2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Revealed
Hyundai has finally revealed the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport (known as Avante Sport in South Korea)
Compared to the regular Elantra, which is already quite attractive, the Sport version boasts a more aggressive front bumper with larger air intakes, different headlights, bold LED daytime running lights and more prominent side skirts. The grille features a red “Sport” badge, while the rear has gained a new bumper hosting a faux diffuser and two exhaust pipes finished in chrome. It rides on 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 225/40 R18 tires, which will be available in several different designs.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra will be available with three engines back home in South Korea. The weakest engine, naturally aspirated 1.6 GDI develops 130 hp, while a little bit more powerful is a 2.0 CVVT which generates 147 hp. The range-topping is turbocharged 1.6-liter T-GDI with 201 hp and 195 lb-ft (265 Nm) of torque. Hyundai will sell the car with a standard 6-speed manual transmission and an optional 7-speed, DCT dual-clutch transmission. When equipped with the 7-speed DCT auto, the 1.6 T-GDI has a combined consumption of 8.3 liters per 100 kilometers. It also benefits from a multi-link rear suspension.
Inside, Elantra Sport features black and red accents, faux carbon fiber trim, sporty seats, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 8-inch display with satellite navigation.
The US version will be revealed at 2016 SEMA Show in November.