Hyundai has finally unwrapped the most-awaited all-new Elantra Sport. This is a top-specs variant of existing Hyundai Elantra which is the most loved sedans globally. It is meant to be presented at the Los Angeles Auto Show, this month. Although, before that, the company has officially revealed the small car variant globally. It looks more stylish and dashing compared to the appearance of the standard variant.
2019 Elantra Sport has received whooping changes in the exterior as well as interior. The most remarkable modification is seen compact four-door segment is its bold and stylish appearance and the turbocharged motor. It is outfitted with angular sleek swept headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lamps and the smooth front cascading grill with black treatment. Moving to the side portion, we can see the new side skirts, larger 18-inch alloy wheels and a twin exhaust system with chrome finish.
In terms of dimension, the Elantra is 4,570mm longer, 1,800mm wider, and 1,440mm taller. The wheelbase remained at 2,700mm and ground clearance is 140mm. It comes with dual–diagonal, split circuit, power assisted with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist System (BAS) featuring front 305 mm x 25 mm ventilated disc and rear 262 mm x 10 mm solid disc.
The premium cabin of the Elantra Sport is equipped with sport bucket seats, carbon fibre treatment, a flat-bottomed leather steering wheel and door sill plates. It also gets red and black leather upholstery in option. It also features paddle shifters for the dual-clutch transmission, metal scuff plates and aluminium pedals. The new vehicle will be integrated with lots of high-level safety features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), Sensory Safety, and many others.
2019 Elantra Sport is powered by a 1.6-liter (1,591cc) turbocharged Gamma inline-four motor which delivers 204 PS of max power @ 6,000 RPM and 265 Nm of torque @ 1,500-4,500 RPM. The engine will be combined with a same six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It will offer fuel consumption of 12 km/L, which is comparable to 28.2 mpg US or 8.3 l/100 km. It will compete against the likes of Skoda Octavia vRS. The modified vehicle will be launch next year.
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