2017 Hyundai Elantra SR (nee Sport) revealed in the US
The 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR (or Sport in the US) has been revealed following its unveiling in South Korea – it will launch here in September.
THE HOTTEST Hyundai Elantra has been revealed in the US overnight following its reveal last month in South Korea. Expected to launch in Australia in September, the hot-shoe Elantra SR, as it’ll be known here, and Sport in the US, boasts a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that’s good for 150kW and more than 250Nm of torque.
While those numbers might not set pulses racing we expect the Elantra SR to make the most of its oomph thanks to local tuning of the ride and handling – our Robert Pepper spent a day with the Australian engineers while they tuned an Elantra SR mule.
While Hyundai locally hasn’t revealed pricing or specifications, we expect the Elantra SR to start at under $30,000+ORC. It’ll be available globally with either a six-speed manual or an in-house-developed seven-speed dual clutch transmission; it’s not known whether we’ll get one or both transmissions.
The Elantra SR looks different to its siblings, gets an exclusive independent multi-link rear suspension setup, a flat-bottomed steering wheel, and sport seats with red contrast stitching.
While Hyundai’s N performance arm has been busy working on new models, including an i30 N, it’s understood the Elantra SR isn’t that departments work.
Practical Motoring will be attending the local launch so stay tuned.