Enhancing the practicality of the Hyundai Elantra for 2013, a five-door hatchback version of the compact car rechristened as the GT. Replacing the Elantra Touring model from the previous vehicle generation, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT is billed as a functional hatchback with a healthy infusion of sport vehicle dynamics. Featuring a unibody frame constructed using high strength steel, the Elantra GT included a sport-tuned suspension, alloy wheels as well as four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system as standard equipment.
The 2013 Elantra GTs propulsion was sourced from a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine producing 148 horsepower and 131 pound-feet of torque. An engine utilizing D-CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing), Variable Induction System and electronic throttle control, the Hyundai Elantra GT was available as a model identified with a Partial Zero Emission Vehicles designation.
Matched with either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission, the Elantra GT could travel a combined city/highway distance of 30 miles on a gallon of gasoline. The driver of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT was presented with the ability to augment the control of the vehicle through a Driver Selectable Steering Mode. Able to operate in Comfort, Normal and Sport settings, each mode provides a tailored level of turning input. Thanks to the hatchback shape, the 2013 Elantra GT could hold 23 cubic feet of cargo volume while accommodating five passengers.
When the rear seating row is folded down, the Hyundai Elantra GTs interior cargo space grows to 51 cubic feet. For 2014, engine power for the Elantra GT was upgraded to a 173-horsepower 2.0-liter powerplant featuring gasoline direct injection. A revised grille, new style 17-inch wheels and a host of technological features are available on the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT.