02/09/2017, Fountain Valley, CA
CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2017 – Hyundai Motor America debuts a all-new 2018 Elantra GT during a 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Lower, wider, and longer, a all-new Elantra GT adds a some-more assertive position and interior volume to a purify European impression and pushing dynamics. When a new hatchback arrives this summer, shoppers can select between dual models, a efficient, well-spoken using GT, or a some-more absolute and fun-to-drive GT Sport. Elantra GT is formed on a new-generation i30 indication designed for a European market.
“The new Elantra GT brings some-more to a North American shores for a 2018 indication year,” pronounced Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “More space and facilities inside. More charge and European aptitude outside. And some-more options underneath a hood. I’m quite vehement to showcase a GT Sport, a loyal prohibited hatch.”
STRONG STRUCTURE AND STRIKING FIGURE
With purify proportions, issuing impression lines, and an courtesy grabbing new cascading grille design, a new GT imbues category and sophistication. It’s posture; lower, wider, and longer; shows a GT means business. The GT lands where European impression meets American can-do opinion and ability. And it’s not merely skin deep, over half a structure (53-percent) comprises of modernized high-strength steel, scarcely double a effusive generation. And it’s connected together with usually over 367 feet of constructional adhesive. This combines to make a Elantra GT, stiffer, stronger, and lighter. It’s 22-percent some-more firm than a final GT to be specific. And a body-in-white weighs 61 pounds less. That combines with a sleazy 0.30 fellow of drag creation a GT feel solid, fit and smooth.
While a outward measure effectively compare that of many compress hatchbacks, crafty ergonomics and wrapping make room inside for 5 and so many more. In fact, with 96.5 cubic feet of newcomer volume and scarcely 25 cubic feet of load volume, we design a EPA to systematise a Elantra GT as a vast car, rarified domain for this class. And with a back seats folded, a GT offers large amounts of space for cargo.
Aside from good accessible appointments inside a Elantra GT, like leather seats, amalgamate pedals, and dual-zone meridian control, Hyundai total several new equipment to keep we gentle and safe. The Elantra GT is accessible with conveniences like Infinity Premium Audio with Clari-Fi™, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and wireless smartphone charging. That’s on tip of good customary facilities such as 8-inch arrangement audio and 17-inch amalgamate wheels. For safety, a GT is accessible with several systems customarily found in costly oppulance vehicles, such as Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Attention Assist, High-Beam Assist, and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert.
ENHANCED HYUNDAI BLUE LINK REMOTE START AND THE BLUE LINK® SKILL FOR AMAZON ALEXA
Hyundai Blue Link business have achieved some-more than 25 million remote starts given a entrance in 2011. Although remote start is a good underline for prohibited weather, many take place in cold climates during January, Feb and March. In fact, Blue Link Remote Start with Climate Control is 3 times some-more renouned in a winter. With this in mind, Hyundai engineers have extended a Remote Start with Climate Control underline to embody control of a back defroster and exhilarated side mirrors into a Blue Link mobile app. These new enhancements entrance with a launch of a 2018 Elantra GT and will be accessible on other models in a future.
For a ultimate turn of preference when it comes to remote starting a automobile on a bitterly cold winter morning, Hyundai has a new Blue Link ability for Amazon Alexa. The ability works by a patron simply seeking an Alexa-enabled device, like an Amazon Echo or Dot, to start their car. The communication indeed sounds like this “Alexa, tell Blue Link to start my automobile during 80 degrees.” To send commands to Hyundai vehicles around Alexa, users contingency capacitate a Blue Link ability in their Alexa app accessible on: iOS, Android and Fire devices; and afterwards couple their existent Blue Link comment within a Alexa app. Voice commands will usually be sent to Hyundai vehicles after Alexa prompts owners for their Blue Link Personal Identification Number (PIN).
NEXT GENERATION INFOTAINMENT: AUDIO/VIDEO/NAVIGATION (AVN) 5.0 WITH HD TRAFFIC
The 2018 Elantra GT also debuts Hyundai subsequent era AVN 5.0 infotainment system. This complement facilities an upgraded processor for larger responsiveness, as good as an eight-inch shade vs. a seven-inch shade in final era Elantra GT. Using presets with AVN 5.0 is a snap since AM, FM and SiriusXM channels are now total on one screen. A bird’s eye perspective has also been total to Navigation maps and drivers can now get trade upsurge and occurrence information but ever profitable for a subscription around HD Radio.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a auxiliary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed via a United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sole and serviced by some-more than 830 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sole in a U.S. are lonesome by a Hyundai Assurance program, that includes a 5-year/60,000-mile entirely negotiable new automobile singular warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain singular guaranty and 5 years of nominal Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models versed with a Blue Link telematics complement with active reserve and automobile caring services nominal for one year with enrollment. These services embody Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and In-Vehicle Service Scheduling.