William Maley

Hyundai News:Revealed! 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport

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William Maley    394

There's a new member to Hyundai Elantra family. Today, the Korean automaker revealed the 2017 Elantra Sport.

 

The Elantra Sport stands out from other Elantras thanks to small design changes as a blacked-out grille, slightly aggressive body kit, and a set of 20-inch aluminum wheels. The interior boasts some subtle changes such as a set of sport seats with red stitching and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

 

Power comes from a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder that is said to produce 'more than' 200 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai will offer a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Underneath, the Elantra Sport features a fully independent rear suspension setup instead of the torsion beam setup found on other Elantras.

 

Hyundai says the Elantra Sport will arrive in the fourth quarter of this year. This is when we'll likely get the final power figures and pricing.

 

Source: Hyundai

 

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dfelt    1,779

Intersting, should garner more than a few sales initially. I like the more subdued look and subtle sporty body kit. I am underwhelmed by the pathetic motor. 

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FAPTurbo    1,080

How's the motor pathetic? It's right in line with the Fiesta, the Veloster Turbo and VW's GTI...

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ocnblu    733

Sounds good on paper, that's as far as I'm going.

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Cory Wolfe    263

It certainly raises an eyebrow. I'll be curious to try it out to see whether its typical Hyundai or if its something special for once. 

 

How's the motor pathetic? It's right in line with the Fiesta, the Veloster Turbo and VW's GTI...

 

I'm not sure I'd go as far as pathetic, but Hyundai's turbo engines have been underwhelming. They have a history of putting out competitive numbers, but without competitive results. The current 2.0 turbo is a prime example. The 1.6 seems to deliver more of its promise, so perhaps it won't be so bad. I just don't see it actually competing with the likes of a VW GLI, especially when that engine is well documented as being underrated by VW. Not to mention Hyundai's so-so reputation of suspension tuning.

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Drew Dowdell    5,000

Sounds good on paper.  Cheers for the availability of a manual to go with the sport. 

 

I wish GM would bring their 1.6T over from Europe in more than just the Cascada, it gets rave reviews over there and has about the same spec as this Hyundai unit.... though 10 more lb-ft of torque in top tune.

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