2019 Hyundai Avante Sport previews upcoming Elantra Sport for US

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2019 Hyundai Avante Sport

It has been months since Hyundai launched facelifted version of Elantra in US. Nonetheless, range-topping version of Elantra i.e. Sport is yet to be revealed. It is highly likely that it might be showcased at this month’s Los Angeles Auto Show. However, if you are too eager to see it then you could see the new 2019 Hyundai Avante Sport which was revealed for South Korean market. The name is only the major difference between the two and rest remains the same. Unlike lesser models, 2019 Hyundai Avante Sport is powered with turbocharged 1.6 liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. The engine offers an output of 201hp and 265Nm of torque.

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The powertrain 2019 Hyundai Avante Sport is same that of 2020 Kia Forte GT. It can be mated with either standard six-speed manual or an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. However, the Korean spec version incorporates rear multi-link suspension and bigger brakes to enhance driving experience. With respect to aesthetics, 2019 Hyundai Avante Sport or Elantra Sport is easily distinguishable from other Elantra models. This drastic change can be attributed to sportier kit used on the vehicle. Body kit includes a black honeycomb mesh grille, 18-inch alloys, beefier side skirts, a boot lid spoiler, and a twin sports muffler.

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The cabin of Elantra Sport will comprise of unique features. For instance, there is a new red or black leather upholstery, flat-bottomed steering wheel (with paddle shifters for the dual-clutch transmission), and a sports instrument cluster. Other upgrades include carbon-like trim, aluminum pedals, and metal scuff plates. Performance spec figures have not been disclosed but Hyundai reveal fuel economy stats for Korean-spec Avante Sport. Combined fuel consumption for DCT-equipped version is 12km/L. 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sport will be priced from $22,200 and for this price, manual gearbox will be made available and for dual-clutch transmission, the price rise to $23,500.

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