2013 Hyundai Elantra GT - red, dynamic front three-quarter view

After teasing us earlier in the week with a bit of info, Hyundai has officially announced full pricing for the 2013 Elantra GT. Buyers can pick up the five-door with a six-speed manual transmission starting at $18,395, excluding a $775 destination fee. Those who opt for a six-speed automatic gearbox will be asked to pony up an additional $1,000. The model includes niceties like standard heated front seats, projection head lights and fog lights. That base price also covers the model's new driver-selectable steering system and Bluetooth hands-free calling. A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine good for 148 horsepower sits under the hood.

While we knew the base price would also cover alloys, if you want the larger 17-inch wheels, you'll have to opt for the $2,750 Style Package, which also throws in a sportier suspension, panoramic sunroof and leather seats among other tricks. Consumers may also opt for a $2,350 Technology Package. The equipment group requires the Style Package and includes navigation with a seven-inch information screen, a rear-view camera and automatic headlights. Check out the full press release for more information.
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Unsurpassed Fuel Economy and Five-Door Versatility Starting at $18,395

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 13, 2012 – Hyundai Motor America has announced prices for the new 2013 Elantra GT. The fun-to-drive, functional, five-door compact hatchback will have a starting price of $18,395 and be extraordinarily well-equipped. At $18,395 shoppers will discover 39 highway miles per gallon, more interior space than Ford Focus, Mazda3 and Volkswagen Golf and Hyundai's Driver Selectable Steering Mode. The 2013 Elantra GT will begin arriving in dealerships later this month.

2013 Elantra GT Pricing


Elantra GT 1.8L I4 6-speed M/T $18,395

Elantra GT 1.8L I4 6-speed A/T w/ SHIFTRONIC® $19,395

Freight Charges for the 2013 MY Elantra Coupe are $775.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2013 ELANTRA GT

Fluidic Sculpture design
Powered by an advanced 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and in-house six-speed automatic or manual transmission
Horsepower: 148 at 6,500 rpm (ULEV)
Best-in-class standard fuel economy 39 mpg highway
Best-in-class specific output at 82.2 horsepower per liter
Lightest five-door hatchback in the compact segment
Sport-tuned suspension
More passenger and maximum cargo volume than Focus, Mazda3, Golf and Matrix
Standard heated front seats
Driver knee airbag – an Elantra first
Hidden rear camera
More aerodynamic than Impreza, Matrix or Golf

The new Elantra GT represents the evolution of Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture design language. Elantra GT's design gives it a slippery 0.30 coefficient of drag. Up front, Hyundai's signature hexagonal grille with chrome accents flows into the hood. The bodyside graphic features a chrome beltline molding to keep up with the sleek character lines. Sharp projection headlamps, fog lights and available panoramic sunroof and 17-inch alloy wheels with chrome spears complete the modern design.

Maximizing interior volume and delighting customers with various seating layouts are hallmarks of Hyundai engineering and translate into more cabin room, cargo space and versatility. The Elantra GT features seating layouts that can comfortably seat five people or accommodate four passengers, plus long items like golf clubs or snowboards. Fold all of the back seats to get CUV-sized cargo space. These options allow customers to discover that Elantra GT has more interior volume than Matrix, Mazda3, Ford Focus and VW Golf and even more cargo capacity than the Nissan Juke crossover, thanks to split-fold-down rear seats and rear seat cushions than can flip upward. Like its stablemate the Elantra Coupe, heated front seats are standard.

With gas prices exceeding $4 per gallon in many areas of the U.S., compact car buyers are downsizing for better fuel efficiency, but these buyers expect premium features. The Elantra GT offers the following optional premium features: power driver's seat including power lumbar support, dual automatic temperature control with clean air ionizer and auto defog system, leather seating surfaces, navigation with hidden rearview camera and proximity key with push button start. Elantra GT comes in three flavors, mirroring the packaging simplicity of the popular Hyundai Veloster: an extremely well-equipped base model, a Style package offering panoramic sunroof, upgraded wheels, and more, and a Tech package offering navigation system and more.

Elantra GT is tuned for added feel, responsiveness and control, while the Elantra sedan is tuned for comfort. Modifications to the GT include higher rear spring rates, a V-Beam rear suspension design with an integrated stabilizer bar and Sachs dampers for improved body motion control. These changes create driving dynamics which are sporty and comfortable. In addition, two suspension packages were developed to optimize tuning for the two different tire sizes. The Elantra GT's Style package offers a sportier suspension calibration that is optimized for its lower-profile P215/45R17 tire.

Behind the wheel, drivers benefit from Hyundai's all-new Driver Selectable Steering Mode. With three operating modes to select – Comfort, Normal and Sport – this innovative system allows drivers to adapt Elantra GT steering characteristics to varying driving preferences and road conditions any time they choose. Comfort level offers the greatest ease of steering and is ideal for city and parking environments. Sport is optimized for higher-speed highways or winding roads, while Normal is ideal for a mix of driving conditions. The Driver Selectable Steering Mode not only adjusts power assistance levels in each mode, but also on-center build-up feel and steering build-up curves throughout the steering range, for a very natural, progressive feel.

The 2013 Elantra GT delivers an EPA estimated 39 mpg highway with either a six speed manual or automatic transmission. Under the hood, Elantra GT is powered by a 1.8-liter Nu four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and 131 lb-ft of torque, the same as found in the Elantra sedan. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC®. Elantra GT is available as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) or Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV). The PZEV Elantra GT is as clean as many hybrid electric vehicles, helping Hyundai meet its environmental commitments.

Standard and Optional Features

GT Manual Transmission

The Elantra GT M/T has an MSRP of $18,395, excluding $775 freight, and includes the following standard features:

1.8L four-cylinder Dual CVVT engine
Six-speed manual transmission
Driver Selectable Steering Mode
16-inch alloy wheels with P205/55R16 tires
Seven airbags (driver's knee airbag, front, side & curtain airbags)
ABS, EBD, four-wheel disc brakes, VSM, ESC and TCS
Daytime running lights
Air conditioning with cooled glove box
AM/FM/SiriusXM®/CD/MP3 audio system w/ six speakers, iPod®/USB and MP3 auxiliary input jacks
Power windows, heated mirrors and door locks
Remote keyless entry system with alarm
Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
Cruise control
Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System with voice recognition
Blue Link Telematics System
Premium cloth interior w/ cloth door trim
Dual front illuminated vanity mirrors with sunvisor extensions
Sliding center armrest
Heated front seats
Driver's seat height adjustment
Tilt & telescopic steering wheel
Outside temperature display
Trip computer
Metallic inside door handles
One-touch triple turn signal
Luggage net hooks and outlet
Sunglass holder & map lights
Front and rear map pockets, front seatback pockets
60/40 split fold-down rear seatback
Rear-seat center armrest with cupholders
Chrome grille
Front fog lights
Front variable intermittent wipers
Bodycolor door handles & mirrors
Solar glass with windshield shade band
Rear window wiper and spoiler

GT M/T Style Package - $2,750 Option Package MSRP

17-inch alloy wheels with P215/45R17 tires
Sport-tuned suspension
Panoramic sunroof
Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
Leather seating surfaces
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Power driver's seat with power lumbar support
Aluminum pedals
Driver-side auto/up window

GT M/T Technology Package - $2,350 Option Package MSRP

REQUIRES STYLE PACKAGE
Navigation system with seven-inch screen
Rearview camera
Automatic headlamps
Dual automatic temperature control

GT Automatic Transmission

The Elantra GT A/T has an MSRP of $19,395, excluding $775 freight, and includes all of the GT M/T equipment plus the following features:

Six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
Active ECO System

GT A/T Style Package - $2,750 Option Package MSRP

17-inch alloy wheels with P215/45R17 tires
Sport-tuned suspension
Panoramic sunroof
Side mirrors with integrated turn signals
Leather seating surfaces
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
Power driver's seat with power lumbar support
Aluminum pedals
Driver-side auto/up window

GT A/T Technology Package - $2,350 Option Package MSRP

REQUIRES STYLE PACKAGE
Navigation system with seven-inch screen
Rearview camera
Automatic headlamps
Dual automatic temperature control