Hyundai Motor America has unveiled the 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. More than anything else, it would be the engine which will most important factor for considering the 2014 Elantra GT, though there are other subtle improvements too.
The 2014 Elantra GT is powered by a more powerful 2.0-liter Nu gasoline direct injection engine which promises to be even more responsive. It produces 173 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 154 lb.-ft. of torque at a 4,700 rpm, which is a significant improvement over the previous 1.8-liter engine that developed 148 horsepower and 131 lb.-ft. of torque. Also the engine has been specially tuned to deliver good torque at as low as 1500 rpm. This impressive performance figures jump was achieved by stroking the engine from 87.2 mm to 97 mm to increase the displacement of the engine from 1.8 liters to 2.0 liters and equipping GDI fuel delivery system.
The transmission options include both a six-speed manual (M6CF3-1) as well as an automatic (A6GF1) transaxle with SHIFTRONIC manual control. The manual version of the transmission promises to offer crisp shifts.
Other New Features Of 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT include:
- Horsepower: 173 at 6,500 rpm
- Torque: 154 lb.-ft. at 4,700 rpm
- Best power-to-weight ratio in the segment
- Best-in-class specific output
- Driver’s blind spot mirror
- New available premium feature: LED taillights
Talking in general about the highlights the 2014 Elantra GT features Fluidic Sculpture’ design, Sport-tuned suspension, More passenger and cargo volume than Focus, Mazda3 and Golf, Driver knee airbag, Hidden rear camera and more.
The list of premium features that one gets on the car is long but to name same you get Standard cooled glove box, Standard heated front seats, Standard driver’s blind spot mirror, LED taillights, 10-way power driver’s seat including power lumbar support, Dual Automatic Temperature Control with Clean Air Ionizer, Leather seating surfaces, Automatic headlights, Side mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators, Standard steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, and Standard Bluetooth hands-free system with voice recognition.
On the safety front the car comes equipped with technologies including ESC (Electronic Stability Control), ABS (anti-lock braking system) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist, VSM (Vehicle Stability Management), seven standard airbags – front, side and curtain including an Elantra-first driver’s knee airbag, and a standard driver’s blind spot mirror.
On the inside the car can easily seat five people or accommodate four passengers. Folding down the rear seats, the car offers CUV sized cargo space – technically it offers more space than Mazda3, Ford Focus and VW Golf and even Nissan Juke. The cabin packs useful features such as a sunglasses holder, two front and two rear cup holders, door bottle holders, cooled glove compartment, central console storage, sliding armrest, front storage tray and front seatback pockets.