Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski has revealed some new details about the 2017 Elantra Sport. Speaking with Edmunds, Zuchowski said the model will be aimed "at the performance enthusiast" and it will be "completely different" than previous Elantra Sport models which were pretty much a one-trick pony.

Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski has revealed some new details about the 2017 Elantra Sport.

Speaking with Edmunds, Zuchowski said the model will be aimed "at the performance enthusiast" and it will be "completely different" than previous Elantra Sport models which were pretty much a one-trick pony.

Zuchowski was tight-lipped about specifics but Hyundai product planning manager Brandon Ramirez told the publication the car will have "significant changes" including unique front and rear fascias. Ramirez went on to say the company expects about 7-10 percent of Elantra buyers will opt for the range-topping Sport variant.

While the executive declined to provide detailed information about the model, Edmunds is reporting the 2017 Elanta Sport will debut at the SEMA Motor Show in November.  The model is designed to battle the Honda Civic Si and is slated to have a sport-tuned suspension, a high-performance braking system, and 18-inch alloy wheels.  Rumors are also indicating the car will be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces approximately 200 horsepower.

In related news, Hyundai executives reportedly confirmed the company will not offer an Elantra coupe or an Elantra hybrid.

Source: Edmunds

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