The Hyundai Elantra GT is likely to hit the market sometime around 2019. The car is an effort on the part of Hyundai to update its presence in the hatchback and wagon segment. The latest entry in the show from Hyundai’s tables is the 2018 Elantra GT that was unveiled at the Chicago auto show in February 2017. The 2018 version of the car showed considerable promise, which in turn generated a lot of excitement when Hyundai announced its intention of launching yet another version of the Elantra GT in 2019. In this article, let us see what the new automobile is all about.
Mostly rumors and sneak peeks
Not much is yet known about the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT, which is still very much in the design phase. But sneak peeks at the prototype photos do reveal quite a lot about the design, the engine, and the probable driving experience. And that is quite enough, for now, for automobile enthusiasts, who are already keeping their fingers crossed for some milestone making innovation by Hyundai with their sixth generation Elantra vehicle.
The body line
As far as can be gleaned from the spy photos of the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT, one thing is for sure: as far as dimensions are concerned, it will remain the same as its predecessors in 2017 and 2018. However, it can be expected that the other details will be changing. For instance, the look of the new sedan will change considerably. As can be seen from the photos, the body lines will see considerable change, becoming a lot less curvaceous and round than its predecessors. This design change is most probably being implemented in order to make the new car a lot more modern-looking, with more futuristic overtones in the design. Besides, it is being expected that the new design will be longer lasting than the others by continuing to appeal to customers’ tastes for many years to come.
Apart from the change in the body line, Hyundai is being expected to introduce a host of other changes in the sixth generation Hyundai Elantra GT. It is being expected that the manufacturer will bring about some changes in terms of the placement of the headlights, the design of the bumper, and the grills. The new design changes are expected since manufacturers almost always introduce some such changes in the redesign process to make the car look attractive and become more efficient in performance. Updates and enhancements are, therefore, to be expected, and will certainly be there. However, it is also equally likely that not all the versions of the car will come with the same features; there will be some variations depending on the region where it is being marketed. In some markets, the fully equipped versions will be available, while others will have the more trimmed down version.
Under the hood
Not a lot is yet known about the engine that will go into the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT. According to an unnamed industry source, Hyundai plans to offer several options in engines to the customers of the new car. If the information is accurate, then Hyundai will probably be offering the Turbo GDi, the gasoline powered GDI engine, and the turbo diesel powered CGDi engine as well. The grapevine is all abuzz with rumors of a new hybrid engine being launched as part of the sixth generation Elantra, but that is probably being too optimistic; Hyundai has hinted that it is still working on the new engine, and it will probably be some more time before it sees the light of day.
Speed and performance
Once we are able to guess the type of engine that will go into the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT, it becomes easy to gauge its mileage and performance. We can expect a torque of 195 lb-ft and 183 hp from the 1.6-liter four-cylinder unit of the Turbo GDi engine. It is also being expected that 6-speed automatic and manual transmissions will both be available. With the new engines in place, it is being expected that the cars will a lot more economical about fuel usage, although that is a department Hyundai already excels in.
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT is likely to be in the higher price range, considering the investment Hyundai will be making in terms of design and enhancements. But potential buyers are keeping their fingers crossed in the hope that the price will come down, even if by a tiny fraction, on account of the stiff competition in the small sedan sector Hyundai is facing from other manufacturers like Chevrolet and Honda. But the price will certainly be worth it if Hyundai lives u to the expectations it has created.