2018 Hyundai Elantra GT – What is the update for the new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT? Well, there have been several newest releases about the Elantra. You see, the Elantra sedan has always been the favorite of many auto enthusiasts and fans.
Claimed as one of the best variants ever designed and produced, the Elantra is said to come with its appealing charms. That’s why people are worried that the sedan may lose the competition when the Elantra GT is released. Anyway, the GT is the hatchback version with its clean and sleek details – claimed to be the hatchback variant of Elantra designed for the European market.
The Elantra GT itself has been made available in the European market, complete with the four cylinder turbocharged engine with 201 hp of power and the standard manual six speed transmission. The new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT is claimed to compete against the Golf from VW and Civic from Honda.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Updated Versions
However, the new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT turns out not to be something that we have been expecting. Instead of looking like the hatchback version of the Elantra sedan, the new GT looks more like the new Hyundai i30 – this is a completely new design and structure. You should be able to see that the Elantra sedan and the Elantra GT will be using two completely different structure and construction. Basically, the wheelbase for the GT will be shorter – two inches – so it serves Hyundai to be in between the hatch variants of Civic and Golf.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Engine
For the engine part, there will be different arrangements too. Both the Elantra and Elantra GT will be using the standard four cylinder naturally aspirated unit with 2.0 liter capacity. However, they will get different treatments and tuning, resulting in different output. The sedan will produce 147 hp of power while the GT will produce 162 hp of power.
But the more interesting thing is the Elantra GT Sport that is coming with four cylinder engine with 1.6 liter capacity, delivering 201 hp of power and 195 Nm of torque. The Elantra and GT will be paired with both manual and auto six speed transmission.
The GT Sport will be paired with standard manual six speed transmission while the auto dual clutch seven speed transmission will be offered as the optional. All of them will be coming as the front wheel driving system.
For the upcoming 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT, there will be significant changes on the interior area – everything will be improved and layout will be made better. The dashboard, for a starter, will be made different from the sedan, along with the standard display screen with its 8.0 inch size.
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Price and Release Date
For the GT, it is predicted that availability will start from summer 2017 with a base price starting from around $20,000. The sedan will be set from around $18,000 while the GT Sport is still unknown. Let’s wait for the further updates about 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT.