Hyundai, the South Korean multinational company that encompasses activities in numerous industries, has recently unveiled a new sedan generation, the Elantra model. This happened in 2015, but the company wants to reach new heights with their new model and are planning to introduce the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT version. The Elantra is Hyundai’s top selling car model and they are planning to top it with the new 2018 GT version.
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT will showcase a sporty, premium design. At the moment, one of the few design elements revealed about the GT model is that it’s going to come both in the sedan and hatchback versions. A prototype was spotted in Europe, probably while they were running tests. After an examination of the spotted prototype, is it thought that the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT bears a slight resemblance to the Genesis G90. The similarity consists in the clean, elegant surface and features such as the sporty, slim headlights.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Specs
The engine is a four-cylinder one, has a 173 horsepower and a 154 pound-feet torque. It’s a 2.0-liter, with a direct injection. Moreover, if the buyer is going for a manual transmission it’s going to be a six speed one, while the automatic gear lever will also feature an active eco mode. In case you’re wondering how what was this mode made for, it helps the driver obtain the optimum quotes, depending on where he’s driving. Compared to Emphasis from Ford or Mazda 3, it’s considered to be a more powerful car.
As mentioned earlier, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT will be available in both the sedan and hatchback versions. Compared to the older Elantra models, the new one will include a 360 degree visibility and a better steering mechanism. The optional and standard features will include front and rear LED lighting, a touchscreen display, chrome accents, navigation, Bluelink tech, a start/stop button, a backup camera, voice command connection and many safety features.
As for the interior, a five seating arrangement will be available. There are some optional style packages available as well. For example, the buyers can add larger wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and other options.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Release and Price
If the prices for the least expensive 2018 Elantra start at $17,600, the GT version has a starting price of $18,600, for the manual transmission version. The automated model will start at $19,800. The design optional package that includes the sport suspension and bigger wheels will add $1,975 to the price. The Bluelink technology and navigation will cost and addition of $3,950.
In what concerns the release date, the expected period is somewhere at the end of 2017, probably during winter. To sum it up, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT looks like it’s a promising car model manufactured by the North Korean company. It has a strong mix of attributes that makes it a very practical choice. Plus, the design is innovative and has an elegant, eye-catching look. When it comes to options, the consumers have a wide array of characteristics to choose from, in terms of looks, needs and extra packages. Overall, it’s an efficient, high-quality car that can satisfy even the most pretentious buyers.