Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Hyundai | posted April 29, 2016 11:50
Hyundai turbocharges the Elantra to 204 horsepower
Hyundai's C-segment sedan is now available with more pep and style after the company recently unveiled the Elantra Sport. Also called the Avante in South Korea, the Elantra Sport features a more aggressive bodykit, a sportier interior finish and a T-GDI motor.
Starting with the front end, the Elantra Sport has a bigger bumper and incorporates LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and large air intakes. The sleek headlights, on the other hand, get red accents that differentiate it from standard models.
The side profile relatively remains the same apart from the application of wider side skirts and new 18-inch alloy wheels. Over to the rear, it gets a restyled bumper with a faux diffuser and dual exhaust pipes finished in chrome. The LED taillights also get a slight tweak in its appearance.
Aboard the Elantra Sport, a flat-bottom steering wheel with red contrast stitching immediately greets the driver. Sporty seats, faux carbon fiber trim pieces and red accents complete the cabin revisions of the Elantra Sport.
Under the hood, it is propelled by a 1.6-liter T-GDI inline-four that produces 204 PS and 265 Nm of torque. It can be mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. 0 – 100 km/h comes in at 8 seconds.
It will be reportedly be making its U.S. debut during this year's SEMA show.