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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT and GT Sport review


The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT and GT Sport had their debut at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Both models come with plenty of features that you should know with two different engine options.

Hyundai is also one of the biggest car manufacturers that you can find in the world these days. This company has been produced various types of car with amazing features. One of the latest cars from Hyundai is the new Hyundai Elantra 2018 that is predicted will be one of the most popular cars from this manufacturer. It will be available this summer in two options: GT and GT Sport.

2018 Elantra GT Sport hatchback release date, specs, mpg, price

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra hatchback comes wider and lower

This all new Hyundai Elantra 2018 GT is a hatchback car with very stylish design. You can see it on the design of this car’s exterior. This hatchback came with very sporty yet muscular look. It is lower and wider than before with more aggressive look. Even so, the components of this car are predicted to have lightweight. Even though the car came with muscular sporty look, it still looks very stylish. On the top of this hatchback, you can find the optional coat that came with six choices of colors. On the front fascia we can notice LED daytime running lights in vertical position while there are LED high and low beam headlights as standard.

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Length|170.9 in.
Width|70.7 in.
Height|57.7 in.
Wheelbase|104.3 in.
Ground clearance|5.9 in.
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The wheelbase will be 169 inches long and the width will be 70 inches. Other great features that you can find on the exterior of this car are including windshield with sun-shaded band, fog lamp, rear weather-sense wiper, push button for starting the engine, automatically controlled headlights, side mirrors that came with turn signal lamps, and chrome studded grille. The wheels are made of alloy and available in 15 and 17 inches size.

2018 Elantra GT Sport hatchback release date, specs, mpg, price

Interior

Other interesting thing about this new car from Hyundai is its interior. The interior of 2018 Hyundai Elantra is very stylish and comfortable. One of the most notable things about the interior of this car is there are safety features that are installed on the interior of this car that can absorb shock and react to impact in better way. The safety features are also including the great ABS and traction system. The seats are spacious and they are covered with excellent leather upholstery with very attractive look. The leather upholstery is also used to cover the steering wheel as well. The interior also uses high quality wood to create luxurious look. Sensors and receptors system allows you to control the atmosphere inside the cabin in easier way. This system is also integrated to the seat heaters as well.

When it comes to safety there are several features and they are usually reserved for higher class of cars. There are Cruise Control (with start/stop function for better fuel economy), Lane Keep Assist, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert, High-Beam Control and Attention Assist. For better stopping numbers there is Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.

New Elantra 2018 GT Sport hatchback release date, specs, mpg, price

New Hyundai Elantra 2018 specs

The new Hyundai Elantra 2018 comes with two engine options. The GT model will come with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that delivers 162 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. Under the hood of the GT Sport version is 1.6-liter turbocharged engine with 201 horses and 195 lb-ft of torque. Both Elantra models come with 6-speed manual gearbox and FWD drivetrain as standard. There are two optional automatic transmissions, 6-speed for GT and 7-speed for GT Sport model.

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MODEL|GT|GT Sport
Engine type|2.0-liter I4|1.6-liter I4 Turbo
Horsepower (HP @ rpm)|162 @ 6,200 rpm|201 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)|150 @ 4,700|195 @ 1,500 – 4,500
Transmission|6-speed manual – standard [attr colspan=”2″]
|6-speed auto|7-speed auto
Fuel economy|TBD|TBD
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This car should have a excellent fuel economy feature. According to the details from the engines, this new car from Hyundai should come with 24 and 37 MPG fuel efficiency. Even though the size of this car is relatively small, this car has quite good performance. As the result, the power output is predicted will be very magnificent.

2018 Hyundai Elantra release date and price

For those of you who want to buy this new car from Hyundai, this all new Hyundai Elantra 2018 will be released on the market in summer 2017. With all these great specifications and features, this price is definitely a best deal. According to the information from the manufacturer, 2018 Hyundai Elantra will have starting price from $20,000.

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