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2017 Elantra Gains a new Value-Oriented Trim and New Technology

(Credit: © Hyundai)

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2017 Elantra Gains a new Value-Oriented Trim and New Technology

2017 Elantra GT

2017 Elantra GT (Credit: © Hyundai)

We’ve already learned all about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra sedan, but the automaker was holding back on the information on the GT hatchback version. Just recently, the Korean automaker finally revealed this information, which includes tech updates and a new trim level.

On the technical side of things, the only change is that the 2017 Elantra GT will finally have available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The other big change for the 2017 model year is the addition of the new Value Edition trim level. This trim level bumps the base price of the automatic-equipped Elantra GT from $19,800 to $21,450. For this extra cash, buyers get 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-covered seats, steering wheel and shift knob, a proximity key, push-button start, fog lights, a power driver’s seat, auto headlights, an auto up/down driver’s side window, heated front seats, and a sliding armrest. If a buyer were to add these options separately, they would cost an extra $1,000.

Buyers looking for more features can upgrade to the Tech Package and get cooled front seats, dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, and navigation.

Otherwise, the Elantra GT will continue into 2017 unchanged, including its 2.0-liter engine with 173 horsepower and 154 pound-feet of torque.

The 2017 Elantra GT is available now at Hyundai showrooms at a starting price of $18,800.

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