In 2016, the Hyundai Elantra GT received a refreshed look, but it still lagged behind the completely redesigned 2017 Elantra sedan. Hyundai looks to play a little catchup with the hatchback, as it’s just announced the 2018 model will be all-new, and in the process, released a handful of teaser images.
From the images, it’s clear that the new Elantra GT will gain the styling cues of its sedan sibling. This is evident in its new, lower-positioned grille, sleeker hood and new headlights. What will differ on the hatchback is its mesh-like grille, the fog lights and the sportier lower apron.
While these images don’t paint the entire picture, they do imply that the 2018 Elantra GT will be virtually identical to the Euro-spec i30 Hatchback, which already made its world debut (image below). Sorry, surprise spoiled…
The interior teaser images show an attempt at a sportier cabin. The steering wheel boasts a red stripe at the six o’clock position and red contrast stitching, while the ignition button has a red surround. There is also red contrast stitching on the gear shifter boot.
There is no mention of powertrains for the new Elantra GT, but it’ll likely have two engines available. The base engine will likely be the 147-horspeower 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while its optional engine may be the Elantra Sport’s 201-horsepower 1.6-liter turbo.
We won’t have to wait long to learn all about the 2018 Elantra GT, as it’ll make its full debut at the Chicago Auto Show on Feb. 11, 2017.