just a few days Ago Hyundai we presented in Madrid the new Elantra. A saloon compact, much larger in interior space and trunk. It has been just yesterday when Hyundai announced the imminent launch of a Elantra Sport. A sporty version of its hatchback, compact, that will sell in your domestic market and in the united States, where it will be a hard rival for the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. It is not clear if it will come to Europe, but we already know its technical data and the specific details of this version of 204 HP.
With 204 HP of power, is positioned as a good rival to the Volkswagen Jetta GLI in the u.s. market.
Under the hood encloses one of the four-cylinder engines more powerful Hyundai – whenever we talk about a four-cylinder low cylinder capacity. We speak of a 1.6 T-GDi and an engine direct-injection, turbocharged, with 204 HP of power and 265 Nm of maximum torque. This driver passes all its power to the front-wheel drive through a manual gearbox six relations – or optionally, a box DCT dual-clutch with seven relations. The 0 to 100 km/h falls in 8,0 seconds.
on the contrary, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI – which is only sold in the USA has under its hood a powerful 2.0 TSI 210 HP of power. It is more powerful and fast, but also predictably more expensive. In the interior, the Hyundai Elantra Sport has leather lounge sports seats with red inserts, very similar to the Hyundai i30 Turbo that we tested a few months ago. It also has the same sport instrumentation with red accents and moldings specific to the dashboard, which will mimic the very expensive carbon fiber.
Your steering wheel is also flattened in its lower part, imitating other sports models. Outwardly, this Hyundai Elantra differs from its brethren, thanks to a multitude of details. For a start, this version has xenon headlamps, rear headlights and LED a calender chrome with a specific logo, which you can read “Turbo”. A body kit consisting of new bumpers brings more sportiness. In the rear, has installed a diffuser, a dual exhaust and a small spoiler.