Rumoured to arrive in the US later this year, here is the new Hyundai Elantra Sport, spied for the first time in Korea. Pictures of the upcoming Elantra Sport undergoing public road tests in its native country were uploaded on The Korean Car Blog — special thanks to reader Harris Er for pointing these out to us.

There isn’t a clear enough shot of the front end of the car, but it appears there are new air intakes on the side of the front bumper, a new set of headlight graphics and sportier wheels. At the rear, the tail lights appear to be updated too, with dual exhaust tips on the right side of the revised bumper, as well as an “Avante” designation which is the Korean market’s name for the car.

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As previously reported, the Elantra Sport is expected to feature a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission or a six-speed manual — just like the Veloster Turbo offers. The mill is said produce up to 200 hp and 265 Nm of torque. Other improvements include a new independent rear suspension and a new gold/yellow-ish colour which can be seen in the images here.

Little is known about the Elantra/Avante Sport in Korea, but the model is expected to make its debut at the SEMA show in the US later this year and also in Australia, where it will be known as the Hyundai Elantra SR. Stay tuned to paultan.org for more.

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