After watching out the foreign company’s teaser, car enthusiasts are somewhat excited because of the upcoming Elantra sedan. What actually excites them is the fact that the Elantra sedan now contains more sport that it ever had. Officially named as 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport, the company’s latest sedan is actually good-looking, especially when compared to the previous Elantras. What’s more interesting is that the 2017 Elantra Sport is almost the same as Avante Sport, which adds up to some experts’ excitement.
Under the Hood
Experts have found out that the company’s usual 2.0-liter four-cylinder is actually disregarded and was placed with a 1.6 turbocharged four-cylinder with direct fuel injection capability. According to some rumors, the engine can achieve the 200 horsepower mark and is also known to contain a 190 pound-foot of torque. Needless to say, this is indeed sporty compared to previous Elantras. According to the reports, the default transmission of 2017 Elantra Sport is actually a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. However, due to popular demand, a six-speed manual transmission will be offered also. The thought is actually very comforting, especially if you’re one of those who will really miss seeing the gear stick on your side. Even though the 2017 Elantra Sport has a front-wheel drivetrain, the experts had noticed that the rear axle had undergone real serious overhauling and now contains a multilink independent suspension feature.
Exterior and Interior
It is very noticeable that the 2017 Elantra Sport shares its head lights and grille shape with previous Elantra models. However, it is also noticeable that the 2017 Elantra Sport had undergone a different body cut in addition to its impressive aluminum wheels. It’s somewhat surprising that the company had victoriously resisted the urge to put some flashy bits and other ‘race car’ accessories to it, which is comforting for a formally-designed coup.
Taking a good look inside, the interior is very impressive and sporty at the same time. This is noticeable in all seats aside from the steering wheel itself. This is quite an achievement since most experts often find the Elantra Series Models’ somewhat boring and weird. However, it would be much better if the company will start offering hatchback versions from now on.
- Category : Compact Car
- Engine : 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, direct fuel injection
- Transmission : 7-speed dual-clutch automatic or 6-speed manual
- Drivetrain : FWD
- Power : 200 horsepower
- Torque : 190 lb-ft