruiser. Not a whole lot of power but it will often surprise people that aren't expecting an Elantra to be quick. No regrets what so ever.
     
  14. R1600Turbo

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    Well, here it is... :yuck:

     
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    Better view of the redesigned interior.

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  16. Omnis

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    Christ! At what other point in automotive history has the best-looking model in the segment become the worst-looking in a single refresh?

    And don't say the Camaro.
     
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    Hyundai seems increasingly lost in terms of design. Kia currently has a far more coherent and polished language. For instance, I just noticed yesterday that the new Rio is actually probably the best looking subcompact available in North America:

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    THAT interior for $15K??

    If they made a 'hot' version of that (the normal model has a modest but totally reasonable 130hp) car I would seriously consider it. An N/A 2.0 liter with 160hp? Hell yeah...modern Pugeot 205 GTi or something like the contemporary Suzuki Swift.

    I went on a bit of a tangent.
     
  18. R1600Turbo

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    The new Forte is going to sell like crazy.
     
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    I don't mind it. Could stick an Infiniti badge on the back. The triangular headlights are okay, but the grille doesn't match. Still, it looks clean to me.
     
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    Front looks like a more aggressive I20 now.

    Kia Rio looks alot better now but I would still take my Mazda 2 over any subcompact today inside and out.
     
  22. Eunos_Cosmo

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    Yeah well we don't get the new Mazda 2. :nervous::(:banghead::ouch:
     
  23. 05XR8

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    That's silly. The trunk is huge in the sedan.
     
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    Subcompact sedans are an abomination lol.
     
  25. R1600Turbo

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    According to this article, the Sport may live on in it's current form.

    Thankfully.
     
  26. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Yeah I thought my Elantra was ugly, but compared to this...I think I'm good.
     
  27. Keef

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    The front end is an absolute disaster. The current car is quite handsome but this thing is ridiculous looking, and not in a good way.