204 PS 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport launched in South Korea – Video

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport (called as the Avante Sport in South Korea), the performance variant of the latest gen Elantra, has been launched in South Korea. The performance-oriented sedan is priced between 19,630,000 won (around INR 11.43 lakhs) and 24,100,000 won (around INR 14.04 lakhs).

The Elantra Sport features a 1.6-litre GDI turbocharged direct injection petrol engine which is tuned to belt out 204 PS and 265 Nm of torque. The sporty sedan can be specified either with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The car benefits from a standard multi-link suspension system. The fully-loaded Extreme Selection variant adds a rear spoiler, sportier stabilizer bars and upgraded springs and dampers.

Visually, the Elantra Sport differentiates itself from the regular variants by means of LED headlamps, a hexagonal grille with glossy black frame and chrome horizontal slats, a sporty bumper with black chin air splitter and LED DRLs, side skirts, 18-inch alloy wheels, new taillight detailing and a black diffuser with twin tailpipes.

Inside, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, carbon fibre-like trims, dual-tone bucket seats with exterior color coordinated elements are the feature highlights. The Elantra Sport will target young audience.

Hyundai Elantra Sport (Avante Sport)
The interior gets flat-bottomed steering wheel, dual-tone sports seats and carbon fibre-like dashboard trims.

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The Hyundai Elantra Sport would be launched in other global markets in a phased manner. Given that the market for a powerful entry level D-Segment petrol sedan is nearly non-existent in India, only the regular variants of the new gen Elantra are expected to be launched here in due course.

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