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2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Arrives in Chicago With New Design, Tech

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2/13/2015 Kelly Pleskot
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT Arrives in Chicago With New Design, Tech

Complete with a bolder exterior and new technology, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT is making its debut at the Chicago auto show this month.

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Immediately apparent is the Elantra GT's new grille, featuring horizontal chrome and argent slats that help it blend in with the rest of the Hyundai family. Newly styled 17-inch alloy wheels finish off the look.

Peek inside and you'll find a revised interior with new features and an updated infotainment system available on the Tech Package. Hyundai's next-generation Blue Link system brings Remote Start with Climate Control and Destination Search powered by Google. Customers can also access these features via a smartwatch that we saw at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Also look for the same navigation system found in the all-new Genesis and Sonata, featuring HD radio, Siri Eyes Free integration, SiriusXM Traffic, and other technologies accessible through a 7-inch touchscreen. Ventilated front seats are also now available.

For 2016, the 2.0-liter direct-injected Nu engine carries over as the sole engine option. This powerplant packs 173 horses and 154 lb-ft of torque and is paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual control. Fuel economy tops out at 24/33 mpg city/highway with the automatic.

2015 Hyundai Elantra GT© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Hyundai Elantra GT

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT is priced the same as the 2015 model at $19,625, including an $825 destination fee. It is available in dealerships starting this March.

Source: Hyundai

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