11/01/2016, Fountain Valley, CA
Most Powerful and Capable Elantra Ever is Feature-Packed and Great-Looking
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 1, 2016 – The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is no small coming package, yet a distinguished pattern upgrades are positively eye-catching. This singular coming and travel participation creates Elantra Sport observable among a peers.
Model-exclusive front and back fascias give a Sport essential visible split from a rest of a Elantra lineup, with pointed though immediately tangible “tells” that spirit during a car’s softened energy and dynamics. Note a Sport’s black hexagonal grille with pointed “Turbo” badge; assertive side sill extensions; plane LED Daytime Running Lights; a singular middle housing for a customary HID headlamps; a Sport-specific light signature for a customary LED taillights; and chrome twin empty outlets nestled in a rear-bumper diffuser insert. Sport-specific 18-inch wheels wrapped in Hankook Ventus S1 Noble² ultra high opening all-season tires finish a look.
UNPRECEDENTED PERFORMANCE AND DYNAMICS
Hyundai understands that a Sport moniker should broach on a promise, and that is reflected in a series of ways over a badging on a trunklid.
“We are anxious to offer Hyundai’s many energetic Elantra ever. Elantra Sport is, initial and foremost, a magnificently fun daily motorist with loads of impression and a value-packed set of features,” pronounced Hyundai Motor America’s Mike Evanoff, product manager for a Elantra. “Our solid intonation of Elantra sedan introductions has led to a many different and stretchable lineup ever offered—led by Elantra, bolstered by a fit Elantra Eco, and now finished with a sparkling new Elantra Sport.”
Elantra Sport is powered by Hyundai’s proven Gamma 1.6L Turbo-GDI inline 4 cylinder engine, that produces 201 hp during 6,000 RPM and 195 lb.-ft. of torque during 1,500~4,500 RPM—increases of 54 hp and 63 lb.-ft., respectively, over a customary naturally aspirated Elantra. This engine is interconnected with a normal 6-speed primer gearbox as customary equipment, while a 7-speed DCT with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters is accessible for drivers who cite programmed shifts.
Extensive use of high-strength steel (53 percent for 2017 contra 21 percent in a prior generation) and 394 feet of constructional glue are employed in Elantra Sport’s construction. These enhancements, total with a new, Sport-exclusive back multi-link eccentric suspension, assistance broach rare dynamics for a Elantra. The list of technical changes serve includes incomparable front and back stabilizer bars, aloft open and check rates, upsized 12” front stop rotors, retuned steering and retuned final expostulate ratios.
SOUND TO MATCH ITS LOOKS
While Elantra Sport’s robust styling hints during a energy that lies underhood, Hyundai went a step serve to safeguard that a car’s audio signature adds an observable snarl to compare a opening bona fides. The scarf tuning puts Elantra Sport’s empty note right during a limit threshold for pass-by sound requirements.
The courtesy to fact with courtesy to Elantra Sport’s sound extends to a intake complement as well. The U.S.-spec airbox facilities reduction baffling to concede for some-more sound, and a atmosphere intake siren itself utilizes a porous element to concede sound to emanate. In concert, a revisions to a intake and empty give Elantra Sport an authentic, sporty sound impression true from a factory—free of a boominess and turnpike worker that characterizes some aftermarket systems.
A SMART AND SPORTY PACKAGE
Inside, Elantra Sport builds on a Hyundai Elantra’s award-winning user knowledge – recently named one of Wards 10 Best. Heated leather competition seats with some-more assertive bolstering are customary along with eye-catching red contrariety stitching, a flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel, leather-wrapped shifter, and a black headliner. Hyundai’s discerning AM/FM/HD/SiriusXM 7” Display Audio complement with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is partial of a endless standard-equipment list, that also includes a vicinity pivotal with push-button start. Alloy pedals and a Sport disdainful instrument sign cluster yield even serve split from a rest of a Elantra line-up.
Elantra Sport can be upgraded even serve by a accessible Premium Package, that delivers a horde of fascinating amenities and motorist aids. These embody an 8” navigation system, 8-speaker Infinity reward audio complement with a dedicated core channel and subwoofer, and Clari-Fi Music replacement record that delivers a low-pitched knowledge closer to a artists’ strange intent; Blue Link connectivity; a energy sunroof; Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert Lane Change Assist.
STARTING AT $21,650
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport with a 6-speed primer delivery starts during $21,650. The Elantra Sport with a 7-speed DCT starts during $22,750. Both are theme to an additional $835 burden charge. The accessible Premium Package is a $2,400 option.
“Elantra Sport continues Elantra’s glorious value story by charity a constrained brew of customary and accessible apparatus with an enchanting pushing knowledge during pricing that undercuts opposition competition sedans in a category,” Evanoff added. “With Elantra Sport’s arrival, we are means to offer an Elantra to compare each pushing personality.”
AT A GLANCE: ELANTRA SPORT – SUMMARY OF CHANGES
Full facilities and specifications for a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport are accessible during http://www.hyundainews.com.