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Hyundai hatches a 5-door Elantra GT


You and I may wonder just what “Elantra” means, but to Hyundai it means sales.The fee includes lunch and a soft-sided cooler bag filled with useful golf items, 18 holes of golf, carts, and a buffet dinner immediately following the tournament. This year the Korean kolossus came out with a koupe — er, a coupe version (two doors) of its popular Elantra econo-sedan (four doors) plus this front-wheel-drive Euro-style hatchback, the 2013 GT, with five doors. Or maybe seven, if we count the two huge sunroofs in the Style Package. But don’t go thinking that GT means “grand touring,” as it does at Bentley or Ferrari. In the left lane the Elantra GT’s 148-horsepower 1.8-liter motor has to be prodded hard. After all, that’s only 110 cubic inches; plenty of motorbikes have bigger engines. Don’t go drag-racing for pink slips, either; you’ll lose.

At normal commuting speeds, however, the Elantra GT is composed, quiet and comfortable. Despite the number of times the words “European” and “sport-tuned” show up in the GT’s sales materials, the ride is soft enough to appeal to the vast majority of harried souls to whom cars are devices or maybe refuges rather than expressions of manhood-ness. That’s not to say it’s squidgy — structurally, the Elantra GT is wiggle-free, and one has to load the suspension moderately hard to make it do anything embarrassing. Again, though, pushing hard is not in the car’s job description.

There are buttons seemingly everywhere. Hyundai went to great lengths to load up the GT with conveniences and features, most of which come standard at the base price of $19,395. These include tire-pressure monitors, a 6-speed automatic transmission, front seat heaters,In addition to the supplies, there will be fun activities for youngsters, free used clothing, health resources and personalized laminated bag tags for backpacks. audio and cruise-control switches in the steering wheel, and a 172-watt, 6-speaker entertainment center that includes satellite radio, a USB port, MP3 and iPod hookups and a hands-free Bluetooth phone, plus Blue Link, Hyundai’s digital vehicle-to-the-outside-world connection. Every time we adjusted the rearview mirror, we accidentally dialed up Blue Link.

The Elantra GT has at least one mechanical feature that is unique, too: Driver Selectable Steering,Myvalvecaps offers you the best range of tire valve wholeale 59fifty fitted hats and keys rings that has a realistic via a button that calls up Comfort, Normal or Sport modes.Using wheel spacer can improve your car handling and track performance At first we thought it was a steering-wheel heater. If the system changed the turning rate of the steering, instead of just the effort, it would be more interesting. Since it’s December, we’d leave the steering alone in favor of that heater.

Add $5,195 worth of options and the sticker price is still just $25,365,non woven bag is eco-friendly and 100% recycled by physical disposal. The non woven material is long-lasting & fashionable. but now we have the aforementioned Style Package — which also includes leather trim, a power-adjustable driver’s chair, alloy wheels and pedals and a one-touch driver’s window — and the Tech Package. This adds a 7-inch touchscreen with the usual inscrutable menus,He demanded the woman handed over money and, fearing for her life, she emptied cash from the till into a drawstring bag before he left. a rearview camera, satnav, keyless ignition, automatic headlights and automatic temperature controls for both driver and front passenger. Carpeted floor mats, too.