The highly affordable car from Hyundai, the 2017 Elantra Sport is officially out and they have confirmed that the base model will be priced at $22,485.
The powertrain in this particular model will be mated to a six speed manual transmission system and if you are really keen on upgrading it to a dual clutch automatic transmission, it will set you back by $23,585. The 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport can be upgraded with an exclusive premium package priced at $2,400. By opting for the pack, you receive some noteworthy upgrades to the model including dual zone climate control, a powerful surround sound speaker system, sunroof, navigation support and the newly launched Blue Link Connected Car suite from Hyundai.
With such an aggressive pricing and packed to the brim with features, the Elantra Sport can easily outrun competition. It is already thousands of dollars less when compared to its nearest competitor, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. It’s direct competitors are however the Nissan Sentra SR Turbo and the Honda Civic Si. The model has been manufactured in Korea and will be shipped to different regions in the following weeks. According to statistics, majority of Elantra buyers are young people who love stylish, sleek finish at affordable cost. Most of them are expected to opt for the Sport model whereas others will go for the Eco, Limited lineup along with the custom premium package.
Hyundai has consciously upgraded the new 2017 Elantra Sport with a lot of features to provide value for money. The torsion beam with multilink rear suspension is a good addition. Similarly, aggressive modifications are done to the front and rear end of the car. The Sport features powerful LED headlights mounted on a fully blacked out grille. The LED daytime running lights are arranged in a different cluster and not as part of the headlights which contribute to the style quotient.
The car also features flat bottom steering wheel, black headliner and sleek sports seats with the logo ‘Sport’ embossed near the head rest. With a 1.6-liter turbo four engine, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport can deliver up to 201 horsepower coupled with 195 lb feet of torque which is a significant upgrade from the previous model that rendered about 147 horsepower. With this revamped model, Hyundai is heading in the right direction and has good potential to witness increased sales next year despite increasing competition from top auto companies.