2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport revealed
Hyundai recently revealed the all-new Elantra Sport for the South Korean market. Called the “Avante Sport” over there, it comes with an aggressive bodykit and a more powerful engine.
Under the hood, it gets a turbocharged 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine, mated to either a standard 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The motor churns out about 200 hp and 265 Nm of torque, which is enough to take it from 0-100 kph in about 8 seconds. It also gets a multi-link rear suspension for better handling.
For the exterior, it gets a more aggressive front bumper with larger air intakes and LED daytime running lights. The front grille also benefits from a red “Sport” badge. The rear features a redesigned bumper with a fake diffuser and exhaust chrome tips. The Elantra Sport also gets sportier side skirts and it rides on 18-inch alloy wheels, available in different designs.
Hyundai has tried to spice up the interior with fake carbon-fibre accents, sports seats and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. South Korea gets an “Extreme Package” which features a rear spoiler, some different 18-inch rims and some performance parts.
Whether the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport will make its way to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other GCC showrooms remains to be seen. If it does, it won’t be anytime soon.
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