Elantra is one of the most notable cars of the Korean car brand in Vietnam. According to Hyundai Thanh Cong data, as of the first half of 2019, there were a total of 3,661 Hyundai Elantra cars delivered to customers.

In Vietnam, the new Hyundai Elantra 2019 model is classified in the C-class car segment, sharing the playing field with a series of big names such as Mazda 3, Kia Cerato, Toyota Corolla Altis, Ford Focus or Honda Civic ...

And to increase the competitiveness of this model, Hyundai Thanh Cong has quickly introduced a new upgraded version of Elantra 2019 with many changes in design and technology, promising to bring customers a choice of quality. quality with reasonable price.

Review of Hyundai Elantra 2019: First car

The face is a place that is easy to create at first sight and Hyundai shows how they understand it. Therefore, the first part of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra is the most obvious change, if not this is a completely new change for this model. Viewers will absolutely not find anything in common when comparing the 2019 Hyundai Elantra with the old model.

Things changed on the Elantra 2019 can not help mentioning the cluster of sharp triangular headlights are sharpened and stretched, ingrained into the grille. This headlamp cluster uses LED technology with 4 projector bulbs, combined with LED strip to illuminate the arrow shape, bringing a fierce, more powerful look that is no less modern and classy.

Meanwhile, the new big hexagonal grille in the form of waterfall "Cascading Grill" featured by Hyundai connects the headlights on the two sides to create a seamless and symmetrical feeling. The regular version of the Elantra 2019, the grille will own 3D embossed nanorod bars, while the Sport version will be a black honeycomb form combined with a large gray chrome bar across the logo.

And yet, the lamp assembly has now been moved downwards and arranged with the fog lamp cluster, combined with the extra wind cavity to form a triangular shape, bringing similarities to the details. another design at the front. In addition, the bonnet also has many embossed moldings to enhance the car's strong looks.

Review Hyundai Elantra 2019: Bodywork

The body of the car, basically still retaining the design with the roof price line on the backward sloping style has a slight direction of the coupe line. The long x width x height of the Hyundai Elantra 2019 is 4,620 x 1,800 x 1,450 (mm), longer than the 50 mm model, the wheelbase remains at 2,700 mm, the ground clearance is 150 mm.

f the body design is maintained in the la-zang section, Hyundai Elantra 2019 has a change in style with a fish bone-type milling in the normal version, while the dual-spoke 5-spoke alloy wheels Sport on the Sport version is still inherited from the old model. The wheels of the car depending on the version will be 15-17 inches in size with two sets of tires 195/64 R15 and 225/45 R17.

2019 Hyundai Elantra review: Tail

Not only changing the headrest design, but also the tail of the Elantra 2019 is also redone by Hyundai with the common spirit of the language "Sensual Sportiness". The highlight of this area is the sharp LED taillight cluster designed with lightning parallel design quite nicely symmetrical on both sides and extended to near the center position.

Along with that, the tail wing of the Elantra 2019 is also cleverly created by Hyundai to form a unified block with the trunk door. The illuminated shiny Elantra is highlighted under the Hyundai logo and placed in the center of the rear. The camera is pushed back up and the trunk button is hidden in the H-shaped logo.

With this new design, the Hyundai team must move the mounting area to the bottom, while redesigning the rear bumper area of ​​Elantra 2019 with the presence of the diffusion plate, the Sport version alone will be added. The sporty dual exhaust pipe is shaped differently. In general, viewed from the rear, 2019 Hyundai Elantra easily attracts the attention of the people around.

Hyundai Elantra 2019: Driving compartment

Looking at the overall, the interior of the Hyundai Elantra 2019 upgraded version doesn't have too much difference in design compared to the old version, the main color for the interior space is still 2 tones in black and beige gold (session 1.6 / 2.0 version) and black red border (1.6 Turbo).
Users will continue to own interior space in accordance with Hyundai's HMI (Human Machine Interface) design philosophy with a friendly and easy-to-use interface that is reflected in the meticulousness to every detail in the car.

The redesigned details include steering wheel panel, new instrument cluster, ventilation doors, air-conditioning control unit and storage tray. On the Sport version, the silver-rimmed trimmings running across the center console will be replaced by carbon-fiber plastic cladding to bring a bit of sportiness to the cockpit of the Elantra 2019.

Review Hyundai Elantra 2019: Steering wheel and dashboard

As mentioned above, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra steering wheel has been completely new, up to 99% with the design of the Hyundai Kona class B Crossover. The buttons on the steering wheel are also shaped to look more refined and advanced.

In fact, this steering wheel has been applied to the Elantra Sport 2018 model and it is now available on all versions of the Elantra 2019. For the Sport version, the Elantra 2019 steering wheel is designed as a D-Cut bottom. Flat integrated digital shift lever like on real sports cars.

The meter-meter display of the Elantra 2019 is still a combination of two mechanical watches with a multi-information center display but the internal interface has a little difference in some minor details.

2019 Hyundai Elantra review: Seat

The seats on the Hyundai Elantra 2019 have constant styling, the seats are standard equipment on the 1.6 MT version, while the seats are leather and electrically adjusted for the driver's seat for the AT versions. For the Sport version, in addition to being dotted with red lines, the front seats will have more contours and an additional Sport logo embroidered on the back of the seat.

The rear seat space is still comfortable for users both on the top and the front leg space. Of course, for passengers with a moderate shape of 1.7m, if passengers with a high appearance will surely feel the first part is limited due to the design of Coupe, so the ceiling is quite sloping to the rear. .

Here Hyundai arranged the air-conditioned door and armrests with cup holders to serve the rear passengers. However, the back seat only has 2 headrests, so if you move with 3 passengers, the position of the middle person will feel uncomfortable. In return, the floor to the flat foot is completely convenient to move as well as to help the person sitting between the feet to extend to the sides.

Review Hyundai Elantra 2019: Luggage compartment

The luggage compartment of Elantra 2019 has a capacity of 408 liters, spacious enough to hold two mid-sized suitcases for long-term travel. In addition, you can fold the rear seats in a 60:40 ratio to increase the capacity if you need to transport larger applications. If the armpit is carrying a lot of furniture, the user will not need to manipulate the button on the door of the trunk, the trunk will open when the key is close to the car for about 3 seconds.
he standard facilities on all 4 Hyundai Elantra 2019 versions include FM Radio / MP3 / AUX / USB, Bluetooth, integrated 7 inch Apple CarPlay touchscreen, smart key, start button, lights automatic phase, 6-speaker sound system, ...

The automatic digital AT versions of Elantra 2019 will have two independent zones automatic air conditioning system, rain-sensing sensor, electric folding mirrors. The sunroof, Qi standard wireless charging system, seat drying and cruise control will only be available on 2.0 AT and 1.6 Turbo, while the steering wheel drying feature will only be available on 2.0 AT version.

Car Reviews Hyundai Elantra 2019: Safe

Except for Hyundai Elantra 1.6 MT version only equipped with basic safety features including ABS anti-lock braking system, auxiliary brake force BA, electronic brake force distribution EBD, reversing camera and 2 airbags, AT version of Elantra 2019 will have more standard safety equipment such as:

  1. TPMS tire pressure sensor
  2. Electronic balance ESP
  3. VSM anti-slip control
  4. Support for horizontal departure of HAC
  5. Control TSC traction force
  6. Safety system of 6 airbags (7 airbags with Elantra sport)
  7. 8 sensor system before and after

Review Hyundai Elantra 2019: Engine and gearbox
Model Elantra 2019 upgraded version was distributed to Vietnamese market by Hyundai Thanh Cong under 3 engine models:
Gasoline Gamma II I-4 1.6L engine with a maximum capacity of 128 horsepower at 6,300 rpm along with a maximum torque of 155 Nm at 4,850 rpm
2.0L Nu I-4 petrol engine for a maximum capacity of 152 horsepower at 6,200 rpm with a maximum torque of 196 Nm at 4,000 rpm.
I-4 turbocharged petrol engine 1.6L, with a capacity of 204 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and maximum torque of 265 Nm in the 1,500 ~ 4,500 rpm rpm.
Two models of 1.6L and 2.0L engines will be accompanied by 6-speed automatic gearbox or 6-speed floor, and the 1.6L turbocharged engine model will be combined with the 7-speed dual-clutch DCT automatic transmission. .

In addition, Elantra 2019 is also added a Smart (smart) operating mode in the Drive Mode steering system besides 3 previous operating modes, Eco (save) - Normal (normal) - Sport (can sports). This mode automatically adjusts the proper operating mechanism depending on the speed and operating conditions, making the driver more comfortable when driving.

2019 Hyundai Elantra review: Operation
Like the old version, 2019 Hyundai Elantra, despite the C-MDPS electric power steering system is similar to the previous version of Elantra Sport, but it can be seen that the steering wheel of the new car is still quite light. This will bring attractiveness to those who buy a car that prioritizes comfort first.

Compared with two models of 1.6L and 2.0L natural intake engines, the turbocharged 1.6L engine on the Elantra Sport model is evaluated by an Oto.com.vn team as an attractive powertrain. It produces 204 horsepower and achieves maximum torque of 265 Nm from 1,500 rpm, becoming the most powerful universal C-class sedan in the segment.
With this power, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport has no sluggish feel and the latency of the supercharged engine is minimal. In particular, the multi-point independent rear suspension only available on Elantra Sport version makes it more stable and gives confidence to the operator when exposed to corners.

The front and rear springs are adjusted in a more positive direction, meaning that it is 14% and 22% harder, and a 30% improved shock absorber significantly reduces the likelihood of the body being twisted in comparison. Elantra standard.

Overall, although the 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport performance has been slightly improved compared to the standard version, the steering wheel is also sharper but perhaps it still cannot be considered a compact sports car. The best segment by this title belongs to the Honda Civic with an excellent suspension and steering system.