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    Thread: 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT to start at $18,395*

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      06-12-2012 01:56 PM #1



      We don't have all the details just yet, but Hyundai has announced via Twitter that the 2013 Elantra GT (neé Touring) will be priced from $18,395. This does not include the destination charge(*) – Hyundai normally releases pricing numbers that don't factor in delivery, etc. – but we expect it to add around $775 to the GT's final price.

      The five-door GT will be joined by a two-door Coupe to expand the popular Elantra franchise to three bodystyles for 2013.

      According to Hyundai's tweet – attributed to North American CEO John Krafcik, no less – the GT's base price includes standard features like alloy wheels, seven airbags, heated seats, fog lamps and the automaker's Blue Link infotainment system.

      Full GT pricing information is expected to be released soon and we're betting the Coupe won't be far behind, so stay tuned to this space for the official details.
      http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/12/2...art-at-18-395/

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      06-12-2012 01:58 PM #2
      Not sure if good deal...

    3. 06-12-2012 02:04 PM #3
      Dang that is one great looking 5-door.

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      06-12-2012 02:27 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by gti_matt View Post
      Dang that is one great looking 5-door.
      Doubt we get the Projector/HID headlights in the above photo.

      No HIDs/LEDs, no care!

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      06-12-2012 02:29 PM #5
      That is a seriously good-looking little car. I like this more refined version of Hyundai's styling language.

    6. 06-12-2012 02:30 PM #6
      I like that interior a lot more than the regular car.

    7. 06-12-2012 02:34 PM #7
      My parents just picked up a 2012 Touring knowing full well that the 2013 was going to be all new. While I like the styling of the 2013 I think that they have sacrificed some utility with the new one.

      I haven't driven my parents car yet but I am looking for to driving it as I am looking for a wagon to replace the xA in the next year and I will go for something used.

    8. 06-12-2012 02:36 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by The Ninja View Post
      My parents just picked up a 2012 Touring knowing full well that the 2013 was going to be all new. While I like the styling of the 2013 I think that they have sacrificed some utility with the new one.

      I haven't driven my parents car yet but I am looking for to driving it as I am looking for a wagon to replace the xA in the next year and I will go for something used.
      The Touring was basically a wagon... It looks like the new GT is more of a 5-door hatch ala Focus, Golf, Mazda 3, etc.

      So ya, probably lost a lot of utility... the Elantra Touring was basically the only real compact wagon left outside of the pricier Volkswagen Golf Wagon.

      You can tell just by looking at them that the GT will have less utility... but is a lot better looking.

      I guess they are banking that people who want a lot of space/utility will move into CUVs, which is probably true.

      Previous Elantra Touring:


      Previous i30 (Europe):


      New Elantra GT:
      Last edited by WhistlerYOW; 06-12-2012 at 02:40 PM.

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      06-12-2012 02:41 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by The Ninja View Post
      While I like the styling of the 2013 I think that they have sacrificed some utility with the new one.

      I haven't driven my parents car yet but I am looking for to driving it as I am looking for a wagon to replace the xA in the next year and I will go for something used.
      (Edit: took me longer to find pictures)


      The old one is a small wagon; the new one is a hatchback. The old one has 65 cu. ft. of cargo space; the new one has 51 cu. ft with the seats down. Despite the old iron-block Beta engine, the Touring is surprisingly spunky and gets better mileage than the sticker would suggest.

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      New cargo space:
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      06-12-2012 02:44 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Not sure if good deal...
      Not shabby for the equipment level. That amount of coin didn't even buy you a 'base' Mazda3 hatch 8 years ago, much less now.

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      06-12-2012 02:48 PM #11
      Please Hyundai, attach the GT letters to a car that actually deserves it. I mean it's a decent looking car and all, but it doesn't look like it's performance oriented.
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      06-12-2012 02:50 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by adrew View Post
      (Edit: took me longer to find pictures)
      The old one is a small wagon; the new one is a hatchback. The old one has 65 cu. ft. of cargo space; the new one has 51 cu. ft with the seats down.
      That's too bad. I was hoping they would keep the size the same, if not increase a little.
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    13. 06-12-2012 02:51 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by alfafan View Post
      Please Hyundai, attach the GT letters to a car that actually deserves it. I mean it's a decent looking car and all, but it doesn't look like it's performance oriented.
      Meh. Better than this Elantra GT that looked like a modern Hyundai Pony.


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      06-12-2012 03:00 PM #14
      I liked the last Elantra GT more, but this is still a nice looking car.
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    15. 06-12-2012 03:44 PM #15
      I wish they'd stick a 200hp to 220hp turbo 4 in this car.

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      06-12-2012 03:47 PM #16
      So, the GT is effectively an i30 hatch?

      Looks good.
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      06-12-2012 05:03 PM #17
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      Is that the slime system for flat tires?
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      06-12-2012 05:12 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by 2.0T_Convert View Post
      Is that the slime system for flat tires?
      An air compressor, for pumping up the tires after the "slime" patches the hole?

      More likely to be used for inflating beach balls

    19. 06-12-2012 05:18 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      Doubt we get the Projector/HID headlights in the above photo.
      Huh? That's most likely a US model as it has the faux "HMA" plates (HMA = Hyundai Motor America) that Hyundai uses in its US marketing materials and those lamps have the US/Canadian side marker too. That sure looks like it's probably a USA model to me.
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      06-12-2012 08:26 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by WhistlerYOW View Post
      Meh. Better than this Elantra GT that looked like a modern Hyundai Pony.

      You shut your whore mouth. That was a great little car.



      As a former owner, I fully approve of a new GT.

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      06-12-2012 08:37 PM #21
      This is what the mazda3 should of looked like.

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      06-12-2012 08:38 PM #22
      I love this car

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