2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

Lower, wider, and longer, the all-new Hyundai Elantra GT adds a more aggressive stance and internal volume to its clean European style and at the rear of dynamics. When the new hatchback arrives this summer, shoppers can choose in in between two models, the adept sleek operating GT, or the more powerful and fun-to-generate GT Sport. Hyundai Elantra GT is based on the new-era i30 model produced for the European market.

“The new Elantra GT draws more to the North American shores for the 2018 model year,”

said Scott Margason, overseer product creating Hyundai Motor America.

“More room and amenities within the. More aggression and European flair outside. Or more options under the hood. I seemed to be very thrilled to showcase the GT Sport a true hot hatch.”

STRONG STRUCTURE AND STRIKING FIGURE

With clean measurements flowing character lines, and an treatment grabbing new cascading grille design, the new GT imbues class and sophistication. It’s posture; lower, wider, and longer; films the GT means business. The GT lands where European style suits American can-do attitude and ability. Or it’s not merely skin deep, over half the physiology (53-percent) comprises of sophisticated high-strength steel, nearly full the outgoing era. Or it’s bonded together with just over 367 feet of structural adhesive. This combines to make the Hyundai Elantra GT, stiffer, stronger, and lighter. It’s 22-percent more rigid than the last GT to be specific. Or the body-in-white weighs 61 pounds less. That combines with a frozen 0.30 coadept of drag producing the GT believe solid, adept and sleek.

CAPACIOUS CABIN

While the outside dimension nicely fulfill that of most compact hatchbacks, clever ergonomics and packaging make room within the 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. Or with the rear seats folded, the GT offers large amounts of room for cargo.

GREAT POWERTRAIN OPTIONS

For the following 2018, choose in in between two inline-four-cylinder engines in the Hyundai Elantra GT. The adept yet robust, direct injection 2.0-liter makes an anticipated 162 peak horsepower. It mates to possibly a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Opt for the GT Sport and get the 1.6-liter turbo engine found in the Elantra Sport and enjoy an anticipated 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.

RIDE AND HANDLING

Taking advantage of the stiff and strong new physiology, Hyundai tested and produced 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 believes taut yet acquainted minimizing unneeded 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, common 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 generate through a canyon road, or carrying your mountain bike to the trailhead up the canyon, the Hyundai Elantra GT is ready.

ILLUSTRIOUS INSIDES

Aside from great available appointments within the the Hyundai Elantra GT, like leather seats, alloy pedals, and dual-zone climate control, Hyundai added several new items to maintain you acquainted and safe. The Elantra GT is available with comfort and eases like Infinity Premium Songs with Clari-Fi™, Apple CarPlay™, Orroid Auto™, and wireless smartphone charging. Which was on top of great common amenities such as 8-inch display audio and 17-inch alloy wheels. For the following safety, the GT is available with several systems usually found in costly luxury vehicles such as Smart Luxury cruise Control with stop/start service Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Attention Assist, High-Beam Assist, and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert.

Vastly altered physiology, Nürburgring delicate at the rear of-dynamics, and top-notch amenities in the new Elantra GT redefine what it means to be a “

compact

” hatchback.

ENHANCED HYUNDAI BLUE LINK REMOTE START AND THE BLUE LINK® SKILL FOR AMAZON ALEXA

Hyundai Blue Link audiences have carried out more than 25 zillion remote starts since its debut in 2011. Even though remote start is a great feature for hot emotions most take region in cold climates during January, February and March. In fact, Blue Link Remote Open up with Climate Control is three times more popular in the winter. With this in mind, Hyundai engineers have enhanced the Remote Open up with Climate Control feature to include control of the rear defroster and heated side mirrors into the Blue Link mobile app. These new advancements debut with the launch of the 2018 Elantra GT and will be available on other models in the future.

For the following the ultimate level of comfort and ease 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 really works by a audience 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 postal mail commands to Hyundai vehicles via Alexa, customers will need to enable the Blue Link skill in their Alexa app available on: iOS, Orroid 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 experts for their Blue Link Personal Identification Number (PIN).

NEXT GENERATION INFOTAINMENT: AUDIO/VIDEO/NAVIGATION (AVN) 5.0 WITH HD TRAFFIC

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT also debuts Hyundai next era AVN 5.0 infotainment system. This system amenities an upgraded processor for greater responsiveness, as well as an eight-inch screen vs. the seven-inch screen in last era Elantra GT. Using presets with AVN 5.0 is a snap because AM, FM and SiriusXM stations are now combined on one screen. A bird’s eye view has also been added to Navigation maps and generaters can now get traffic flow and incident data without ever paying for a subscription via HD Radio.

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