While the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT shares the Elantra name with Hyundai’s signature compact vehicle, there are a few stark differences between it and the hot-hatch GT. While the 2020 GT maintains (and even exceeds) the practicality the Elantra is known for, its shorter wheelbase and aerodynamic flourishes create a livelier, more spirited driving experience. Starting at only $20,699, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT offers thrilling performance and athletic styling in an enviable hatchback. Learn more about the Elantra GT, with Edmonton’s premier Hyundai dealerships, Northstar Hyundai and Southtown Hyundai.
With a serious and proven emphasis on performance, having been tested on the famed Nurburgring track in Germany, the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT is a hatchback that amps up the thrills on the smart and practical Elantra. With a choice between the standard 6-speed manual transmission, or an available 6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual mode, the Elantra GT races through its gears while the 2.0L Direct Injection engine rumbles away, creating 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque—more than enough to rocket the GT’s compact frame forward. A frame that boasts functional front wheel air curtains, pulling in engine-cooling air and improving the GT’s overall aerodynamics. Not only does this make for a more fuel-efficient vehicle, but one that calmly and expertly slices through air and traffic. This, in addition to the shorter wheelbase of the hatchback GT, as compared to the Elantra, provides razor-sharp handling for an always thrilling drive.
While the 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT also shares a similar interior with the Elantra, the switch from sedan to hatchback creates a profound shift in the way that interior is utilized. This begins with the floating 8.0” touch-screen, positioned between the driver and front passenger, complete with a standard rearview camera, and voice-activated Bluetooth® infotainment system featuring both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility. An available panoramic sunroof makes excellent use of the Elantra GT’s shape, stretching from the front seats all the way back to the defining aspect of the GT: the hatch. No matter which way you utilize the split-folding 60/40 rear seats—having them up, split, or folded down flat—the Elantra GT offers exceptional space and convenience for those always on the move.
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra offers a number of standard and available safety features, making it as pleasing to look at as it is to drive. Standard LED daytime running lights, as well as standard LED side repeater lights, clearly signal your position and intentions on the road to other drivers—that is, if you haven’t already sped right past them. Add this to the Elantra GT’s alluring styling, and choice between 16” or 17” alloy wheels, and the GT easily competes, looks-wise, with any other hot hatch on the market. Speaking of hot, you’ll forget about those cruel Canadian winters, thanks to the standard heated front seats, and leather-wrapped heated steering wheel. Throw in Hyundai’s vaunted safety features, like Blind-Spot Collision Warning, and the 2020 Elantra GT becomes both stylish and smart.
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra GT, part of an Elantra lineup featuring both the original compact sedan, hatchback, and Elantra Sport coupe, is a fierce competitor—especially when it comes to powerful, value-laden vehicles. Thanks to its unique blend of interior technology, sporty styling, and runaway performance, the 2020 Elantra GT can’t be beat. To learn more about this hot hatch, contact either Northstar or Southtown Hyundai, or fill out the form below to book a test drive.