Hyundai Elantra GT debuts at AutoShow

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra will have its national debut at the Feb. 17-26 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.

  • Hyundai Elantra GT in TO

Hyundai will unveil the all-new 2018 Elantra GT at the 2017 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.

Lower, wider, and longer, the all-new Elantra GT 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, the efficient, smooth running GT, or the more powerful and fun-to-drive GT Sport. Elantra GT is based on the new-generation i30 model designed for the European market.

With clean proportions, flowing character lines, and an attention grabbing new cascading grille design, the new GT imbues class and sophistication.

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 c ft of passenger volume and nearly 25 cu ft of cargo volume, we expect the EPA to classify the Elantra GT as a large car, rarified territory for this class.

Buyers can choose between two inline-four-cylinder engines in the Elantra GT.

The direct injection 2.0-litre makes an estimated 162 hp. It mates to either 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 estimated 201 hp and 195 lb/ft of torque. The six-speed manual is available or a seven-speed dual-clutch gear box.

The Elantra GT is available with conveniences like Infinity Premium Audio with Clari-Fi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless smartphone charging.

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, Lane Keep Assist, Attention Assist, High-Beam Assist, and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert.

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