FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California — The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport, a compact sedan aimed at enthusiasts, will arrive at Hyundai dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2016, Hyundai Motor America announced on Tuesday.
Pricing and full specifications will be announced later.
The Korean sedan ups the style quotient with a blacked-out grille, dual exhaust ports, unique wheels and LED daytime running lights.
The cabin features a flat-bottom steering wheel, sport seats and red contrast stitching.
Power comes from a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates more than 200 horsepower and 190 pound-feet of torque. It can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Other details include a fully independent multi-link rear suspension instead of the rear torsion-beam suspension on the SE Eco and Limited models. This provides improved driving dynamics, Hyundai said.
"Elantra Sport demonstrates our commitment to providing drivers with compelling vehicle choices that align with their interests," said Mike Evanoff, Hyundai Motor America manager of product planning, in a statement.
Edmunds says: Car shoppers in the enthusiast market may want to check out the new Elantra Sport when it hits showrooms late this year.