2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SPORT UNLOCKS PASSION, POWER AND PERFORMANCE
• 1.6 Turbo GDI engine and independent multi-link rear suspension highlight the most powerful and dynamic Hyundai Elantra everFOÚNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 12, 2016
– Today at a meeting of the Washington Automotive Press Association in Alexandria, VA, Hyundai Motor America unveiled the all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport. The most powerful Elantra model ever, the Sport benefits from a variety of important powertrain, chassis and styling upgrades over the current SE, Eco, and Limited models.
The Elantra Sport is powered by a 1.6 Turbo GDI four-cylinder engine generating more than 200 hp and 190 lb-ft of torque. Drivers may choose between a six-speed manual transmission or seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission wîth paddle shifters. Helping to ensure the most powerful Elantra ever is also the most fun to drive, the Sport is exclusively outfitted wîth an independent multi-link rear suspension designed to elevate on-road dynamics and feel. Finally, Elantra Sport is visually differentiated wîth unique bodywork and model-specific interior appointments such as a flat-bottomed §teering wheel, sport seats and red contrast stitching.
'Elantra Sport demonstrates our commitment to providing drivers wîth compelling vehicle choices that align wîth 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 wîth sharp looks, proven in-car technology, upgraded power, and fun, sporty handling.'
The Hyundai Elantra Sport will arrive in North American showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2016. Additional details, including full specifications and pricing, will be available closer to the on-sale date.HYÚNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the Únited States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the Ú.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped wîth the Blue Link telematics system wîth proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year wîth enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.Source - Hyundai
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• Most Powerful and Capable Elantra Ever is Feature-Packed and Great-LookingFOÚNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016
– The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is no mere appearance package, though its striking design upgrades are certainly eye-catching. This unique appearance and street presence makes Elantra Sport unmistakable among its peers.
Model-exclusive front and rear fascias give the Sport crucial visual differentiation from the rest of the Elantra lineup, wîth subtle but immediately recognizable 'tells' that hint at the car's improved power and dynamics. Note the Sport's black hexagonal grille wîth subtle 'Turbo' badge; aggressive side sill extensions; horizontal LED Daytime Running Lights; a unique inner housing for the standard HID headlamps; a Sport-specific light signature for the standard LED taillights; and chrome dual exhaust outlets nestled in a rear-bumper diffuser insert. Sport-specific 18-inch wheels wrapped in Hankook Ventus S1 Noble² ultra high performance all-season tires complete the look.ÚNPRECEDENTED PERFORMANCE AND DYNAMICS
Hyundai understands that the Sport moniker should deliver on its promise, and that is reflected in a number of ways beyond the badging on the trunklid.
'We are thrilled to offer Hyundai's most dynamic Elantra ever. Elantra Sport is, first and foremost, a supremely fun daily driver wîth loads of style and a value-packed set of features,' said Hyundai Motor America's Mike Evanoff, product manager for the Elantra. 'Our steady cadence of Elantra sedan introductions has led to the most diverse and flexible lineup ever offered—led by Elantra, bolstered by the efficient Elantra Eco, and now completed wîth the exciting new Elantra Sport.'
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|Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 200 hp
Torque: 190 ft-lbs
Elantra Sport is powered by Hyundai's proven Gamma 1.6L Turbo-GDI inline four cylinder engine, which produces 201 hp at 6,000 RPM and 195 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,500&4,500 RPM—increases of 54 hp and 63 lb.-ft., respectively, over the standard naturally aspirated Elantra. This engine is paired wîth a traditional 6-speed manual gearbox as standard equipment, while a 7-speed DCT wîth §teering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is available for drivers who prefer automated shifts.
Extensive use of high-strength steel (53 percent for 2017 versus 21 percent in the previous generation) and 394 feet of structural adhesive are employed in Elantra Sport's construction. These enhancements, combined wîth a new, Sport-exclusive rear multi-link independent suspension, help deliver unprecedented dynamics for the Elantra. The list of technical changes further includes larger front and rear stabilizer bars, higher spring and damper rates, upsized 12' front brake rotors, retuned §teering and retuned final drive ratios.SOÚND TO MATCH ITS LOOKS
While Elantra Sport's muscular styling hints at the power that lies underhood, Hyundai went a step further to ensure that the car's audio signature adds an unmistakable snarl to match its performance bona fides. The muffler tuning puts Elantra Sport's exhaust note right at the maximum threshold for pass-by sound requirements.
The attention to detail wîth regard to Elantra Sport's sound extends to the intake system as well. The Ú.S.-spec airbox features less baffling to allow for more sound, and the air intake pipe itself utilizes a porous material to allow sound to emanate. In concert, the revisions to the intake and exhaust give Elantra Sport an authentic, sporty sound character straight from the factory—free of the boominess and freeway drone that characterizes some aftermarket systems.A SMART AND SPORTY PACKAGE
Inside, Elantra Sport builds on the Hyundai Elantra's award-winning user experience - recently named one of Wards 10 Best. Heated leather sport seats wîth more aggressive bolstering are standard along wîth eye-catching red contrast stitching, a flat-bottomed leather-wrapped §teering wheel, leather-wrapped shifter, and a black headliner. Hyundai's intuitive AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM 7' Display Audio system wîth Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is part of the extensive standard-equipment list, which also includes a proximity key wîth push-button start. Alloy pedals and a Sport exclusive instrument gauge cluster provide even further differentiation from the rest of the Elantra line-up.
Elantra Sport can be upgraded even further through the available Premium Package, which delivers a host of desirable amenities and driver aids. These include an 8' navigation system, 8-speaker Infinity premium audio system wîth a dedicated center channel and subwoofer, plus Clari-Fi Music restoration technology which delivers a musical experience closer to the artists' original intent; Blue Link connectivity; a power sunroof; Blind Spot Detection wîth Rear Cross-traffic Alert & Lane Change Assist.STARTING AT $21,650
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport wîth the 6-speed manual transmission starts at $21,650. The Elantra Sport wîth the 7-speed DCT starts at $22,750. Both are subject to an additional $835 freight charge. The available Premium Package is a $2,400 option.
'Elantra Sport continues Elantra's superb value story by offering a compelling mix of standard and available equipment wîth an engaging driving experience at pricing that undercuts rival sport sedans in its category,' Evanoff added. 'With Elantra Sport's arrival, we are able to offer an Elantra to match every driving personality.'Source - Hyundai