Obviously, the new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT has the sportiness in mind, reflected in the new exterior design. The hatch dealt with several of the exterior design features during its trip to Europe, including Hyundai’s recognizable waterfall grid, vertical daytime running lights and functional air curtains. The design theme continues backwards, where available LED taillights available, a rear spoiler and an optional dual exhaust system reveal that the GT, and in particular the GT Sport, means business. Although some may argue that the design of the old GT was as boring and secure, the new one is much bigger, more sophisticated. Thank the Europeans for that.
Hyundai relied on more than the extra kick from the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport powertrain to raise performance. A fully independent multilink rear suspension facility replaces the rear torsion suspension in the entry level car. It also comes with standard 18-inch alloy wheels, as well as large front and rear brake rotors. The engineers also manipulated the steering system.
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT cab is a nice place to be with comfortable and supportive front seats, spacious rear seats with an almost flat floor and excellent visibility, thanks to its more vertical profile. Although the cabin is mostly silent, it can be noisy on poorly maintained surfaces, especially in the GT Sport with its lower profile tires. There are also many storage warehouses for small items and a large loading area with 24.9 cubic feet of space behind the 60/40 split fold-down rear seats and storage under the floor. Fold the rear seats and you have a cargo capacity of 55.1 cubic feet, one of the largest of the segment and 0.2 cubic foot cubic feet of the 55.3 cubic feet of Subaru Impreza. The quality of materials is excellent with soft plastics on the dashboard and areas where your arms fall. There are cheaper plastics, but most of the time are far from the points of contact.
The interior uses sharper, sharper lines and a new touch screen that is higher on the dashboard, making it easier to see without losing sight of the road. Instead of being integrated into the design of the central stack, it looks like a separate attached piece. Move the screen to release space for horizontal vents that are easily accessible, and also simplify the heating / ventilation / air conditioning controls. And if you choose Elantra GT or Elantra GT Sport, features such as heated mirrors, an 8-inch screen, Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility and a tilt / telescopic steering wheel are standard. Intelligent speed control, navigation, driver assistance, wireless phone support, automatic emergency brake with pedestrian detection, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, rear vents and dual air conditioning available.
The 1.6 liter with the optional dual clutch allows the fastest acceleration and, paradoxically, it is also the best price for Elantra GT that you can buy, which is 26 miles per gallon and 32 highways. The same engine with the manual transmission is taking a big hit, recording an unimpressive 22 mpg and a highway 29. If you do not want to go crazy for the Sport, the manual 2.0 liter entry includes 23 cities and 31 highways , or 24/32 to the automatic.
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT will start $ 20,235 (including destination) for a basic car with a manual 160-liter 2.0-liter six-speed transmission, adding an extra amount if you wanted a six-speed car. Standard features include 17-inch wheels, an 8-inch infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay / Android Auto and a cool remote start function via Amazon Alexa / Hyundai BlueLink will be available.
The car you want is the Elantra GT Sport that comes with the same 201 HP, 1.6-liter turbo engine and manual six-speed Elantra Sport sedan. The GT Sport will start at $ 24,125 (including destination), a double automatic brake will cost $ 1000.
This is where the new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT comes in. The beautiful little machine is heavily based on the i30 hatchback, recently launched for the European market. It arrives in America with a new name, a retouched suspension and a different setting for transmissions. The last Elantra was not only in Europe; The hatchback has also been tested on the famous Nurburgring.