2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Review – ALL-NEW ELANTRA HATCHBACK


Lower, wider, more aggressive stance
European styling
Nearly 25 cubic feet of behind rear seat storage
Standard vertical LED daytime running lights
Standard eight-inch display audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
Available dual-zone climate control
Available high and low beam LED headlights
Available wireless smartphone charging
Amazon Alexa Blue Link remote starting
Blue Link heated features

With clean proportions, flowing character lines, and an attention grabbing new cascading grille design, the new GT imbues class and sophistication. It’s posture; lower, wider, and longer; shows the GT means business. The GT lands where European style meets American can-do attitude and ability. And it’s not merely skin deep, over half the structure (53-percent) comprises of advanced high-strength steel, nearly double the outgoing generation. And it’s bonded together with just over 367 feet of structural adhesive. This combines to make the Elantra GT, stiffer, stronger, and lighter. It’s 22-percent more rigid than the last GT to be specific. And the body-in-white weighs 61 pounds less. That combines with a slippery 0.30 coefficient of drag making the GT feel solid, efficient and smooth.

While the outside dimensions effectively match that of most compact hatchbacks, clever ergonomics and packaging make room inside for five and so much more. In fact, with 96.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and nearly 25 cubic feet of cargo volume, we expect the EPA to classify the Elantra GT as a large car, rarified territory for this class. And with the rear seats folded, the GT offers massive amounts of space for cargo.

For 2018, choose between two inline-four-cylinder engines in the Elantra GT. The efficient yet robust, direct injection 2.0-liter makes an estimated 162 peak horsepower. It mates to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Opt for the GT Sport and get the 1.6-liter turbo engine found in the Elantra Sport and enjoy an estimated 201 peak horsepower along with a broad band torque peak of 195 pound feet. The six-speed manual is available here too, or an athletic, seven-speed dual-clutch gear box.

Taking advantage of the stiff and strong new structure, Hyundai tested and developed the Elantra GT on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Running hundreds of laps, the engineers tested for ride, handling, and durability. This resulted in a suspension tune that feels taut yet comfortable, minimizing unwanted body roll yet maximizing wheel impact absorption. Opt for the GT Sport and the rear torsion beam suspension is switched for a fully-independent multilink setup, standard 18” alloy wheels and larger front and rear brake rotors for even more fun when the going gets twisty. All-in-all, whether it’s a spirited drive through a canyon road, or carrying your mountain bike to the trailhead up the canyon, the Elantra GT is ready.

Aside from great available appointments inside the Elantra GT, like leather seats, alloy pedals, and dual-zone climate control, Hyundai added several new items to keep you comfortable and safe. The Elantra GT is available with conveniences like Infinity Premium Audio with Clari-Fi™, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and wireless smartphone charging. That’s on top of great standard features such as 8-inch display audio and 17-inch alloy wheels. For safety, the GT is available with several systems usually found in expensive luxury vehicles, such as Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Attention Assist, High-Beam Assist, and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert.

Vastly improved structure, Nürburgring refined driving-dynamics, and top-notch features in the new Elantra GT redefine what it means to be a “compact” hatchback.

Hyundai Blue Link customers have performed more than 25 million remote starts since its debut in 2011. Although remote start is a great feature for hot weather, most take place in cold climates during January, February and March. In fact, Blue Link Remote Start with Climate Control is three times more popular in the winter. With this in mind, Hyundai engineers have enhanced the Remote Start with Climate Control feature to include control of the rear defroster and heated side mirrors into the Blue Link mobile app. These new enhancements debut with the launch of the 2018 Elantra GT and will be available on other models in the future.
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Joshua Benton says:

I am in the car market….and this will be my next car

Sunil Dayal says:

This car is as good as an Audi.

Ajay Yadav says:

this car launch in india?

Milan Ajudiya says:

this is i30

Lisu chongtham says:

expected price in India?

Ultimate says:

Last music similar to mangatha theme music

Bishnu Pattanaik says:


Sunil Dayal says:

Hyundai copies both Volvo and Audi


its lamborghini i30 gt

Syahmi Amin says:

For some countries , It is called i30 ..

Read more says:

wish they introduce the wagon version with awd anytime soon

Billy McAuliffe says:

it’s also called Hyundai not hyunday

Bors Mistral says:

I dig most of the the new interior, especially the wheel and the central console, but the speedo/tach and the exterior styling of the old model are more to my taste. Also, dropping 10hp on the “base” model seems odd… The 1.6T is nice, but too much to hope for a 2.0T in this?

Nikhil raj says:

it’s i30 dumbass

Д., Янчaн says:

Sorry but i think you have mistaken Hyundai i30. There is no such a car called “Elantra GT” in all Hyundai’s lineup.

Anudeep Kumar says:

This is 2017 Hyundai I30.. Don’t create Fake news please

nix niho says:

extra car

M.K. Frenky says:

What music in the last one?

imds123 says:

Only downside is that Hyundai cars depreciate like a rock…

Ian Lim says:

Beautiful !!! Why Europe model is i30 but USA model is Elantra GT??? lol

atticstattic says:

Can you imagine this commercial airing in the 1950’s?
Everyone involved would be burned as witches!

Row Nu says:

I feel uneasy about the dct, that’s a nightmarish transmission. I would opt for the 6 speed manual instead. Looks sharp

Smfanqing Wu says:

looks like i30 (hatchback)

Lavanya Yadav says:


nirav99panchal says:

Beauty and the Beast!

Iheanaho Wisdom says:


st3ady says:

Nice little car but looks a bit ugly. Great value though, hard to pass up. Might get one when it comes out.

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