The front-wheel drive, five passenger Elantra GT is available in two trims for 2018: Base and the Sport. The Base trim is powered by a 161-hp, 2.0-liter engine mated to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Sport trim is powered by a potent 201-hp, 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine paired to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed EcoShift dual clutch transmission (DCT). Standard safety features include four-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control with traction control and seven airbags. The Base trim comes equipped with heated power-remote exterior mirrors, projector beam headlights with LED daytime running lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, SiriusXM HD satellite radio, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, power door locks with remote keyless entry and power windows. The Sport trim adds to the Base trim by including turn signal indicators on the exterior mirrors, LED low and high beam headlights, LED brake lamps, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats with aggressive bolstering, leather seating surfaces, stunning red stitching and red accents throughout the interior, automatic climate control, proximity key with push button start and a blind spot and rear collision warning system. The Sport trim is not a misnomer and it utilizes an independent rear suspension with a sport tuned suspension to provide the driver with a fun and exhilarating ride. Available features on the Elantra GT include a Panoramic sunroof, Blue Link, heated and ventilated front seats, a navigation system, a wireless charging pad and a considerable array of additional electronic safety features.
For 2018, the Hyundai Elantra GT is all new with a complete redesign.