2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport Review

Friday, June 9th 2017. | Hyundai

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport. Hyundai has seen a huge growth in sales over the last few years and the Elantra has been part of that the company has consistently sold over two hundred thousand launchers every year.

When they introduced the GT this was a variance of the Elantra that did pretty well for the company and this all-new version is based of course on the all-new Elantra sedan that was introduced last year.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport Exterior

The front end of the Elantra GT has its own unique look in fact it has a lot of elements from Genesis with this grille the mesh finish, the LED headlights are available on the higher trims they are full LED headlights LED low and high beams and automatic high beams and they swivel you also get LED fog lights.

I mean the entire look of this car it’s just really attractive in my eyes and this particular one that I’m showing you is an all new trim you can take the Elantra GT and either base or this sport trim the Sport trim has the same 1.6 liter turbocharged engine as the Elantra sports sedan with 201 horsepower.

you can get it with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch the base motor will be the 2-liter four-cylinder GDI with about 162 horse power also available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.

The side of the Elantra GT you can see the profile has the traditional look of a compact hatchback the sports will come standard with these 18-inch wheels while the bass GT will kind of have 17-inch wheels alloys of course there are no hubcaps on the hatchback version of the Elantra.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport Rear View

the rear I like the fact that Hyundai has given this car a traditional hatchback shape and in the tail light area you have LEDs for the taillights and the sport model will give you these dual chrome exhaust tips which definitely give this you a much more sporty appearance.

Hyundai says the traditional hatchback buyer is an active buyer so they’re going to really want something that’s 40 or something that’s fun to drive something that fits their active lifestyle and if you look underneath the cargo area here Hyundai is very proud of the fact that they upped the cargo area here by 8% versus the old one when you pull down those feet Hyundai says you get about 50 I’ve see defeated space which is tops in the class more than the new civic hatch more than the new cruise hatch and more than the months of three the Gulf and all the other competitors in this segment.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport Interior

The inside of the Elantra GT Hyundai could have easily just taken the sedan interior and just slapped it in here however it created an environment that is very unique to the GT you can see the dashboard is all unique you have the latest version of the Hyundai telematics system with blue link it’s kind of new LCD screen here that floats in the center display kind of like you know like a tablet so it’s not that new tablets off screen some of you may love it some of you may hate it.

The sport model has a lot of red accents in here so you have red stitching on the seats some contrasting piping some red trim pieces on the dash and the materials are good you have soft touch materials on the doors down here it’s leather stitch where your elbow just would rest on the armrest the steering wheel is the nice sport steering off from the sedan however it’s not a flat bottom but it’s gotten really nice stitching feels really good in your hands.

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport Release Date, Price

This particular one of course has the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic it’s the upgraded transmission you get paddles you can get also with a six-speed manual I’m seeing a lot of premium features in here you have Android auto and apple carplay stander you have heated and cooled seats and above you you have a huge panoramic sunroof I think this is the only hatchback in the class it offers a panel sunroof for those of you who are looking for that feature you’re going to want to head over to your local Hyundai dealer when this vehicle goes on sale now speaking of which a Hyundai says it’ll go on sale in the fall of 2017 with pricing to be announced closer as we get to that on sale date.