All up, Edmunds suggests it’ll pump out 200 hp, a full 53 hp more than the 2.0-liter of the entry-level Elantra musters up.
Beyond the boost in power, the Sport variant is expected to receive a set of 18-inch wheels, retuned front and rear suspension and beefed up brakes.
Discussing the car, Hyundai Motor America chief executive Dave Zuchowski said: “We have not really had a (Honda Civic) Si type of product before. We have had Sport models among the Elantras, but this is a completely different vehicle.”
Brandon Ramirez, the company’s manager of product planning, added that the Hyundai Elantra Sport will receive some unique styling touches to distinguish it from lesser variants.