2017 Hyundai Elantra SR turbo revealed in South Korea

Following some leaked images last week, Hyundai has now officially unveiled the sporty Elantra SR, known as the Avante Sport in South Korea.

2017 Hyundai Elantra SR

This is the first sports-oriented Elantra to be launched, featuring a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine producing 150kW and 265Nm. The engine is lifted from the Veloster SR Turbo.

Matched up to it is a six-speed manual, or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission – a first for the Elantra – feeding power to a front-wheel drive system. Performance figures haven’t been mentioned, however, with the DCT it consumes 8.3L/100km on the combined cycle.

Aside from the boosted engine, the Elantra SR gets a number of styling enhancements to give the mid-sizer a more appealing look. There’s a unique bodykit with subtle front and rear spoilers, twin exhaust outlets, and a set of 18-inch alloy wheels. There’s also a range of personalisation options to further dress up the car.

Inside, the Elantra SR is garnished in a few inspiring accents, including a two-tone colour scheme for the trim, some carbon-look highlights, and coloured stitching. There’s also the latest 7.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system, or optional 8.0-inch unit.

2017 Hyundai Elantra SR-interior

Other highlights include unique brakes, sports exhaust, revised steering, and sports suspension that’s lowered by 18mm. The rear torsion beam setup has also been replaced with a more dynamic multi-link arrangement.

Hyundai Australia has previously confirmed the new Elantra SR will go on sale locally in August this year. Prices and final local specs are yet to be announced.