In order to make the Elantra more appealing to its US customers, Hyundai is updating it with a new range of technologies, used by the young public more and more often. The 2017 model year Elantra GT comes with the latest infotainment technology and a new package.
The 2017 Elantra GT now offers the Value Edition package. For $1,650, the Value Edition comes with 17-inch alloy wheels and foglights heated leather seats, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and sliding armrest. The Value Edition also includes a proximity key with push button start, automatic headlights, and an auto-up driver’s power window. Combining all these features into one package saves the customer $1,000.
The Tech Package adds cooling front seats, dual-zone climate control, rearview camera, and navigation system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The 2017 Elantra GT comes standard with a 2.0-liter engine mated to either a 6-speed manual, or 6-speed automatic, transmission. The unit produces 173 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm all while delivering EPA rated fuel economy of 24 mpg city/32 mpg highway/27 combined mpg.
The suspension upfront is MacPherson struts and 22mm diameter anti-roll bar. In back is a lightweight coupled torsion beam and monotube shock absorbers. Value Edition and above equipped GT’s receive a more responsive suspension tune and P215/45R17 tires on alloy rims.