Hyundai has lifted the veils off the all-new US market 2017 Elantra Sport, which now comes with turbo power and a multilink rear suspension.
Deemed as the most powerful Elantra model ever, the new Sport is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre GDI petrol engine with “more than 200hp and 190lb ft of torque”.
Customers will be able to choose between a six-speed manual and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The chassis is fitted with an exclusive multilink rear suspension to ensure a sportier handling while the exterior gains a subtle body kit and bigger alloy wheels.
The small changes continue inside the cabin which now features a flat-bottom steering wheel, sports seats and red contrast stitching. Hyundai didn’t reveal any more details on the performance or pricing of the new Elantra Sport which will become available closer to the on-sale date which is the fourth quarter of 2016.
“The new Elantra Sport demonstrates our commitment to providing drivers with compelling vehicle choices that align with their interests,” says Mike Evanoff, Hyundai Motor America manager of product planning. “This is a vehicle that reflects our own passion for cars and driving, expressing it with sharp looks, proven in-car technology, upgraded power, and fun, sporty handling.”
The new Hyundai Elantra Sport is expected to rival cars like the upcoming Honda Civic Si and the Ford Focus ST when it finally hits the market.