Hyundai made waves recently when they announced that the upcoming 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport would arrive at Hyundai dealerships as early as late this year, after its stellar debut at the 2016 SEMA Show.
The new Elantra Sport model is based on the 2017 Elantra sedan, though the Sport variant rocks a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, producing up to an estimated 200 horsepower.
Official pricing has not been announced for the model – which has been described as a model for “performance enthusiasts” – nor has its exact release date, but it’s safe to assume that such information must be on its way shortly.
You can explore a ton of pictures of the new Elantra Sport here, thanks to Cnet.
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Designed for use as a practical, everyday commuting vehicle during the week and outdoor adventuring on the weekends, the Adventuremobile comes in an army-green shade that distinctly recalls the feel of vintage all-terrain recon vehicles and is equipped with a 1.5-inch suspension lift and 17-inch wheels. LED lighting and roof-rack mounts and bars that come with a roof-mounted tent increase the outdoorsy practicality of the modified Tucson.
The Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile also sports an upgraded engine, interior, sound system, and brakes. The custom job was a unique look at the Tucson, its personalization options, and the vehicle’s versatility, in line with the overall spirit of the SEMA show, which focuses on creativity and accessorizing instead of just showing off standard models.
Blood Type Racing (BTR), a Chicago-based tuner known best for its extreme enhancements to Korean vehicles, has previewed its Veloster Turbo R-Spec built just for SEMA. Although the SEMA-bound Veloster Turbo won’t be officially revealed until Hyundai’s SEMA press conference on November 3rd, BTR and Hyundai have revealed a very sinister-looking drawing of the sports car.
On the outside, BTR gave the Veloster Turbo a “Carbon Black” paint job with a red racing strip from the front splitter onto the hood. They then added a carbon fiber wide-body kit for a more masculine, aggressive stance, a rear deck spoiler, and front-mounted aero canards.
The Veloster Turbo is powered by a stock Hyundai-sourced 1.6-liter turbo four, and BTR added high-boost turbocharger manufactured by Garrett, new cylinder sleeves, custom connecting rods and pistons, and a custom-designed intake manifold. The result is a 500-horsepower spit-fire.
Though we haven’t yet seen the inside, we assume this Veloster Turbo is just as decked out and sinister inside as it is outside.
“The focus of this build was to boost the performance capabilities of the Veloster R-Spec while creating one of the angriest-looking Hyundai vehicles to chew up the pavement,” said Sam Lee, Director of Marketing, Blood Type Racing, Inc. in a statement.
Here at Joe Holland Hyundai, we’ll be staying tuned for the official reveal of this aggressive-looking Hyundai Veloster. Check back for more updates after November 3rd!