As is usually the case with most Hyundai models, we're getting a sneak peek into the future by way of the company's Korean market lineup. Hyundai released images of the 2014 Avante on its home-market Facebook page, showing us what the updated 2014 Elantra will look like when it arrives this fall.

With the fifth-gen Elantra just three years old at this point, all of the changes will be relatively minor. Judging by the pictures of the Avante, updates to the exterior include new front and rear fascias, new headlights with LED running lights, LED taillights and new wheel options. The interior also gets some visual changes, mainly to the buttons and controls. Hyundai is also adding more comfort inside its compact sedan by adding a ventilated driver's seat, heated steering wheel and rear HVAC vents.


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      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great value for money.
      Kevin O Francis
      • 1 Year Ago
      They had me at ventilated seats...this is now a must have feature for me on any new car I purchase...and its been unavailable in this section...till now...sold!!
      Winnie Jenkems
      • 1 Year Ago
      I actually like this car. Many automakers struggle to make a subcompact look good, and they too often end up looking like eggs or insects. Hyundai has done a nice job with this attractive and proportional example.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      I honestly did not notice the difference. Still ugly though.
        Goahead
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jesus!
        Yea, it's so ugly that it is one of the top selling compact cars on the market. So ugly that that the entire general public is wrong. What an idiot you are. Go drive your Pontiac Aztek.
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        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        So what's your tactic today, Aaron? You going to upvote yourself, or downvote yourself with your 30+ logins to make it look like there is a "Hyundai ghost blogger"? You going to slip up and respond to yourself again? You going to accidentally use aaronm_mt instead of Aaronm_mt?
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          • 1 Year Ago
          @NightFlight
          I am at +9 in less than an hour. Keep upvoting me, Aaron!
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      Wm
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know someone with a 2013 of this car. It's not something I would purchase, but I was very impress with the size. This car is essentially the same size as a Chevy Malibu, but with much better mileage, much better looks and costing far less. I compared the warranties too, and even though they both carry 100,000 mile drive-train coverage, Hyundai's will last twice the number of years if you less than average and has far fewer exceptions. This person got a 2-door, which is not available in many models, comparing it to the Altima and Accord coupes, it is larger, cheaper and gets better mileage. Unlike most 2-doors, the space is nearly identical to the 4-door. No V6, but for many drivers that is not important. I would still prefer a Mazda6 or Altima, but the Elantra is a very good value.
        DK
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Wm
        This competes with the Cruze, Mazda3, Civic, and Sentra, not the Malibu, Mazda6, Accord, or Altima.
          anonymous guy
          • 1 Year Ago
          @DK
          While it is a C-segment car, it's interior volume actually does compete with the D-segment cars.
      NightFlight
      • 1 Year Ago
      Glad to see they moved the vents on the center stack. I always hated that on the current Elantra, I thought it made the interior look goofy with the big pieces of silver painted plastic. I'd like the see the 2.0 GDI make it into the Elantra....
      Laszlo Panaflex
      • 1 Year Ago
      Impressive. I truly hope Hyundai places these features in the USDM Elantra MMC. They're known for leaving the good stuff from their KDM models off the US equivalents.
      aviboy97
      • 1 Year Ago
      I noticed "GDi" on the trunk. The current Elantra does not have a DI engine. I wonder if a DI engine will make it in the Elantra for 2014?
      JonnyB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Styling is nice with the addition to some updated tech, ...but if only they worked on the way it feels when being driven. It\'s too numb. Also for the price these are going for these days at the dealerships (I used to sell Hyundai\'s), they need to upgrade the interior. The fit and finish is spot on, but you can tell that there\'s use of thinner gauged plastics compared to Toyota\'s (except for Corolla\'s, Yaris\'s, and Scion\'s), Honda\'s, and (Made in Japan) Nissan\'s. Almost there Hyundai, keep up the great work of keeping the top companies on their toes. Ultimately we all benefit from it with better product to choose form.
        Jamie Elmhirst
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JonnyB
        I totally agree, but it will remain very popular with folks who value content over driving characteristics.
        Mondrell
        • 1 Year Ago
        @JonnyB
        "...but if only they worked on the way it feels when being driven. It\'s too numb." Agreed, but I wouldn't hold my breath. Even if Hyundai had the engineering know-how of more experienced players, I wager the Elantra would still be fairly remote to help differentiate it from the Forte, which seems to be highly capable rather than outright sporty.
      Max Bramante
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mmmmh not bad actually, but i'm going mad with the 2014 Corolla so i would definitely go for it and actually i like a lot the 2013 Civic too.
      Awhattup
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own a 2011 model with NAV. Some new stuffs I notice. 1. sliding armrest 2. heated steering wheel (I doubt it will come to the US) 3. dual zone temp control 4. auto park assist (probably not gonna come to the US) 5. LED DRL (probably only on the top trip) 6. Veloster styled wheel options 7. A few minor updates on the exterior including exposed exhaust tip. 8. Many of you bashed the lower positioned air vents... now they are positioned higher like other cars. Hyundai is addressing the complaints... what's to hate? oh... the badge you snobs can't pass?
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Awhattup
        "Hyundai is addressing the complaints... what's to hate?" For one thing, Hyundai's "fluidic sculpture" is as ugly as homemade sin.
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