It was in September 2016 when the current Hyundai i30 was introduced , so it practically takes a year with us. Now, this successful compact that was developed to be commercialized in half world, has not yet arrived in the United States, where its commercial adventure begins these days .
There it is called Elantra GT
“Our” Hyundai i30 there is going to be put up for sale with the name of Hyundai Elantra GT, but it is actually the same vehicle, only with the relevant design changes to suit US regulations.
Mechanically there will be more surprises than in appearance or set-up. And is that it will only be marketed with two petrol engines, which as an option will offer automatic changes .
The Hyundai Elantra GT bet on a 2.0 GDI heart capable of providing 165 hp of power, which comes with a six-speed manual transmission or with another automatic (torque converter), also six-link.
More striking will be the Hyundai Elantra GT Sport, which opt for the sophisticated 1.6 T-GDI with 204 hp. It will offer better performance and comes with a six-speed manual transmission or with the advanced 7DCT dual-clutch and seven-speed. These versions with a semblant and a more sporty set-up, will have a specific suspension, more powerful brakes, 18-inch wheels and different details in red that make them more eye-catching .
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Price
|Model||2018 MSRP||2017 MSRP||Net Change|
|Elantra GT 6MT||$19,350||$18,800||$550|
|Elantra GT 6AT||$20,350||$19,800||$550|
|Elantra GT Sport 6MT||$23,250||N/A||N/A|
|Elantra GT Sport 7DCT||$24,350||N/A||N/A|
Cheaper than in Spain
These days begin to reach dealers and these are the prices of the new Hyundai Elantra GT there:
– Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0 GDI: $ 19,350 ($ 16,450)
– Hyundai Elantra GT 2.0 GDI Aut: $ 20,350 (17,300 euros)
– Hyundai Elantra GT Sport 1.6 T-GDI: $ 23,250 (19,800 euros)
– Hyundai Elantra GT Sport 1.6 T-GDI 7DCT: $ 24,350 (€ 20,700)
As a curiosity to say that in Spain a Hyundai i30 1.4 T-GDI 140 CV 7DCT Style has a price of 27,650 euros, which remain in attractive 21,250 euros with the discounts proposed by the Korean firm, but even so, it strikes the difference Economic with the United States tariff.