2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport set to rival the Civic Si

The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra has just been released, but later this year a new Sport version is what we’re eager to hear about. Hyundai has confirmed a new Sport version, but has stopped short of revealing exactly how much “sport” the Elantra Sport will get. Now it’s being reported that it will rival the Honda Civic Si, with 200 horsepower.

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The all-new 2017 Hyundai Elantra has just been released, but later this year a new Sport version is what we’re eager to hear about. Hyundai has confirmed a new Sport version, but has stopped short of revealing exactly how much “sport” the Elantra Sport will get. Now it’s being reported that it will rival the Honda Civic Si, with 200 horsepower.
The Hyundai Elantra Sport will reportedly be powered by a 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder with 200 horsepower. A six-speed manual will be standard, but a dual-clutch transmission will also be available. The Elantra Sport will also get an independent rear suspension. There’s a possibility that the Elantra GT hatchback could also get the turbocharged 1.6L, but Hyundai is going to wait and see how well the sedan version is received first.

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We’ll have to wait until later this year to see if the “most dynamic Elantra ever” has what it takes to take on the iconic Civic Si. The next Civic Si is also going to up the ante with a 230-hp turbocharged engine.

Source: Leftlane News