When the fifth generation Hyundai Elantra launched back in the 2011 it really raised the bar in the compact car class for being a stylish alternative to other competitors, on top of that it also offer decent fuel economy and premium features that you’l find on usually more expensive vehicles. Like the Elantra, Hyundai will bring new GT version, that was spotted testing in Europe. The new vehicle is probably going to retain the i30 badge currently in use.
As far as the design goes on the vehicle it has the fluidic sculpture design that Hyundai introduced just a few years ago and it is still pretty stylish overall and it is aged pretty well. Exterior mirrors are heated with blind spot mirror. It also have 16-inch aluminium wheels, up front the lights are halogen with halogen fog lights. At the back end it have very sharp looking LED taillights, rear reflectors, shark fin antenna and rear window defroster. There is also a coupe version of the Elantra available and then a hatchback version called the GT.
Step-in high in the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is fairly low. The interior of this car is decently stylish with a lot of shapes going on everywhere. Build quality and materials are pretty average for the class. Dashboard is a combination of softly padded material and hard touch plastic. Overall this isn;t the most premium feeling interior in the class. The steering wheel is lithe dated like the rest of the car but it is still functional. The touch screen is a 4.3-inch display and it works pretty well.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Engine
Under the hood of the base 2018 Hyundai Elantra is a 2.0-Liter 16 valve four-cylinder with 147 horsepower and 130 pound feet of torque it is mated with six-speed manual or you can choose optional six-speed automatic transmission.
So, putting that in equation, you would think that US new GT model engine will certainly be much more impressive. But, you are wrong, if the new GT version gets to US market it will share theese a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder with 128 hp and 156 lb-ft on tap and 2.0-liter 4-cylinder delivering 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque .
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Price and Release Date
The price is still unknown, and it is not clear will this new GT version make it to the U.S. But, we can predict that price in Europe will be around $30K. You can look for new Elantra GT in upcoming few months.