Few days ago, couple of spyshots surfaced on web showing the 2016 Hyundai Elantra Sport, known as the Hyundai Avante Sport. Now the South Korean automaker has unveiled the much expected car in its homeland. The Hyundai Avante Sport is the performance oriented version of the sixth generation Hyundai Avante or Hyundai Elantra which made its debut last year.
Talking about the design of the new car, 2016 Hyundai Elantra Sport looks sharp and sporty. It dons distinctive HID headlamps inside the sharper headlamp clusters. The modern generation hexagonal front grille gets horizontal chrome garnished slats. The front grille bears a ‘Turbo’ badge, while the black surround starting from the headlamp clusters make it stylish. The front bumper looks revamped and it gets LED daytime running lights at both ends placed horizontally. The large air dams and the LED daytime running lights are highlighted with C shaped chrome trims.
The car also sports sharp side skirts, 18 inch lightweight sporty looking alloy wheels. The rear profile also gets fare share of redesigning. It sports a revamped bumper, sharp LED taillights, ‘Sport’ badge on tailgate, faux diffuser, twin round shaped chrome tipped exhaust vents. Dimensionally the car gets 4570 mm of length, 1800 mm of width, 1435 mm of height and 2700 mm of wheelbase. The height has been reduced by 5 mm.
The interior of the car comes with several tweaks as well. It highlights a flat bottomed multifunction steering wheel with body coloured stitching, dual pod instrument cluster with a TFT display, stylish centre console housing a touchscreen infotainment system, sporty bucket seats with combination colour, faux carbon fibre trims and sporty red accents.
On the engine and performance front the 2016 Hyundai Avante or Elantra Sport gets a 1.6 litre T-GDi four cylinder turbocharged engine petrol engine under the hood which is paired with a six speed manual gearbox and there is a seven speed dual clutch automatic gearbox as well. The engine churns out 204 PS of peak power and 265 Nm of peak torque. On the suspension front the car’s torsion beam suspension has been updated to a multi link rear suspension as standard set up. The newly unveiled car comes available with an optional extreme package, which offers upgraded stabilizer bars, springs and shocks and a rear spoiler as well. In South Korea, the car comes with price tags ranging between 19630000 Won to 24100000 Won.