New 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT at Len Stoler Hyundai for Baltimore, MD
The 2016 Hyundai Elantra enters the model year as a favorite within the market for compact hatchbacks. It has a renewed sense of style, improvements in performance and handling changes that make the vehicle a better version of itself. The Elantra is a fun drive and is full of features that increase comfort, safety and convenience. The Elantra is positioned to perform amazingly against its competitors.
Under the Elantra GT's Hood
For the model year there is two 4-cylinder engine choices. The first tier level includes the SE and the Limited and is a 2.0-liter that creates 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. Transmission choices include either a six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. The manual transmission can only be had on the SE edition. An Eco edition will be joining the lineup which gets a 1.4-liter motor and turbocharge technology. This motor creates 128 horsepower and 156 lb.-ft. of torque. This setup gets attached to a seven-speed automatic transmission that has a dual clutch and gets a combined mile per gallon average of 35. A Sport model is also available which the Elantra says is the most powerful Elantra to date.
Design of Hyundai Elantra GT
The inside of the new Elantra has a top tier look throughout all its models which is helped by extensive trim and warm welcoming surface areas. The seats in the new Elantra are built from environmentally friendly SoyFoam that supplies great comfort and helps bring better support than models previous to this one.These new seats come in either leather or cloth and the changed up 60/40 split rear bench provides a good deal more room for your head and legs. Designers have also worked a great deal on quieting cabin noise while building the insides and utilizing premium materials known for stopping noise in its tracks and making a quieter cabin. The Elantra uses a hands-free Trunk opener and a new system for the driver's seat and outside mirrors that can rely on memory and driver preferences. The Elantra also uses the Hyundai brand's newest BlueLink infotainment system for convenience and ease. There is also a choice of two audio systems that both have Android capability. The Elantra has taken into account many customer opinions and have added an additional USB power port. This Elantra model is longer, lighter and wider than the previous model. The 2016 Elantra keeps the 106.3-inch wheelbase. It has more sophisticated bodywork and a new hexagonal grille that appears closely linked to the front of the Hyundai Genesis. The Elantra comes with optional HID headlamps with Dynamic Bending Lights as well as daytime running lights. This is a first for this vehicle.
The craftsmanship of the 2016 Elantra is better put together because of the use of more than double the normal premium high-strength steel all of the way up to 53 percent. Torsional rigidity is also increased to 29.5 % On the safety side of things, the 2016 Elantra adds new features that include Lane Keep Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking with class-exclusive Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.