2017 Hyundai Elantra open for booking in Malaysia – 2.0 MPI from RM120k, 1.6 Turbo Sport for RM135k

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra is now available for booking in Malaysia, following its preview at Mid Valley Megamall last month. Three variants are on offer here; the 1.6 Turbo Sport at RM135,000, the 2.0 MPI Dynamic at RM125,000 and the 2.0 MPI Executive at RM120,000 – all estimated pricing for now; we’ll know more soon.

As the name suggests, the Elantra 1.6 Turbo Sport boasts of a 1.6 litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine producing 204 hp at 6,000 rpm and 265 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 4,500 rpm. The Executive and Dynamic duo, meanwhile, are powered by a 2.0 litre Nu MPI four-cylinder engine, which produces 152 hp at 6,200 rpm and 192 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.

The Turbo is distinguished by unique headlamps, a bolder multi-element front grille with discreet ‘Turbo’ badging, a front bumper splitter, Sport badging on its bootlid, and a rear diffuser. The range topper also gains unique 17-inch alloy wheels to further set itself apart from the 2.0 MPI variants.

2017 Hyundai Elantra open for booking in Malaysia – 2.0 MPI from RM120k, 1.6 Turbo Sport for RM135k

Inside, the Elantra 1.6 Turbo Sport’s interior is just about identical to the preview unit’s, featuring carbon-fibre-style trim, flat-bottomed steering wheel as seen in the Ioniq, contrasting upholstery on the seat trim and door cards, dual-zone air-conditioning, keyless entry with push button engine start, and cruise control, amongst others.

Meanwhile in the 2.0 MPI, the same dashboard architecture is used, with more restraint on the Turbo Sport’s visual flair. A standard, round steering wheel is used here, with aluminium-look trim and standard rubber pedal sets taking the place of the carbon-fibre look trim and metal pedal items in the Turbo, respectively.

More details on the new Elantra should be forthcoming later, though for now we know it employs high-strength steel in its construction, while features include a hands-free smart trunk and an Emergency Fastening Device, with more to be detailed at its coming Malaysian launch.

GALLERY: 2017 Hyundai Elantra Turbo Sport previewed in Mid Valley Megamall