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2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Gets Updated in Time for the Chicago Auto Show

In the compact hatchback segment, the Elantra GT is one of Hyundai’s main weapons. Truth be told, it’s not the best-selling compact in the US and it’ll never be, but if you’re looking for a lot of kit for as little money as possible, then look no further than the 2016 model year Elantra GT.
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Unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show, what the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT brings to the table comes in the form of understated but effective updates both inside and out. Highlights include the revamped front grille with horizontal chrome and argent flats and new design 17-inch alloys.

As for the inside, the Fluidic Sculpture design is continued by the dashboard, but what matters a lot more than the aesthetics is the improved mix of features. Cutting down to the chase, Hyundai now offers a next-gen navigation system with HD Radio and Apple Siri and a new Blue Link system featuring Remote Start with Climate Control and Destination Search.

As mentioned beforehand, these don’t sound as exciting as an all-new generation, but we’re not complaining either. Priced from $18,800 without the $825 freight charge, first units of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT will arrive in showrooms in March, mated to a proven and reliable 2.0 GDI from the get-go.

Besides the standard 6-speed stick shift, buyers can also opt for a six-speed auto. Rated at 173 HP and 154 lb-ft (208 Nm) of twist at 4,700 rpm, the 2.0 GDI gasoline-fed motor is able to return up to 24 mpg (9.8 l/100 km) city, 33 mpg (7.1 l/100 km) highway and 27 mpg (8.7 l/100 km) on the combined cycle.


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