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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT compact hatchback is nothing but the re-named new generation i30 revealed at Paris Motor Show late last year

Hyundai is all set to introduce the redesigned 2018 Elantra GT compact hatchback at the Chicago Auto Show this month. Before that, the South Korean auto major has released the first set of teaser images of the sporty hatchback. As it seems, the 2018 Elantra GT is nothing but a re-badged new generation i30 hatchback displayed at the Paris Motor Show last year.

The sporty upmarket hatch wears a very stylish appearance capable of catching attention at the first glance. It sports a large cascading front grille design with chrome trim around it, sharp projector headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lights, vertically positioned air dams at both sides and the front bumper – everything bears similarity to the all-new Hyundai i30.

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Apart from the front fascia, the teaser images released by Hyundai also reveal the sporty styling inside the cabin of the upcoming Elantra GT hatchback. The steering wheel gets red trim enhancing the visual appeal further. A black themed interior with red accents at different places make sure that the Elantra GT looks very attractive indeed.

Under the hood, power source for the Hyundai Elantra GT compact hatch is expected to be a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder engine borrowed from Elantra sedan, capable of churning out 147 hp of peak power. Apart from that, a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder unit is also expected to be on offer from Elantra Sport sedan. The latter unit kicks out 201 hp of peak power and 264 Nm of peak torque.

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Transmission options for the sporty hatch will include a 6-speed manual gearbox and a dual-clutch unit. Upon its arrival in US market, the Elantra GT hatchback will lock horns with rivals like Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Kia Forte5, Volkswagen Golf, Subaru Impreza, etc.

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