Hyundai has released an all-new Elantra compact sedan in South Africa. Its flagship derivative has a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine and, oddly enough, they've called this top-of-the-range model...the Turbo. The Korean brand has aspirations for a sportier future under its N sub-brand, so does this newcomer set the right tone?
With a peak output of 150 kW, it certainly has enough power to pique a petrolhead's interest. The interior has been thoroughly revised too, and now features a touchscreen infotainment system with SatNav. And this Turbo model features good-looking sports seats covered in red leather, with the word "Turbo" embroidered on the headrest.
But, ultimately, these are all details. What's this car like to drive? Is it successful as a sports sedan? Cars.co.za contributor and #CarsAwards judge Juliet McGuire investigates...
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