2018 Hyundai Elantra GT at Chicago Auto Show

Beside the rush that recently happen at upmarket, Hyundai  still sells small, affordable vehicles. The newest addition to its lineup was shown at Paris motor show last fall when Hyundai revealed the new designed of i30. The U.S. will get this hatch named the Elantra GT, which is how it was presented at the Chicago auto show last week. Only vehicles with top equipment and engines from the European version will make its way in the stateside.

Two inline-four engines will be offered when the new hatch gets on sale. It has directly injected 2.0-liter making 162 hp, with a either six-speed manual or an automatic, and a turbocharged 1.6-liter good for 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Customers who decide for the newer Sport version will be able to choose between  a six-speed manual and a new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

New designe of hatch is longer and wider than the model befor

New designe of hatch is longer and wider than the model before. With Hyundai boasting using much more strengthful steel this time about 53 percent of the vehicle’s structure — so as a 22 percent raise in general rigidity.

Hyundai still wants to impress customers with this hatch, so items like LED daytime running lights, leather seats, 18-inch wheels, alloy pedals and dual zone climate control will be available, so as the Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto. It is equipped as usual with an 8-inch infotainment screen and 17-inch wheels, with a number of advanced safety options like lane-keep assist, high-beam assist, attention assist, automatic emergency braking with detection for pedestrian and blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert will be included in options.

Expect Elantra GT prices will be announced at the beginning of sales this summer.

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