By on November 20, 2013

2014 Hyundai Elantra GT 01

Hyundai unveiled their entire 2014 Elantra lineup at the LA Auto Show with the aim of introducing to the world their much-improved elements of fun driving.

At the heart of the improvement drive is the swap from the 1.8-liter engine to a 2-liter four-pot pushing 173 horses out the front door with 154 lb-ft of torque to back them up. The Elantras also boast sport-tuned steering and calibrated suspension for more go-kart handling down Highway 101.

For those opting for the coupe, only one trim will be offered, with the only options being choice of color and Hyundai’s Technology Package. The 2014 version of said package comes with Blue Link and Hyundai Assurance Connected Care, LED-accented lights up front and full LEDs in the back, and satnav with Pandora streaming radio integration.

Those who prefer more room in their Elantra will find the GT’s passenger and cargo volume to their liking, while the driver’s knees will be protected by a driver knee airbag in the event of a wreck. A hidden rear camera is also available for parallel parking.

Finally, sedan customers will have a sporty option with the Elantra Sport, which will come standard LED lighting, chrome belt line molding, and a single chrome exhaust tip.

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8 Comments on “Los Angeles 2013: Hyundai Triples the Fun in LA With Elantra Lineup...”


  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    So the Elantra is getting the optional Kia Forte engine as standard. I wonder if that means the 6MT is gone, too.

  • avatar
    ppxhbqt

    You can still get the 6MT with the base SE sedan with the 1.8 and with the Sport sedan and GT with the 2.0. The press material is less clear about the coupe with the 2.0. The Features release says the 6AT is optional but doesn’t mention the 6MT as being standard. The Specifications doesn’t mention the 6MT at all, nor does the overview release list the 6MT in the fuel economy section. BTW, both the SE and Limited sedans are available only with the MPI 1.8. Everything else mentioned about comes only with the GDI 2.0.

    Oddly enough, if you want things the Forte offers with the 2.0, such as dual zone auto climate control, heated rear seats, or nav, you can only get them in the Limited sedan with the 1.8.

  • avatar
    npaladin2000

    It’s about time they ditched that useless 1.8L. That motor is a torqueless dog. I’m pretty sure the 2.0L’s MPG penalty is miniscule too. This will at least make the Elantra more competitive.

    • 0 avatar
      ppxhbqt

      Again, it’s not dumped. The SE and Limited sedan retain it as their only engine choice. What it really needs is GDI to make it more competitive. But that’s not coming this year.

      • 0 avatar
        npaladin2000

        It’s not coming ever. The entire point of the 1.8L was the 40 MPG mark. Now it’s fairly pointless.

        • 0 avatar
          ppxhbqt

          I find it hard to believe that other than hitting 40 MPG highway that Hyundai has no interest in improving the mileage with the 1.8, especially with the competition improving. Plus, they’re already at 38, so GDI plus some aerodynamic improvements could put them back there reasonably easy.

        • 0 avatar
          wheels

          I have the 2013 elantra gt The first 1334 miles I have averaged only 27.35mpg. No long trips yet. The cars computer is about 27.9mpg

  • avatar
    FreedMike

    Always liked the GT hatchback.


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