While the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has already been unveiled, the 2017 Elantra GT is still work in progress. Test mules have been spotted undergoing testing in Europe and according to the images our keen spy photographers took, it bears quite a close resemblance with the upmarket Genesis G90. The 2017 Elantra GT review below is based on spy photos and our own rendering that we’ve put together after collecting and collating crucial data from sources in the know. Information on its possible release date is also covered.
While we saw it worthwhile to conclude that the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT will be offered for the 2017 model year, it might after all be offered for the 2018 model year especially considering that the much-awaited 2017 Hyundai Elantra has already debuted this year. But whether or not the new model is offered for 2017 or 2018, the same changes Hyundai plans to offer will remain as the common denominator. Talking of changes, the new Elantra GT is set to come with clean and refined surfaces, slim and sporty headlights, and a large hexagonal grille.
Both the exterior and interior offer stylish designs. The interior is inspired by the high standards if the entire Hyundai lineup. Some of the standard features available include Bluetooth connectivity with voice recognition, automatic headlights, ventilated front seats, steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, LED taillights, cooled glove box, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, dual automatic temperature control, and a blind-spot monitor. High-tech safety features are also available to match the new-look interior and exterior facets. Some of the active and passive technologies include an Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist, Daytime running lights, seven airbags, vehicle stability management, and lane-departure intervention.
With all these features intact, it’d be prudent to assume the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback will arguably be among the top compact cars once available for sale. Furthermore, American consumers, and others by extension, have come to their realization that five passenger cars offer more usable cargo space than their sedan counterparts. Whereas it’s a sister sibling to the Elantra sedan, you might be surprised to learn that the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT is based on Hyundai’s Europe-spec i30 hatchback. It offers a better built cabin and appointments, is more spacious, and offers a sporty driving demeanor.
Although there’s plenty to recommend about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT to anyone shopping for a compact hatchback, the compact marketplace is thick with talent. The 2017 Volkswagen Golf offers an exceptional handling and ride quality. The 2017 Mazda 3 is another perennial leader in this class, offering a long list of available premium features, excellent real-world fuel economy ratings, and athletic handling. Others worth your while include the Kia Forte and the Ford Focus.
2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Release Date & Price
Pricing for the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT is still shrouded in mystery, as Hyundai has kept these details in the dark. But due to the lack of any substantial refresh, it is unlikely the price tag will balloon significantly over and above the existing price of $18,800. You can download the existing model’s owner’s manual from online Hyundai platforms.
Its release date has been set for mid-2017.
2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Exterior Review
Dimensions remain intact: width – 70.1 inches, height – 57.9 inches, and length – 169.3 inches.
Known for its ‘Fluidic Sculpture’, Hyundai continues to offer the Elantra GT with defining and distinctive aerodynamic, progressive exterior profile. Designers were able to achieve a lower wind resistance thanks to the minimized tire gaps and streamlined rocker panels. The result is improved efficiency, and a smoother and quieter ride quality.
2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Interior
The interior is a demonstration of just how Hyundai engineering can be optimized to generate superior interior volume in spite of the pintsize dimensions. Details about the kind of convenience, entertainment, and infotainment systems offered should be expected on its release date.
The new 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT is only available in one well-equipped trim model.
Just like the Elantra Sedan, the new Elantra GT will be offered with the same engines beneath the hood. For U.S markets therefore, the new 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT will come equipped with two options: a 147-horsepower – generating 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 128 horsepower and 156 pounds ft. of torque.
A six-speed manual transmission is offered by default, while a six-speed automatic is optional.
Wheelbase: 8 ft. 8.3 in. (104.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 1.3 in. (169.3 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 10.1 in. (70.1 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume (maximum): 51.0 ft³
Curb weight: 2,851 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: N/A sec
MPG: 24/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Black Noir Pearl, Geranium Red, Monaco White, Shimmering Silver, Titanium Gray Metallic, Windy Sea Blue…
Towing Capacity: 750 lbs
Safety features include anti-lock braking system, daytime running lights, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, electronic stability control, daytime running lights, seven airbags, and vehicle stability management. We expect the new model will earn top marks for government crash protection as the Europe-spec version.