The Hyundai Elantra Sport will feature large intakes in the front bumper with LED DRLs and chrome accents, new headlight cluster with projector lamps, subtle front splitter, gloss black accents underlining the bumper and side sills, and twin chrome-finished exhaust pipes enclosed by a faux diffuser.
The mentioned spyshots revealed the changes inside, which will be limited to color combinations and upholstery. The Elantra Sport gets new color accents in the interior, “Sport” lettering across the front seats with red/black leather, and contrasting red seat belts. It will carryover features from the regular model, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), High Beam Assist (HBA), Blind Spot Detection (BSD) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Reports suggest that it will be powered by a 1.6-liter T-GDI petrol engine from the Hyundai Veloster Turbo, which produces 201 hp and 265 Nm of torque. A 7-speed DCT gearbox will serve as its transmission choice, while a six speed manual gearbox could be in the cards. Another interesting change reported is that the Hyundai Elantra Sport will offer independent suspension at the back for better handling, while the regular model features a Torsion beam setup.