The upcoming Sport trim for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra US Spec will reportedly bring a power boost among other upgrades.

The upcoming Sport trim for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra US Spec will reportedly bring a power boost among other upgrades.

When Hyundai USA announced pricing details for the 2017MY Elantra last month, it also promised a Sport trim due to arrive later this year. The South Korean marque said it’s going to be the “most dynamic Elantra ever” and now a new report indicates the model will have approximately 200 horsepower coming from a turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine.

This will make it considerably more powerful than the regular Elantra which can be currently had only with a 147-hp naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter. Starting this spring, Hyundai will also sell an Elantra Eco with a newly developed 128-hp turbocharged 1.4-liter motor.

As standard, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport will be equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, but an optional dual-clutch automatic gearbox will be offered at an additional cost.

A possible reveal for the warm Elantra is expected to take place at the beginning of November during this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) in Las Vegas.

The report goes on to specify the Elantra hatchback could also benefit from the same treatment if the sedan will prove to be a success. However, keep in mind that while the 2017 Elantra sedan is an all-new model, the 2016 Elantra GT five-door hatchback is based on the old platform.

Source: leftlanenews.com

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