2018 Elantra GT Hatchback Makes Debut at 2017 Chicago Auto Show

2018 Elantra GT Hatchback Makes Debut at 2017 Chicago Auto Show


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CHICAGO (Feb. 9, 2017) - Hyundai revealed the brand-new 2018 Elantra GT hatchback to automotive media at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview. The compact hatchback will be lower, wider and longer than previous model and features a whole new look and feel.

The redesigned Hyundai Elantra GT comes standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of delivering 162 horsepower. A GT Sport model will also be available and features a turbocharged engine expected to produce 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. torque.

New for 2018 are several features including vertical LED running lights, heated side mirrors, wireless charging capabilities and an eight-inch entertainment system that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Numerous driver assist features such as pedestrian detection, lane-keep assist and adaptive cruise control are available.

"This is the third time we've unveiled the Elantra here at the Chicago Auto Show," said Miles Johnson, senior public relations manager for Hyundai. "We're proud to have made debuts here in 2008, 2012 and now again in 2017."

Scott Margason, director of product planning for Hyundai, discussed the importance of the 2018 Elantra GT ahead of its reveal.

"Elantra has been a major contributor to Hyundai's sales success," said Margason. "Buyers are looking for more utility in their vehicles, so that's what we're giving them. This is a hatchback that has your back. It's for owners who work hard and play hard."

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT will be available in dealer showrooms this summer.

To watch complete coverage of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Media Preview press conferences, please visit www.Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow. For more information about the 2017 Chicago Auto Show, please visit www.chicagoautoshow.com.


About the Chicago Auto Show
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America, spanning more than 1 million square feet of production, concept, and exotic vehicle exhibit space. In addition to hosting multiple world and North American vehicle debuts, the Chicago Auto Show's First Look for Charity raises more than $2.5 million annually for 18 vital Chicago organizations in a single night. The 2017 public show will be Feb. 11-20. For more information, visit www.chicagoautoshow.com or www.Facebook.com/ChicagoAutoShow.

About the Chicago Automobile Trade Association
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is one of the nation's largest metropolitan dealer organizations. It is comprised of more than 420 franchised new-car dealers and an additional 150 allied members. The group's dealer members employ about 20,000 people in the metropolitan area. The association has produced the world-famous Chicago Auto Show since 1935. For more information please visit www.CATA.info.

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