Four-strong turbocharged sedan family lobs from $28,990 before on-road costs, with the option of manual and dual-clutch automatic transmissions.

Hyundai Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the facelifted Elantra Sport and Elantra Sport Premium, with the performance range kicking off from $28,990 before on-road costs.

As we already knew, the biggest difference between the Elantra Sport range and the core line-up is what lies under the bonnet – a 150kW/265Nm 1.6-litre turbo four shared with the i30 N-Line and the Kia Cerato GT.

Peak torque is available between 1500 and 4500rpm, while maximum power is on tap from 6000rpm. Drive is sent to the front wheels through a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Equipment additions over lower models include full-LED headlights with LED daytime-running lights, LED tail-lights, LED courtesy lights in the front door handles, a sports body kit with chrome accents, 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 225/40 Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres, leather-appointed upholstery with sports front seats, a sliding front centre console armrest, one-touch up/down function for the driver's window, hands-free bootlid operation, dual-zone climate control with ioniser function, and rear air vents.

Both the Sport and Sport Premium also gain a black headliner, carbon-fibre effect trim inserts, contrasting stitching, alloy sports pedals, stainless steel scuff plates, a sports steering wheel (DCT gets paddle shifters), keyless entry with push-button start, selectable drive modes (DCT only), along with the Smart Sense active safety suite – meaning autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and lane-keep assist are included in both manual and auto guises.

Oddly, adaptive cruise control is absent from the spec sheet, while the AEB and forward collision warning system is a camera-only setup, rather than the camera and radar employed by Go and Active variants fitted with the Smart Sense package.

Stepping up to the Sport Premium (from $31,490) adds convenience items like tie-down hooks and a net in the luggage area, 10-way power driver's seat adjustment with lumbar support, a height-adjustable passenger seat, an extra USB charge outlet in the centre armrest bin, a Qi wireless smartphone charging pad, a power glass sunroof, heated front seats, an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror, and front parking sensors.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard, while the seven-speed DCT (dry clutch) asks for a further $1500. Premium paint is an additional $495, while a red leather interior (above) is available for $295 – only with Polar White (solid), Fluid Metal (metallic), and Phantom Black (metallic).

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2019 Hyundai Elantra pricing

  • Go – $21,490/$23,790 (6MT/6AT)
  • Active – $25,990 (6AT)
  • Sport – $28,990/$31,490 (6MT/7DCT)
  • Sport Premium – $31,490/$33,990 (6MT/7DCT)

Options

  • Smart Sense package (Go, Active) – $1700 (Auto Only)
  • Metallic/mica paint – $495
  • Red leather (Sport, Sport Premium) – $295

All prices exclude on-road costs