Auto Shows First Look: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT and GT Sport

20:21  09 february  2017
20:21  09 february  2017 Source:   Automobile

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Styling of 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT . Expect the same thing seen on European i30. That would include new grille shape and looks , which differs from one seen on current Elantra , and a new approach to headlights design.

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT comes with a sportier look paired with its hatchback design. CNET reports that this new hatchback will likely be based on the traditional Elantra than on the Elantra Sport .

Small cars may be going out of fashion, but that's not stopping Hyundai from rolling out fashionable small cars. The latest offering from the Korean automaker is the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback, which was unveiled at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Hyundai says that the all-new GT is lower, wider, and longer than the outgoing model and features a more aggressive stance along with more interior volume.

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Up front, Elantra GT 's revised front grille adds a distinctive and assertive look more consistent with Hyundai 's newer models. (20-01-2017) 2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. (19-01-2017) 2017 Mini Countryman Cooper S ALL4.

The sedan looks like a high-priced midsize, while the sporty 5-door GT Opt for the Elantra Sport sedan or GT hatchback, and you’ll get a much more robust performance from the 173-horsepower 2.0-liter engine. Next-gen Hyundai i30 Hatchback previews the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT .

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The new hatchback, which is based on the third-generation Hyundai i30 that was unveiled last year at the 2016 Paris Auto Show, arrives in two flavors: GT and GT Sport. The Elantra GT comes with a 2.0-liter inline-four that doles out around 162 horsepower and a yet-to-be-specified amount of torque. It's offered with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT front three quarter 01© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT front three quarter 01

As for the spicier Elantra GT Sport, it receives a 1.6-liter turbo I-4 engine that delivers 201 hp with 195 lb-ft of torque mated to a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The GT Sport also receives a fully independent multilink rear suspension of instead of the GT's torsion beam setup, 18-inch alloy wheels instead of the GT's 17-inch ones, and larger front and rear brake rotors.

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The GT ’s freshened appearance locks in its look for at least the next few years. The Sport and GT use a 173-horsepower 2.0-liter. Hyundai says the 0 package saves 0 compared to a 2014 SE with the same equipment. Why a 2017 Santa Fe or Santa Fe Sport might be a better buy than a 2018 .

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT comes with a sportier look paired with its hatchback design. CNET reports that this new hatchback will likely be based on the traditional Elantra than on the Elantra Sport .

"The new Elantra GT brings more to the North American shores for the 2018 model year," said Hyundai director of product planning Scott Margason said in a statement. "More space and features inside. More aggression and European flair outside. And more options under the hood. I'm particularly excited to showcase the GT Sport, a true hot hatch."

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT front three quarter in motion 06© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT front three quarter in motion 06

Hyundai says that more than half the structure is now made of advanced high-strength steel, nearly double that of the outgoing model. To keep things together, more than 367 feet of structural adhesive was used to make the Elantra GT stiffer, stronger, and lighter.

Inside, the compact hatch can seat up to five and nearly 25 cubic feet of storage behind the rear seat. Leather seats, alloy pedals, and dual-zone climate control are standard. The car also sports an 8.0-inch display that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto friendly, with wireless smartphone charging available as an option.

Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

  Refreshing or Revolting: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT <p>Pushing the definition of a compact hatch</p>The previous Elantra GT featured a traditional-looking grille flanked by horizontal slats, but the new model ushers in a new design. Slender headlights add to the elegance of the textured "cascading" grille. The hood also appears longer, making the Elantra GT look more athletic and planted.

Hyundai Elantra GT engine & transmission. There is also some power under the hood as the GT sports the same 1 .8L inline four-cylinder as the 4-door Elantra sedan, sending 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of torque to the 2018 Hyundai i30 N Hot Hatchback Previewed In Spy Photos.

The 2016 Elantra GT makes a bold impression with its unique European, sport -inspired design. Take it on with the 2016 Elantra GT and your journeys will come alive. Engineered for your Hyundai , a block heater will help ensure fast starts and reduce engine wear in extreme weather.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT rear end detail© Automobile Magazine Staff 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT rear end detail

Driver assist technology-wise, there's smart cruise control with stop/start technology, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist, attention assist, and blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert are also available as options. Remote start with climate control, a great feature for colder and warmer climates, is also available.

Pricing and more details will be announced in the spring. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT and Elantra GT Sport both go on sale this summer.

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When you think of sporty compact cars, Hyundai might not be the first automaker that comes to mind. Honda, Volkswagen, Mazda, and Ford have sport compacts that are well-regarded among enthusiasts for their blend of practicality and fun. The 2017 Elantra Sport aims to put Hyundai in the sporty compact car conversation with a dose of turbocharged power and a totally overhauled suspension.

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