Hyundai 2019 Model Year Changes

Below is a summary of changes to the Hyundai lineup for 2019 model year. This document will be updated regularly, creating a one-stop shop for the most up-to-date Hyundai vehicle lineup news. For additional product updates please subscribe to Hyundai News Alerts. You can also visit HyundaiNews.com for latest news on sales, pricing and technology. Please visit the product pages at HyundaiNews.com for more complete information. The models included in this guide are:

2019 Veloster – All New
2019 Veloster N – All New
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe – All New with name change:  2018 Santa Fe Sport → 2019 Santa Fe
2019 Hyundai Nexo – All New
2019 Hyundai Kona Electric – All New
2019 Hyundai Tucson – Redesigned (Mid-cycle Refresh)
2019 Hyundai Accent – Carryover
2019 Hyundai Elantra – Redesigned (Mid-cycle Refresh)
2019 Hyundai Elantra GT – Carryover
2019 Hyundai Ioniq – Carryover
2019 Hyundai Sonata – Carryover, Plus Editions converted to existing models names
2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid – Carryover
2019 Hyundai Kona – Carryover
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL – Name change:  2018 Santa Fe → 2019 Santa Fe XL

  

2019 Hyundai Veloster – All New

The Veloster is an all-new model for 2019. High performance N model added to the lineup.

2019 Veloster Product Overview

Unique and Innovative Styling

  • Sleek coupe hatchback profile w/ hidden rear door on passenger side (2+1 design)
  • New driver-oriented asymmetric interior layout with available two-tone roof
  • LED Daytime Running Lights, Headlights & Taillights


Improved Dynamics

  • Standard Nu 2.0L Atkinson Cycle with a 6-speed M/T or A/T
  • Enhanced 1.6 Turbo-GDI with a 6-speed M/T or 7-speed DCT
  • Standard multi-link rear suspension


Advanced Safety Features

  • Standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Standard Lane Keep Assist
  • Standard Driver Attention Alert
  • Available Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Available Smart Cruise Control


Advanced Technology & Connectivity

  • Available 8” Display Audio and 8’’ Navigation System
  • Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™ & Next Generation Blue Link®
  • Infinity® Premium Audio with Clari-Fi® Music Restoration Technology
  • Heads-up Display
  • Wireless Device Charging (Qi format)

 

 2019 Hyundai Veloster N – All New

The Veloster N is an all-new high-performance model for 2019.

  • Veloster N model demonstrates performance potential for Hyundai N Line-up in the U.S.
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with up to 275 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Electronically-controlled suspension with multiple track-tuned driving modes
  • N model integrated body design details clearly differentiate from Veloster line

 

 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe – All New

The Santa Fe is all new and has a name change:  2018 Santa Fe Sport → 2019 Santa Fe

2019 Santa Fe Product Overview

Differentiated Styling

  • Robust front design with stacked lighting elements
  • LED headlights, daytime running lights, fog lights and turn signal lights
  • Practical interior design with premium styling and graceful surfaces throughout the cabin


Capable Driving Dynamics 

  • Standard 2.4L GDI 4-cylinder engine and Idle, Stop & Go (ISG)
  • Optional 2.0L turbocharged with ISG
  • All engines are mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission
  • 17”, 18” and 19” alloy wheels


Advanced Safety Features

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist w/ Pedestrian Detection
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Rear Occupant Alert
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Surround View Monitor


Technology & Connectivity

  • 7” Display Audio and 8” Navigation System
  • Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™
  • Next Generation Blue Link®
  • Infinity® Premium Audio with Clari-Fi® Music Restoration Technology
  • Heads-up Display
  • Wireless Device Charging
  • 7” TFT LCD instrument cluster

 

 2019 Hyundai NEXO – All New

The NEXO is the next-generation fuel cell vehicle from Hyundai.

NEXO is the technological flagship of Hyundai’s growing eco-vehicle portfolio and marks Hyundai’s continued momentum toward having the industry’s most diverse CUV powertrain lineup.

Dedicated Architecture

For the first time ever, Hyundai’s fuel cell vehicle is built on a dedicated vehicle architecture. This architecture has many benefits including:

  • Lighter weight
  • Improved power-to-weight ratio
  • Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph than the Tucson FCEV
  • More cabin space
  • Allows the battery to be relocated to the trunk
  • Improved fuel cell system layout 


NEXO vs. Tucson Fuel Cell System Architecture

  • NEXO’s fuel cell stack and battery have more net power to supply a more powerful motor
  • NEXO’s powertrain is lighter and has improved packaging
  • Improved hydrogen storage tanks


Powertrain Improvements

  • NEXO’s powertrain is lighter and takes up less space compared with Tucson FCEV
  • More efficient
  • Better module integration
  • Smaller
  • Lighter


Drivability

  • Peak acceleration is increased by 25 percent compared with Tucson FCEV
  • NEXO accelerates from 0 to 60 mph 20 percent faster than Tucson FCEV
  • NEXO has more torque than the Tucson FCEV


Range

  • NEXO has 40 percent more range than the Tucson FCEV
  • NEXO has an estimated range of 370 miles compared with the Tucson FCEV 265 miles


Quiet and Comfortable Driving Characteristics

  • NEXO maintains the quiet and comfortable driving characteristics of the Tucson FCEV
  • All of the NEXO’s moving parts are inside the engine bay which isolates the noise to one area


Durability

  • NEXO has the same level of durability as internal combustion engine vehicles


Hydrogen Storage

  • NEXO’s storage system is lighter than the Tucson FCEV
  • NEXO’s storage system has world-class storage density
  • NEXO can be refueled within five minutes

 

 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric – All New

The 2019 Kona Electric is an Eco CUV with an impressive 258 miles of estimated range.

2019 Kona Electric Overview

Modern, High-Tech Eco Design

  • Future-focused, modern presence with geometric body form and sporty contours
  • Practical interior design with two-two color options and an available contrast-roof
  • LED Daytime Running Lights, Headlights & Taillights


Power, Electric Propulsion

  • 150 kW (201 HP) Electric Powertrain with 290 lb-ft of torque
  • EV Fast Charger
  • Standard 17” Alloy Wheel with Low Rolling Resistance Tires


Advanced Safety Features

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • High Beam Assist


Technology & Connectivity

  • 7” Display Audio and 8” Navigation System with EV Technology Display
  • Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™
  • Next Generation Blue Link® with Remote Charge Access
  • Infinity® Premium Audio with Clari-Fi® Music Restoration Technology
  • Heads-up Display
  • Wireless Device Charging
  • Shift-by-Wire

 

 2019 Hyundai Tucson – Redesigned (Mid-cycle Refresh)

The redesigned 2019 Tucson enters the highly competitive compact CUV market with upgrades inside and out, including a new cascading grille, new center stack design, more advanced safety features and available Qi wireless charging.

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (‘18MY)
 
CHANGE TO
(‘19MY)
NOTES
Mechanical
1.6L Turbo with 7-speed DCT
Available on Value
Discontinued
2.4L engine applied, delivers more horsepower
2.4L engine with 6-A/T
Available on Sport
Available on SEL & up
 
Idle, Stop & Go
Not Available
New! Standard on 2.4L only
 
Electronic parking brake
Not Available
New!  Standard
 
Exterior
17” & 19” alloy wheels
LED headlights & taillights
New Designs
 
18” alloy wheels
Heated side mirrors
New!  Available on SEL
 
Shark-fin antenna
Limited & up
Standard
 
Rain-sensing wipers
Not Available
New!  Available on Ltd. w/ Ult. Pkg.
 
HID Headlights w/ DBL
Limited with Ultimate Package
Discontinued
Expanded application of LED headlights
LED DRLs & halogen fog lights
Available on SEL a
Available on Sport & up
 
LED headlights & taillights
Available on Limited a
Available on Sport & up
 
Heated side mirrors
Standard
Available on Value & up
 
Side mirrors with turn signal indicators
Available on SEL Plus a
Available on Limited & up
 
Interior
Compass (on rear view mirror)
Available on SEL Plus & Limited
Discontinued
Feature available in cluster display
Multimedia
7” Display Audio w/ AA & ACP
Available SEL & up
Standard
 
Blue Link® Connected Car
Available on SEL Plus & Limited & up
Available on Value & up
 
2nd row USB outlet
Not Available
New! Available on SEL & up
 
Wireless device charging
Not Available
New! Available on Limited & up
 
CD Player
Available on SE  Value
Discontinued
Low feature usage, competitive application
Advanced Safety
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (Camera-sensor)
FCA (Sensor-fusion) available on Limited w/ Ult. Pkg.
Standard
 
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
New! Standard
 
Surround View Monitor
Not Available
New! Available on Limited & up
 
Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
Not Available
New! Available on Ltd. w/ Ult. Pkg.
 
Driver Attention Warning
Not Available
New! Standard
 
High Beam Assist
Not Available
New! Available on Ltd. w/ Ult. Pkg.
 
Packaging
SEL Plus
Available
Discontinued
Features repackaged, Value trim repositioned
Value
Available
Repositioned
Feature enhanced
Color Application
White (TW3), Brown (M8N) and Blue (R2U) exterior colors
Not Available
New! Available
 

  

2019 Hyundai Accent – Carryover

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (‘18MY)
 
CHANGE TO 
(‘19MY)
NOTES
Exterior
Chrome Grille
Included on LIMITED
Standard on SE
 
Fog lights
Included on LIMITED
Included on SEL
 
Chrome beltline molding
Included on LIMITED
Included on SEL
 
LED headlights
Not Available
Included on LIMITED
 
Chrome Grille
Included on LIMITED
Standard on SE
 

 

2019 Hyundai Elantra – Redesigned


2019 Elantra Sedan Updates

Exterior Design Changes

o New hood, front fenders, front fascia, grille and headlights

o New trunk, taillights and rear fascia

o New 16- and 17-inch wheel designs

o New 15-inch alloy wheel design on Eco trim

o LED headlights applied to Limited and Sport trims


Interior Design Changes

o New center cluster

  • Air vents
  • AVN/Audio/Temperature controls
  • Storage tray

o New instrument cluster and housing


Hyundai SmartSense

o Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) applied to SEL trim and above

o Lane Keep Assist (LKA) applied to SEL trim and above

o Driver Attention Alert (DAA) applied to SEL trim and above

o Safe Exit Assist (SEA) added to Limited with Ultimate Package


Interior Features

o Standard: 5-inch color audio system

o Bluetooth and steering wheel audio controls applied to SE manual

o Blue Link® Connected Car System with three years of complimentary Blue Link services applied to Value Edition

o Qi wireless charging applied to Limited

o Available AVN 5.0 with faster processor, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ and HERE HD Traffic 8-inch Multimedia Navigation System offered with higher level trims

o Infinity premium audio with 8 speakers including a center channel and subwoofer applied to Limited

o Smart Shift Drive Mode applied to SEL and above

o Standard: Rear view camera with dynamic guidelines 

 

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT – Carryover

Information will be provided this fall.

  

2019 Hyundai Ioniq – Carryover

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (’18MY)
 
CHANGE TO
(’19MY)
NOTES
Mechanical
Carryover
Exterior
Carryover
Interior
Carryover
Multimedia
Point of Interest Search
Google POI Search
HERE, Server-based Voice Recognition
New POI search database
Safety
Driver Attention Warning
Not available
Available
Combined with Lane Keep Assist System
High Beam Assist
Not available
Available
Combined with HID or LED headlights
Colors
Carryover
Ioniq Hybrid Packaging
SEL
 
Adds from 2018MY:AEB w/ pedestrian detectionLane Keep AssistSmart Cruise ControlDriver Attention Warning
Increased application of AEB
SEL Tech
Available
Not available
Now standard on SEL
Limited
 
 
Adds from 2018MY:AEB w/ pedestrian detectionLane Keep AssistSmart Cruise ControlDriver Attention WarningHigh Beam Assist
Increased application of AEB
Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid Packaging
Plug-in Hybrid
 
Adds from 2018MY:Blue Link Connected Car Services
Ability to use remote charge management
Limited
 
 
Adds from 2018MY:Blue Link Connected Car ServicesAEB w/ pedestrian detectionLane Keep AssistSmart Cruise ControlDriver Attention WarningHigh Beam AssistRemoves from 2018MY:Integrated Memory System
Increased application of AEB
Ioniq Electric Packaging
Ioniq Electric Limited
 
Adds from 2018MY:Driver Attention WarningHigh Beam Assist
 

   

2019 Hyundai Sonata – Carryover from 2018 Mid-model Year Enhancement

The 2018 Mid-model Year Enhancement carries over for 2019. The only change for the 2019 model year is “+” edition nomenclature has been dropped for the names. The feature enhancements and technology packages remain.

The Sonata SEL and Sport are still equipped with these new comfort and convenience features

  • Sport mesh grille and front fascia
  • Dual automatic temperature control
  • Floor console-mounted rear vents
  • Qi wireless phone charging
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Auto up/down driver window

 
Sonata Sport with Tech Package still has the following advanced active safety features:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with start/stop
  • Electronic Parking Brake with auto vehicle hold


The 2019 Sonata Limited still comes with all these features:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with start/stop
  • Electronic Parking Brake with auto vehicle hold
  • Sport mesh grille and front fascia
  • Qi wireless phone charging
  • Heated steering wheel

 
The 2019 Sonata Limited with Ultimate Package still comes with all these features.

  • Sport mesh grille and front fascia
  • Panoramic sunroof

 

The 2019 Sonata Limited 2.0T is still equipped with these new comfort and convenience features

  • Panoramic sunroof (replaces conventional sunroof)

 

The 2019 Sonata Eco

  • There are no changes to the Sonata Eco model for the 2019 model year

  

2019 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid – Carryover


New standard features on the Limited trim include:

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Smart Cruise Control with start/stop
  • Electronic Parking Brake with auto vehicle hold

  

2019 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid – Carryover

 No changes for 2019 model year

 

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL – Carryover with Name Change

The 2019 Santa Fe XL is a carryover model with a new name:  2018 Santa Fe → 2019 Santa Fe XL

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (‘18MY)
 
CHANGE TO
(‘19MY)
CHANGE TO
(‘20MY)
Name
Model Name Application
Santa Fe Sport
 
 
Santa Fe
None
Santa Fe
 
 
Santa Fe XL
All-new model with new name
ITEM
CHANGE FROM (’18MY)
 
CHANGE TO (’19MY)
NOTES
Safety & Technology
AVN 5.0
Not Available
Available with 8” NavigationAdds upgraded, faster processor, mixed AM/FM, SiriusXM presets, navigation with 2D and Bird View, and HD Radio Traffic
 Removes CD Player 
Packaging
SE UltimateSE Ultimate with Tech PackageLimited Base
Available
Discontinued
 

  

 2019 Hyundai Kona – Carryover

 

ITEM
CHANGE FROM (‘18MY)
 
CHANGE TO
(‘19MY)
NOTES
Exterior
Contrast Roof
Available on SEL with three exterior colors
Available on SEL with two exterior colors
Deletes Silver option
Shark-fin Roof Antenna
Not Available
SEL Tech Package  ➤(And Above)
 
Conventional Sunroof
Available on SEL Tech, Limited
Remains included with SEL Tech; deleted from Limited & Ultimate; Standalone option on Ultimate
Deleted from Limited and Ultimate trims
Interior
Dual Front USB Outlets
Not Available
Standard
Replaces front 12V outlet
Infinity Premium Audio
Available on Ultimate
Available on SEL Tech ➤(And Above)
 
Blue Link Connected Car
Available on Ultimate
Available on SEL Tech ➤(And Above)
 
Safety and Technology
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
Not Available
Standard
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection on Ultimate
Lane Keeping Assist
Available on SEL Tech & Ultimate
Standard
 
Driver Attention Warning
Available on SEL Tech & Ultimate
Standard
 
Packaging
Limited Trim
Builds off SEL
Builds off SEL Tech
 
Sunroof Package
Not Available
Available on Ultimate
 
Color Application
Sunset Orange
Not Available
Available
 

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2019 Veloster Turbo
Jan 15, 2018

2019 Veloster Turbo

Added: Jan 15, 2018 | ID: 30945

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2019 Veloster N

Added: Jan 15, 2018 | ID: 31066

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2019 Santa Fe

Added: Feb 21, 2018 | ID: 31487

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NEXO

Added: Jan 8, 2018 | ID: 30824

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2019 Kona Electric
Mar 28, 2018

2019 Kona Electric

Added: Mar 28, 2018 | ID: 31746

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2019 Tucson

Added: Mar 28, 2018 | ID: 32076

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