Hyundai Elantra 2017 will surprise with its 200-strong modification "Sport"Oleg Skrinnik
This spring at the Geneva International Motor Show will be a presentation of the European modification of new items from South Korea - a sedanHyundai Elantra 2017 model year. At home, the car was presented last September under the name Avante.
The model enjoys high popularity and excellent demand in any global automotive market. According to experts, the new model from Hyundai will not allow to feel at the top of fame for such cars as Honda Civic, Volkswagen Jetta, Mazda 3 and Ford Focus.
For this novelty, the manufacturer also prepares a “charged” version, which will surprise with its unreal technical characteristics. The future Sport package for the 2017 model year's modification of the Elantra will differ from the Hyundai company by a more powerful engine, and will also receive a number of other interesting innovations.
When Hyundai USA published the Elantra 2017 prices in the previous month, they also told about the appearance of the “Sport” modification in the current year. Official representatives of the brand from South Korea reported that the new car will be the most dynamic version of the Elantra for the entire period of its existence.
It is known that this “charged” equipment will have a new power unit with a maximum power of 200 hp, which will be generated by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine.
The novelty has changed significantly in its exterior. The front area has already acquired the famous trapezoid-shaped grille, which, in tandem with the “snapped” front lighting, gives the car an aggressive appearance. The car has a dynamic and sporty exterior that will appeal to young people.
Dimensional features of the Elantra 2017
- Car length corresponds to 4570 mm;
- Height - 1440 mm;
- The width of the new reaches 1800 mm;
- Base wheels - 2700 mm.
The car will be pleased with its interior, in which the finishing materials have improved significantly. Many experts also managed to evaluate improved sound insulation. Chairs have a comfortable fit, due to the high lateral support.
The central panel has got a touch 8-inch screen of a multimedia complex.
The package bundle will include a light and rain sensor, climate control (dual-zone),tracking system "dead" zones of rear-view mirrors, cruise control (adaptive), adaptive headlights with automatic light mode switching system, parking assistant, rear-view camera, keyless entry system inside the car, electric sunroof, power unit start-up, heating front seats and steering.
The line of power units will offer the following varieties:
- 1.6 - liter gasoline 132-strong GDI;
- Two-liter, 149-strong petrol MPI;
- 1.6-liter diesel VGT, generating 136 hp;
- 1.6-liter 200-horsepower engine for the future equipment Sport.
Motors will perform pairing work with a six-speed automatic transmission, a mechanical six-step, as well as a robotic seven-band transmission.
The suspension, in its front part will use MacPherson struts, a torsion beam will be installed at the back.
Date of presentation of the “charged” Sport package for the Elantra 2017
Presumably, the presentation of the Elantra Sport 2017 will be held at the end of the year in Las Vegas, at the SEMA motor show.
This spring, the manufacturer Hyundai will start selling the Elantra Eco with a newly-made 1.4-liter turbo engine with a capacity of 128 hp.
There is also information that, if successful, the Elantra hatchback will get a similar version. It must be said that the 2017 Elantra is a completely new car, while the 2016 Elantra GT is designed on the old platform.
The cost of new items
The Korean manufacturer announced the retail price and configuration of the new model Elantra 2017 model year.
The car will be offered at an initial price of $ 17,150, which is cheaper by $ 100 compared to its predecessor. At the start of sales, Hyundai will offer a novelty in the versions of SE and Limited. Recommended retail prices:
- Se (two-liter engine, six-speed gearbox) - from 17 150 USD;
- Se (two-liter engine, automatic six-speed gearbox SHIFTRONIC) - from 18,150 USD;
- Limited (two liters engine, SHIFTRONIC 5АКПП) - from 22 300 USD.
200 is a strong equipment for “Sport” so far only in the perspective of the company, therefore, what price tag will be installed on it is not reported yet.