Although the date of release of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is not yet confirmed by the South Korean carmaker, Hyundai, there are some rumors that will happen this year. Some experts even propose them to get a correct timing, considering the specifications that the sedan brings. It is expected that this Sport sedan will be unveiled at the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show. The car will be derived from the earlier sports version, which is still available on the market for sale. The Korean automaker mainly constructing its new sedan, targeting the Volkswagen Jetta GLI SE and the Honda Civic Si. It may be an ideal vehicle for those who want their car to offer high performance and comfort of the sedan.
Non sport 2017 Elantra
2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Redesign
The next generation Elantra Sport is expected come equipped with sharp, and well-designed external elements, which will be more aggressive and attractive with the redesigned body, which will be more dynamic than 2015 model. The new vehicle comes equipped with the front wheel air drapes and it is designed to offer an impressive drag coefficient of 0.27 when compared to that of the Porsche 911 due to its optimized underbody design.
Although the driving dynamics of the 2017 Elantra Sport remains the same as that of the earlier model, it is stiffer, more responsive, safer and much quieter than the earlier model. The major reason for these immense improvements is that the new sports sedan has been constructed on the redesigned chassis, which is prepared from 53% of high-power steel. The sedan is also more frivolous than the earlier model.
The next Elantra Sport model is equipped with a finely tuned suspension system in the front and a Multi-link suspension system at the back that offers the vehicle an immense stability and an amplified steering response. This makes the sedan suitable to drive on curvy-rock lined streets, and the sedan will offer a linear feel.
This time, the automaker makes the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport interior space more luxurious, safer and more comfortable but not too much different that 2 years ago. As a result, the cabin will have high quality and costly leather seats in the front and back rows. The equipment section has also been updated with the latest version of Infotainments system, elegant cruise control, adequate USB ports, etc. As far as the safety systems are concerned, the new vehicle comes equipped with automatic tragedy braking system with pedestrian support, lane keeps support. Furthermore, the cabin of the new vehicle comes with an impressive cargo capacity of 110.2 cubic feet.
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport is expected to be powered by the same engine as in Veloster Turbo, it is turbocharged 4-cylinder 1.6-liter, with 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque.
The engines of the 2017 Elantra Sport will be paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and optionally as we heard there will be six-speed manual transmission system.
The first powertrain of “regular” Elantra will be a four-cylinder engine with the displacement of 2.0 liters(currently at US market), with the power of 147 ponies and the required torque of 132 pounds per foot. The second powertrain is 1.4 liter(Eco trim) with 128 ponies and torque of 156 pounds per foot.
2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport spied on parking
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport release date is expected to be the last quarter of 2016, after SEMA show in October. Regarding pricing, the starting price of the base model of the new vehicle is estimated to be $17,150, whereas the Limited model will be available at a starting price of $22,350. As it comes equipped with the Tech package and the Ultimate package, the price may go up to $26,750.
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New Hyundai Elantra Sport 2017 pictures