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Update – Hyundai’s local arm has confirmed pricing for the optional 18-inch wheel package. See bottom of article for details.


The sporty 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo has officially launched in Australia, starting at $28,990 plus on-road costs.

Sitting atop the Elantra range, the SR Turbo borrows its turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine from the Veloster SR Turbo, producing 150kW of power and 265Nm of torque.

Buyers have the choice of a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) – which adds steering-mounted paddle shifters.

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Headlining features include a sports body kit, larger front brakes, 17-inch alloy wheels, HID bi-xenon headlights, multi-link rear suspension with Australian-specific tuning, perforated leather upholstery with heated front sports seats, power sunroof, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Safety kit is taken care of with six airbags, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert.

The SR Turbo also comes in three exclusive colours; Sparkling Metal, Phoenix Orange and Blazing Yellow. The only options are metallic/mica paint ($495) and an eye-catching red leather trim ($295).

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For an indepth look at the Elantra SR, see our Pricing and Specs article here, and our first-drive Australian review here.


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Update: Bill Thomas, general manager for public relations at Hyundai Australia, has confirmed the pricing for the 18-inch wheel and tyre package available for the Elantra SR (pictured above).

For $1890 including GST (excluding fitment), customers can add four 18-inch alloys wrapped in Pirelli 225/40/18 Dragon Sport tyres. The recommended retail price (RRP) to have a set of four wheels and tyres fitted is $2025.

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