Much like the Santa Fe Sport is to the Santa Fe, the Elantra Sport will enhance the Elantra in new ways.of the
The basic Elantra is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with 147 hp, while the Sport is upgraded to a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder engine that hits over 200 horsepower and over 190 lb-ft of torque. However, both versions have the same transmission: six-speed or seven-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)–though the Elantra Sport’s DCT gets paddle shifters.
Moving to the back of the vehicle, the Elantra Sport gets independent multi-link rear suspension to give it a better driving experience than the basic Elantra.
Inside, the Elantra Sport does exude “performance,” as it’s outfitted with a pair of front sport seats, upholstery with red contrast stitching, and a flat-bottomed steering wheel. It will also come with many tech features that are only optional add-ons for the lower Elantra trim levels.
The Hyundai Elantra Sport is not yet offered to US customers through Hyundai’s , but when it does, we’re curious to see how well this sport-ified version sells.