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Hyundai’s new range-topping Elantra SR Turbo is a surprisingly accomplished package
14 Oct 2016
By TIM ROBSON
HYUNDAI is telling anyone who will listen that it’s finally getting serious about sportscars, as it lines up to launch its much vaunted N line of high performance machines in 2017.
And given that the brand has been around for a while now – it’s just clicked over 30 years in Australia – it’s probably about time.
There have been some half-hearted attempts over that period to inject some form of pizzazz into the brand – Tiburon, anyone? – but the closest it’s come is with its SR range.
Introduced in 2012, any Hyundai with an SR moniker has been lightly tweaked for better handling, and likely sports a bodykit, flashy wheels or even both.
With the advent of the N brand, though, it’s become more important to the company to be seen promoting cars with a bit more zing – and the Elantra SR Turbo is a prime example.
Running the same 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that first graced the Veloster Turbo, the Elantra SR Turbo also wears a chassis refresh that company bosses are suggesting set a new high watermark for the brand in Australia.
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Model release date: 1 October 2016
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