Hyundai 2018 Elantra GT Sport: A First Drive Perspective


The 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport made its mark in the automotive world as a rebadged vehicle that could weigh itself equal to the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Honda Civic Si. So here is an experience we could gather from a driver who sat behind the wheels of this amazing car 2018 Elantra GT Sport from Hyundai.

The Power Control

Apart from its crisp bodywork, as elaborated by a Cherry Hill Hyundai dealer customer, the Elantra GT Sport comes with a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine makes it kick out 201 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque from a 1500 rpm. To add to the power a six-speed manual transmission is made standard and even upgradable to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic one coming with a set of paddle shifters. The GT Sport is further equipped with a multi-link rear suspension, that has replaced the standard Elantra GT’s setup with torsion-beam. Moreover, the 18-inch alloy wheels with bigger brakes bring more stability and safety to the car, while the retuned steering, dampers and springs relieve the driver from all the driving hazards.

Safety Angles

With a fully complimentary luxury kit, the 2018 Elantra GT Sport has not compromised a little on safety. A long list of safety features has been stuffed in the machinery that includes

  • A heated steering wheel,
  • heated and ventilated front seats,
  • adaptive cruise control with stop and go functionality,
  • blind-spot warning,
  • lane-keep assist,
  • rear cross-traffic alert,
  • autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection,
  • GPS navigation,
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and lots more.

The First Drive Impressions

Get in the Elantra GT Sport and the first time you look around would impress with all its goodness. The leather wrapped chairs give you a warm welcome with plenty of bolstering to make you feel comfortable.

The interiors that would catch your eyes next are manifestation of the royal taste of Hyundai designers. The buttons and rotary controllers for all the cabin and infotainment functions, are placed in a logical order and made easily reachable, even though the seatbelts are fastened. The eight-inch touchscreen atop the center of the console shows perfectly sharp graphics. The menu is easy to navigate, and the outward visibility keeps you entertained whenever you pass through some nice patches.

As described by the Cherry Hill Hyundai dealer expert, the turbo-four engine is an easy to deliver part that leaves no scope for any perceptible turbo lag or even any mid-range kick of the torque. In each gear, the car kicks out smoothly with a meaningful snarl and you move ahead with feeling everything going right.

The Bottom Line

If we look at the Hyundai Elantra Sport GT with an eye of a critic, all one can find is a well-built hatchback, that runs with its own style offering an exceptional riding value. The level of comfort is high, driving is a mere fun and the boarders can enjoy its utility value in abundance. The car gives you an excellent daily commute. With all the changes made for good, the Hyundai Elantra GT Sport has not yet given any scope to twitch your lips and throw a negative look after you get your first drive sitting either behind the steering wheels or at the rear seats.

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