You had the opportunity to see a new generation of Elantra compact sedan at 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. In the meantime, the Korean manufacturer has prepared the hatchback version for 2018 model year. It will be known as Elantra GT and carries some changes compared with big brother. The outside of North America 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT comes under the different name. This name is Hyundai i30 hatchback. First of all, this sport five-door car is built on the sedan platform which is revamped. If you worry about body structure, we’ll tell you that you don’t have a reason to worry.
According to reports, engineers use high-strength steel in great measure. Almost 53% of the body consists of this material which increases rigidity. In addition, all-new chassis will enable you precisely management of car. Some mechanical changes and tuned elements play the main role in that. Further, engineers have particularly paid attention to a braking system giving larger brake discs. From the first few sentences, you can clearly conclude that car will be stable and safer than earlier.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT – Exterior Design
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT exterior design becomes better thanks to upgrades and borrowed elements from Genesis G90. We talk about recognizable Hyundai global design language. On the front fascia, you can see a new “Cascading Grille” with a hexagonal shape and honeycomb mesh in it. What is hidden behind mesh? Active air flap in combination with air curtain regulates coefficient of drag. Besides the edges of the hood, you can find new LED headlamps with intense lighting. We’re not in a position to describe other details because prototype caught on spy photos is under heavy camouflage. But if you’re impatient to find out more, you must wait a first quarter of the next year when its premiere is scheduled.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT – Equipment
The carmaker invests additional efforts in interior design. Not only it’s more beautiful than the previous version, it is also roomier. Surely, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT disposes of with new trims and updated functions. Equipment includes some standard features as the 3-spoke multifunction steering wheel, 5.0-inch touchscreen, audio system with Bluetooth and more. On the other hand, for people with a deep pocket, there is also greater 8.0-inch touchscreen with navigation system available, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto function etc. Regardless of your trim choice, you will be in a position to enjoy and feel comfortable.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT – Specification
What kind of engine can you expect from 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT? When we talk about US market, on offer are engines from sedan version. That means 2.0-liter four cylinder engine which generates 173 horsepower. For people who want to get more power, the carmaker recommends new 1.6-liter turbo engine with 201 horsepower. It makes sense because GT badge guarantees sports performances. On the other hand, above-mentioned market excludes the possibility of diesel option arrival. But it is possible in the European market. As you probably know, US market uses an automatic transmission, unlike Europe where manual transmission dominates. Either way, you can take 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT – Safety
Don’t forget that we are living in the world of traffic jams and car accidents. Fortunately, the carmakers nowadays pay much more attention to safety. Safety features differ in two groups, active and passive. Some of them are Autonomous Emergency Braking, a Lane Keeping Assist System, Driver Attention Alert system and more. In any case, their purpose is to prevent accident and helps occupants in a dangerous situation.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT – Price
For now, Hyundai jealously keeps information about price. We believe that it will be slightly higher than the current one.