We don't have all the details just yet, but Hyundai has announced via Twitter that the 2013 Elantra GT (neé Touring) will be priced from $18,395. This does not include the destination charge(*) – Hyundai normally releases pricing numbers that don't factor in delivery, etc. – but we expect it to add around $775 to the GT's final price.

The five-door GT will be joined by a two-door Coupe to expand the popular Elantra franchise to three bodystyles for 2013.

According to Hyundai's tweet – attributed to North American CEO John Krafcik, no less – the GT's base price includes standard features like alloy wheels, seven airbags, heated seats, fog lamps and the automaker's Blue Link infotainment system.

Full GT pricing information is expected to be released soon and we're betting the Coupe won't be far behind, so stay tuned to this space for the official details.


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      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      So is this about the same size as a Focus hatch? They start at the same price ($18,300 according to Ford's website). I would be interested in seeing those 2 cars put up against each other. Would have been nice if the new Dodge Dart also came in a hatch version, but alas it looks like that isn't happening (for now).
        Lars
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        > Would have been nice if the new Dodge Dart also came in a hatch version, but alas it looks like that isn't happening (for now). Quite. It seems backwards to offer the Dart with only a trunk, as good as is the design, and the pending Chrysler 100 with a hatch. Backwards.
      Mark_H
      • 2 Years Ago
      can't they just sell a five door in normal trim levels?
      Dario Sycco
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's frightening how this decent looking face last year ended up looking like a horse's lips in a wind tunnel. Just ugly!
      Coconut Racing
      • 2 Years Ago
      Five door Elantra, also known as the Five door Veloster. Heh.
        drewpy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Coconut Racing
        Five door veloster is called Accent
        Matrix
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Coconut Racing
        Veloster has the 1.6l gdi motor, the elantra gt has the bigger 1.8 nu engine.
      NightFlight
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's a lot of features for not a lot of money. I suspect it will do well.
        BB79826
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        It'll be a bit over 20k with the automatic, but that includes things like heated seats, which kinda surprises me. Maybe I'll consider this after all. Too bad it's such a short hatch.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Shannador
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why does Hyundai insist on sloping the roofline toward the back? It might look nice, but it really impacts headroom in the back and I imagine it doesn't make it any easier to load things into the back, having to duck under a lower hatch. Especially with the four door model, looks like you'd really have to duck to get in or out. Beyond that, it wears the Hyundai look well and the standard equipment list is typically Hyundai value-riffic.
        Tom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Shannador
        It's the current fashion trend. Regrettable, yes, that wagons have died. Blame Moray Callum and the success of the original Mazda3 hatch.
      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a pretty good value. And it might be because of the way the photos were taken, but this is the first time I actually like their Hyundai styling.
      Mike Cornell
      • 2 Years Ago
      Would rather have the i30 wagon ..i.e. real 'Touring" rather than this lopped off hatch.
      Rob
      • 2 Years Ago
      It will be interesting to see how elantra competes with Civic now that a 5 door and a coupe are finally coming. Right now Hyundai is moving about 200k elantra sedans a year with almos tno incentives and low inventory on the lots . Civics sell better but right now they have a coupe to go along with the sedan and are offering very aggresive leasing prices to move them. This model is on my short list to replace my 06 Elantra that runs excellent with 133k miles on it.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think it's still a pretty good value despite the extra price. It also looks much better than the Elantra sedna.
      hawaiian_I
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ya know, this is a nice looking hatchback. Anyone notice that the front end kinda looks like a 2011 Citro├źn DS4 or DS5?
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