Elantra GT Makes Debut at Chicago Auto Show

Hyundai Motor America today, Feb. 8, introduced the all-new 2013 Elantra GT in a North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show.

Elantra GT brings five-door functionality and European driving dynamics to the expanding Elantra lineup and is slated to hit dealerships this summer.

The lineup now includes Elantra Coupe — also making its world debut today — and the Elantra sedan. Elantra GT is based on the new-generation i30 model designed for the European market.

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“Elantra GT is a fun-to-drive, functional, five-door compact hatchback,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, Product and Corporate Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Elantra GT is the latest example of how Hyundai is redefining the compact car and setting new standards in automotive design, efficiency and functionality.”

According to Hyundai, the 2013 Elantra GT will compete with the Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Volkswagen Golf, featuring more interior volume than these models, unsurpassed fuel economy and Hyundai’s Driver Selectable Steering Mode.

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Rakesh Raman