2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is Hyundai’s most versatile hatchback. It is the first choice that can actually accommodate you whole family inside in relatively comfortable manner and take a decent amount of your luggage. The 2018 Elantra GT is also known as the i30 in Europe, takes the look and equipment of the 2017 Elantra sedan and adds a hatchback. This new Hyundai has the potential to be a formidable challenger to segment favorite hatchbacks such as the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Golf.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Exterior and Interior Design
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT has design slightly longer, lower and wider than the current-generation Elantra GT. The Elantra shape lends well to the GT. I think it looks like a Volkswagen Golf, but with a bit more aggression. The new model eschews the horizontal-slatted grille of the previous model and adopts a brand-new cascading grille design. Standard LED running lights, long hood and a short rear overhang. The GT’s flowing roofline resolves into a smoother tail that features an integrated hatch spoiler complemented by sleeker rear lamps.
The cabin is also a big leap forward in terms of design. It looks markedly more modern. Hyundai says the Elantra GT is the roomiest of all compact hatches on the market today, and it comes with the automaker’s latest and greatest safety and infotainment features. The 8 inch touch screen is no longer embedded into the dashboard but sits up front and center as a stand-alone unit. The software will compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard. Additionally, if you’ve got Amazon Alexa in home, you can remote-start the Elantra GT by voice command.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Release Date and Price
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT will go on sale this summer. Pricing is expected to start $15,000, while the most expensive one is $22,000. Though official information hasn’t been released yet.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Powertrain and Performance
Engine specs for the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT are going to be different between the US and Europe as usual. The base is powered by a 2.0 liter inline four cylinder engine producing 162 horsepower and 150 pound feet of torque through either a standard six speed manual or optional six speed automatic transmission. Things get more interesting in the Elantra GT Sport, it is turbocharged 1.6 liter four making 201 horses and 195 lb ft of torque. The six speed manual is also standard for the GT Sport, while the optional automatic is a seven speed dual clutch unit. Front wheel drive will be available all the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT.