Hyundai is saying good-bye to the Elantra GT hatchback

first_imgTrending in Canada Hyundai’s U.S. office said through its website that the Elantra GT is being dropped “due to an expanded SUV lineup that includes Venue and Kona.” It seems you can sell a hatchback even to American buyers, but only if it sits higher and looks more like a sport-ute than a traditional wagon.Both the 2020 Elantra sedan and GT use a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, making 147 horsepower in the sedan, and tuned to 161 horsepower in the GT.The Elantra GT N Line and the Elantra Sport sedan share a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder that makes 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, and is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.RELATED Following the Elantra N Line launch, Hyundai will add a Sonata N Line, with 2.5L turbocharged direct-injection engine. The Hyundai Accent is being killed off in Canada after 26 yearsThe 2021 Elantra N Line will continue to use that engine, and – to the relief of the “Save the Manuals” folks – will also offer the same choice of manual or automatic transmission. The N Line will also include a stiffer suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, multi-link independent rear suspension, larger front rotors, sport seats, alloy pedals, and N Line styling cues. Performance parts will be available from dealers in overseas markets, but so far there’s no word on any plans to offer them here. See More Videos Hyundai is giving the boot to the Elantra GT after the 2020 model year, and that includes in Canada, even though we tend to be far more receptive to hatchbacks than our neighbours to the south.An all-new Elantra sedan is being launched for 2021, along with the model’s first-ever hybrid version, but the GT hatchback isn’t along for that ride.A new Elantra N Line is also being launched, while the Elantra GT N Line model is discontinued. Hyundai Elantra N-Line revealed with 201 horsepower and manual transmission Trending Videos First Look: 2022 Lexus NX The sport-cute’s looks have been softened, but its powertrains and infotainment offerings have been sharpenedcenter_img COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. advertisement PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | ‹ Previous Next › RELATED TAGSElantra GTHyundaiHatchbackNon-LuxuryNew VehiclescompactNon-Luxurylast_img

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