Even if Hyundai released the updated 2019 Elantra in the United States a couple of months ago, there are fans that are looking forward to seeing the Sport variant in action. However, it won`t arrive to soon, even if the South Korean based carmaker already released the prices.
That means that in the US, the 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport will come with a price tag of $22,400 for the manual and $23,500 for the dual-clutch transmission, once it will be officially revealed at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, this month.
Meanwhile, if you want to see it in flash, you can check-out the Korean-bound version of the Sport, which is called the Avante Sport. Visually and from a performance perspective, the Avante is the same car as its American counterpart, only the name differs.
Visually, the 2019 Hyundai Avante/Elantra Sport is flavoured with a new aero kit which increases its sporty look. There is a black honeycomb mesh grille, bespoke side skirts, boot lid spoiler and twin sports muffler. All garnished with a new set of 18-inch alloy wheels.
The interior has also been refreshed with red or black leather upholstery, sports instrument cluster, aluminum pedals, metal scuff plates all around, flat-bottomed wheel and so on. Mechanically, the new Sport variant is also tweaked with rear-multi link suspension system and new braking system.
Performance wise, this particular variant is top of the line, which means more power. The model comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged flat-four gasoline engine, good for 201 horsepower and 265 Nm of torque. It can use a six-speed manual transmission as standard, while opting as well for the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic at the same time.
There are no words of any performance details, however we do know about fuel-economy, which is good for such potent car. According to the manufacturer, the DCT variant comes with a mixed consumption of 12 km/L, or 28.2 mpg US; this would be 8.3liters / 100 km in Europe.