The current-generation Hyundai Elantra‘s angular design garnered attention when it first arrived for 2021, but it’s apparently time for a visual freshening already. Hyundai unveiled an updated version of the Korea-market Avante sedan, and we think this closely previews the 2024 Elantra that should reach the U.S. market later this year.
With revised headlights, a slimmer front grille, and new wheel designs, the facelifted Elantra looks more attractive to our eye. Around back, the taillights look slightly different as well, and the rear bumper design is more aggressive. We can’t spot any obvious changes inside, but the Elantra may get infotainment upgrades and new standard features.
We don’t expect Hyundai to change the Elantra’s powertrains much for 2024, as the current 2.0-liter inline-four, hybrid, and turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-four engine options should stick around. The high-performance Elantra N, with its powerful 286-hp 2.0-liter turbo-four, is likely to get similar styling changes for 2024 but it may arrive a few months after the standard car. The Elantra N is also the only version that offers a manual transmission, as the lesser N Line version with its 1.6T engine dropped its six-speed manual option after the 2022 model year.