2018 Hyundai Elantra GT
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT
At the 2017 Chicago AutoShow Hyundai Motor America debuts the all-new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT. Longer, wider and lower the all-new Hyundai Elantra GT 2018 adds a more aggressive stance and interior volume to its clean European style and driving dynamics. When the new hatchback arrives this summer, shoppers can choose between two models, smooth running GT, the efficient, or the more powerful and fun-to-drive GT Sport. Hyundai Elantra GT is based on the new-generation i30 model designed for the European market.
STRONG STRUCTURE AND STRIKING FIGURE HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT 2018
With clean proportions, flowing character lines, and an attention grabbing new cascading grille design, the new GT imbues class and sophistication. It’s posture; lower, wider, and longer; shows the GT means business. The GT lands where European style meets American can-do attitude and ability. And it’s not merely skin deep, over half the structure (53 %) comprises of advanced high-strength steel, nearly double the outgoing generation. And it’s bonded together with just over 367 feet of structural adhesive. This combines to make the Hyundai Elantra GT, stronger, stiffer and lighter. It’s 22 % more rigid than the last GT to be specific. And the body-in-white weighs 61 pounds less. That combines with a slippery 0.30 coefficient of drag making the GT feel solid, efficient and smooth.
CAPACIOUS CABIN HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT 2018
While the outside dimensions effectively match that of most compact hatchbacks, clever ergonomics and packaging make room inside for five and so much more. In fact, with 96.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and nearly 25 cubic feet of cargo volume, we expect the EPA to classify the Hyundai Elantra GT as a large car, rarified territory for this class. And with the rear seats folded, the GT offers massive amounts of space for cargo.
GREAT POWERTRAIN OPTIONS HYUNDAI ELANTRA GT 2018
For 2018, choose between two inline-four-cylinder engines in the Hyundai Elantra GT. The efficient yet robust, direct injection 2.0-l. makes an estimated 162 peak horsepower. It mates to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Opt for the GT Sport and get the 1.6-l. turbo engine found in the Hyundai Elantra Sport and enjoy an estimated 201 peak horsepower along with a broad band torque peak of 195 pound feet. The six-speed manual is available here too, or an athletic, seven-speed dual-clutch gear box.
Taking advantage of the stiff and strong new structure, Hyundai tested and developed the Hyundai Elantra GT on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Running hundreds of laps, the engineers tested for ride, handling, and durability. This resulted in a suspension tune that feels taut yet comfortable, minimizing unwanted body roll yet maximizing wheel impact absorption. Opt for the GT Sport and the rear torsion beam suspension is switched for a fully-independent multilink setup, standard 18 alloy wheels and larger front and rear brake rotors for even more fun when the going gets twisty. All-in-all, whether it’s a spirited drive through a canyon road, or carrying your mountain bike to the trailhead up the canyon, the Hyundai Elantra GT is ready.
Aside from great available appointments inside the Hyundai Elantra GT, like leather seats, alloy pedals, and dual-zone climate control, Hyundai added several new items to keep you comfortable and safe. The Hyundai Elantra GT is available with conveniences like Infinity Premium Audio with Clari-Fi, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and wireless smartphone charging. That’s on top of great standard features such as 8-in. display audio and 17-in. alloy wheels. For safety, the GT is available with several systems usually found in expensive luxury vehicles, such as Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, High-Beam Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Attention Assist, and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert.
Vastly improved structure, Nürburgring refined driving-dynamics, and top-notch features in the Hyundai new Elantra GT 2018 redefine what it means to be a "compact" hatchback.
ENHANCED HYUNDAI BLUE LINK REMOTE START AND THE BLUE LINK SKILL FOR AMAZON ALEXA
Hyundai engineers have enhanced the Remote Start with Climate Control feature to include control of the rear defroster and heated side mirrors into the Blue Link mobile app. These new enhancements debut with the launch of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT and will be available on other models in the future.
For the ultimate level of convenience when it comes to remote starting a car on a bitterly cold winter morning, Hyundai has its new Blue Link skill for Amazon Alexa. The skill works by a customer simply asking an Alexa-enabled device, like an Amazon Echo or Dot, to start their car. The interaction actually sounds like this "Alexa, tell Blue Link to start my car at 80 degrees". To send commands to Hyundai vehicles via Alexa, users must enable the Blue Link skill in their Alexa app available on: iOS, Android and Fire devices; and then link their existing Blue Link account within the Alexa app. Voice commands will only be sent to Hyundai vehicles after Alexa prompts owners for their Blue Link PIN (Personal Identification Number).
NEXT GENERATION INFOTAINMENT: AVN (AUDIO/VIDEO/NAVIGATION) 5.0 WITH HD TRAFFIC
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT also debuts Hyundai next generation AVN 5.0 infotainment system. This system features an upgraded processor for greater responsiveness, as well as an eight-in. screen vs. the seven-in. screen in last generation Hyundai Elantra GT. Using presets with AVN 5.0 is a snap because AM, FM and SiriusXM channels are now combined on one screen. A bird’s eye view has also been added to Navigation maps and drivers can now get traffic flow and incident data without ever paying for a subscription via HD Radio.
All new Hyundai 2018 vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes a 5-year/60,000-mile fully-transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.