2013 Hyundai Elantra GT – Hyundai Motor America introduced the all-new 2013 Elantra GT in a North American debut at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Hyundai Elantra GT brings five-door functionality and European driving dynamics to the expanding Elantra lineup and is slated to hit dealerships in summer 2012. 2013 Hyundai Elantra GTis based on the new-generation i30 model designed for the European market. Hyundai Elantra GT is the third vehicle in Hyundai’s 7/11 product initiative (seven new or redesigned models in the next 11 months). The fourth vehicle is the Elantra Coupe.
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT – Performance
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT represents further evolution of the Hyundai form language, ‘Fluidic Sculpture’ – the company’s distinctive design DNA. Hyundai Elantra GT’s standard fuel economy is an estimated 28 mpg city, 39 mpg highway and 32 combined with the six-speed automatic transmission or manual transmission. 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT’s widespread use of high-strength steel provides a 37 percent increase in body stiffness at a lower body weight when compared to the outgoing Elantra Touring model. At 2,784 pounds, the automatic transmission Elantra GT is lighter than its competitors, while offering more interior room than Focus, Mazda3, Golf and Matrix. 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is the lightest five-door hatchback in the compact segment. Hyundai Elantra GT’s best-in-class fuel efficiency is driven by the Blue Drive strategy. Under the hood, Hyundai Elantra GT is powered by a 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque (145 horsepower and 130 lb-ft of torque for Elantra PZEV). The PZEV Elantra GT is as clean as many hybrid electric vehicles, helping Hyundai meet its environmental commitments. Elantra is also available as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV). Additionally, Hyundai Elantra GT has an ActiveECO System that modifies engine and transmission control to smooth out throttle response and increase real-world fuel economy by up to seven percent.
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT – steering characteristics
This system accurately controls air intake and engine torque, improving drivability, response and fuel economy. 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT’s six-speed manual transmission provides short, crisp shifts and further optimizes engine performance. Elantra GT is fitted with a MacPherson strut front suspension, with coil springs and gas shock absorbers. 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is tuned for added feel, responsiveness and control, while the Elantra sedan is tuned for comfort. With three operating modes to select – Comfort, Normal and Sport – this innovative system allows drivers to adapt 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT steering characteristics to varying driving preferences and road conditions any time they choose. Steering damping characteristics, active return gain, and high frequency friction levels have also been optimized for Elantra GT in this system. Even more, Elantra GT’s turning diameter of 34.8 feet is better than Matrix, Focus and Golf.
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT – Features
The all-new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT rides on a 104.3-inch wheelbase and has an overall length of 169.3 inches. Cabin refinements on the all-new Elantra GT are inspired by the high standards of the entire Hyundai lineup. Elantra GT’s rearview camera is like no other. Hyundai Blue Link is standard on the 2013 Elantra GT. “Blue Link combines safety, service and infotainment into a complete package that works to both help simplify Hyundai owners’ lives and reduce distracted driving,” said Barry Ratzlaff, director of customer satisfaction and service business development, Hyundai Motor America. The all-new 2013 Hyundai Elantra GTfeatures the latest active and passive safety technologies to ensure maximum protection for its occupants.