2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

Hyundai’s Hot Hatch Drawing SUV Buyers Back

Does everyone actually want to drive SUVs and crossovers? Statistics suggest they might, but despite their popularity, many don’t want the bulk and fuel costs inherent to those vehicles. Hyundai seems to have developed a vehicle that is versatile and capable like an SUV, but compact, efficient and also fun to drive. So, is the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT the best of both worlds?

Having been designed, developed, and tested in Europe where compact hatchbacks are a critical category for any automaker, the Elantra GT takes no chances, building first on the foundation of both the Elantra sedan and Elantra Sport with the company’s SuperStructure frame. Composed of 53% Advanced High Strength Steel from Hyundai Steel, double that of the outgoing model, the new Elantra GT’s rigid chassis has been engineered to deliver improvements in noise insulation, collision safety, and (most notably) driving experience.

With European DNA clearly on display, the sporty hatchback exudes a confidence and demand for action not seen from previous models. That may have something to do with the fact it was fine-tuned on the infamous Nürburgring race circuit in Germany.  A slightly lower ride height and more upright rear glass adds up to an impression of greater length. There’s no busy angles and outrageous ducts or wings here, just a clean, powerful lines all drawing the eye forward to its signature cascading grille.

As handsome as the new car is on the outside, it’s inside where the Elantra GT truly stands apart. The GT proudly offers 24.9 cubic feet behind the rear seats and a massive 55.1 cubic feet with backseats folded away. That is more than enough for most people’s cargo needs and all packaged in a quick, nimble and efficient package that is truly fun to drive.

Also available is the latest active safety features available, including Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert and Blind Spot Detection.

Adding to the impressive list of features, Elantra GT is now the first Hyundai vehicle in Canada to offer BLUELINK to enhance safety, service, and infotainment through telematics. BlueLink brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like Remote Start with Climate Control, Local Search powered by Google, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Find My Car and Enhanced Roadside Assistance. BlueLink can be easily accessed from the buttons on the rear-view mirror, the web or via smartphone app.

Bluelink Features:

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Maintenance Alerts
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
  • BlueLink smartphone app
  • On-Demand Diagnostics
  • Remote Start with Climate Control
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Lights/Horn and Lights
  • Find My Car via Mobile App

The All-New 2018 Elantra GT also offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless charging to enhance smartphone operation and functionality while driving.

The Elantra GT also makes the latest active safety features available, including Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert and Blind Spot Detection.

Stop by and arrange for a test drive today. If you’re in the market for impressive style, space, comfort and efficiency, the Elantra GT is ready to prove that better things come in small packages.

Jun 30th, 2018