Getting behind the wheel of a car is the best part of the day for many people. If you’re itching to get your hands on a new Hyundai Elantra, but would like a beefed up version, go for the Elantra GT.
Whenever you hear of a standard car having the addition of “GT” next to its name, it’s clear that you’re, in fact, thinking about a car that’s anything but standard. That’s exactly the case with the Hyundai Elantra GT, which is a completely new car inside and out. While it does feature a few of the same features as its “standard,” but equally impressive brother, Hyundai Elantra, it offers tons more fun and sporty features. Keep reading to learn what makes it so revolutionary.
A Finely Tuned Urban Racer at Heart
The latest member to join the Hyundai family, the Elantra GT hides a standard 2.0-litre GDI engine beneath its hood though you can also opt for a 1.6-litre turbo version. The standard 2.0-litre gas engine generates 162 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of torque. While the optional 1.6-litre turbocharged beast goes up to 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Either way, you’ve got more than enough oomph to get you noticed, especially since the sporty hatchback was designed in Europe. The Elantra GT was fine-tuned on the legendary Nurburgring race circuit in Germany. All of which speak volumes about how fun and rewarding it is to get behind the wheel.
Style & Comfort to Rival Luxury Limousines
Just because your Elantra GT comes with a roaring engine doesn’t mean the inside is similarly barren and empty as that of thoroughbred race cars. On the contrary, you’ll have all the bells and whistles that rival some of the most luxurious cars on the market. Standard features include: heated front seats and steering wheel, ventilated front seats, panoramic sunroof, versatile cargo space, electronic parking brake, sport-driven interior styling, an 8-inch touch-screen display with an available navigation system, dual-zone climate control, 8-way power driver’s seat and so much more.
Safe Like You Wouldn’t Believe
When thinking about GT sport hatches, one initially thinks about speed and power. However, the Elantra GT also comes equipped with a number of standard safety features that make it a force to be reckoned with. Starting with Hyundai’s patented SuperStructure chassis, you’ll also get such features as: a standard rearview camera, 7 standard airbags, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Alert, Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and many other features to keep you safe.
Why Go for the GT Version vs the Standard Elantra?
Both cars are impressive and ground-breaking in their own way. But, the Hyundai Elantra GT still offers that little something extra that turns out to be not so little after all. Tons of power, comfort, safety, style and most importantly, fun. It doesn’t get better than that. This car is a revolutionary all-rounder, that’s isn’t scared of challenging more serious race cars.