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2017 Hyundai Elantra GT Adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Value Edition Pack

Introduced in 2011 at the Frankfurt Auto Show and slated to be replaced at this year’s Paris Motor Show with an all-new generation, the Hyundai i30 will live on for the MY 2017 in the United States as the Elantra GT. For the final model year of this generation of the compact hatch, updates are few but welcomed.
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Compared to yesteryear, MY 2017 continues to be available with the Tech Package. This time around, however, the Elantra GT boasts Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two smartphone mirroring functions that make life just a little bit easier for the driver. Both features let the user play with smartphone apps such as maps, media player, text messaging, and so forth. Other than that, the Tech Package adds goodies such as sat nav, cooled front seats, dual-zone climate control, as well as rearview camera for effortless parking.

The five-door compact hatchback from Hyundai also gains something called the Value Edition package. As the name implies, the contents of the pack ($2,650) are offered at a discount (-$1,000). The question is, what does the 2017 Elantra GT with Value Edition bring forth? For $1,650, Value Edition sweetens the pot with a plethora of things that come in handy.

17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, sliding armrest, driver’s auto-up power window, driver’s power seat, leather upholstery, leather on the shift knob and steering wheels, auto headlights, fog lamps, proximity key, and push button start, the Value Edition is a steal at $1,650. Available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT is powered by the tried-and-tested 2.0-liter Nu series four-cylinder engine.

Power remains capped at 173 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm, which is plenty enough for most driving scenarios. With an EPA-rated fuel economy of 27 mpg on the combined cycle, it’s also sufficiently frugal for the cost-oriented customer. Base price for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT starts from $18,800 excluding destination ($835).


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