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All-New 2018 Elantra GT Makes Debut at Chicago Auto Show

2-472992018ElantraGTHyundai Motor America debuts the all-new 2018 Elantra GT at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. Lower, wider, and longer, the all-new Elantra GT adds a more aggressive stance and interior volume to its clean European style and driving dynamics. When the new hatchback arrives this summer, shoppers can choose between two models, the efficient, smooth running GT, or the more powerful and fun-to-drive GT Sport. Elantra GT is based on the new-generation i30 model designed for the European market.

“The new Elantra GT brings more to the North American shores for the 2018 model year,” said Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “More space and features inside. More aggression and European flair outside. And more options under the hood. I’m particularly excited to showcase the GT Sport, a true hot hatch.”
HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2018 ELANTRA GT

  • Lower, wider, more aggressive stance
  • European styling
  • Nearly 25 cubic feet of behind rear seat storage
  • Standard vertical LED daytime running lights
  • Standard eight-inch display audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Available dual-zone climate control
  • Available high and low beam LED headlights
  • Available wireless smartphone charging
  • Amazon Alexa Blue Link remote starting
  • Blue Link heated features


STRONG STRUCTURE AND STRIKING FIGURE
With clean proportions, flowing character lines, and an attention grabbing new cascading grille design, the new GT imbues class and sophistication. It’s posture; lower, wider, and longer; shows the GT means business. The GT lands where European style meets American can-do attitude and ability. And it’s not merely skin deep, over half the structure (53-percent) comprises of advanced high-strength steel, nearly double the outgoing generation. And it’s bonded together with just over 367 feet of structural adhesive. This combines to make the Elantra GT, stiffer, stronger, and lighter. It’s 22-percent more rigid than the last GT to be specific. And the body-in-white weighs 61 pounds less. That combines with a slippery 0.30 coefficient of drag making the GT feel solid, efficient and smooth.

CAPACIOUS CABIN
While the outside dimensions effectively match that of most compact hatchbacks, clever ergonomics and packaging make room inside for five and so much more. In fact, with 96.5 cubic feet of passenger volume and nearly 25 cubic feet of cargo volume, we expect the EPA to classify the Elantra GT as a large car, rarified territory for this class. And with the rear seats folded, the GT offers massive amounts of space for cargo.

GREAT POWERTRAIN OPTIONS
For 2018, choose between two inline-four-cylinder engines in the Elantra GT. The efficient yet robust, direct injection 2.0-liter makes an estimated 162 peak horsepower. It mates to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Opt for the GT Sport and get the 1.6-liter turbo engine found in the Elantra Sport and enjoy an estimated 201 peak horsepower along with a broad band torque peak of 195 pound feet. The six-speed manual is available here too, or an athletic, seven-speed dual-clutch gear box.

RIDE AND HANDLING
Taking advantage of the stiff and strong new structure, Hyundai tested and developed the Elantra GT on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. Running hundreds of laps, the engineers tested for ride, handling, and durability. This resulted in a suspension tune that feels taut yet comfortable, minimizing unwanted body roll yet maximizing wheel impact absorption. Opt for the GT Sport and the rear torsion beam suspension is switched for a fully-independent multilink setup, standard 18” alloy wheels and larger front and rear brake rotors for even more fun when the going gets twisty. All-in-all, whether it’s a spirited drive through a canyon road, or carrying your mountain bike to the trailhead up the canyon, the Elantra GT is ready.

ILLUSTRIOUS INSIDES
Aside from great available appointments inside the Elantra GT, like leather seats, alloy pedals, and dual-zone climate control, Hyundai added several new items to keep you comfortable and safe. The Elantra GT is available with conveniences like Infinity Premium Audio with Clari-Fi™, Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and wireless smartphone charging. That’s on top of great standard features such as 8-inch display audio and 17-inch alloy wheels. For safety, the GT is available with several systems usually found in expensive luxury vehicles, such as Smart Cruise Control with stop/start capability, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keep Assist, Attention Assist, High-Beam Assist, and Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-traffic Alert.

Vastly improved structure, Nürburgring refined driving-dynamics, and top-notch features in the new Elantra GT redefine what it means to be a “compact” hatchback.

NEXT GENERATION INFOTAINMENT: AUDIO/VIDEO/NAVIGATION (AVN) 5.0 WITH HD TRAFFIC
The 2018 Elantra GT also debuts Hyundai next generation AVN 5.0 infotainment system. This system features an upgraded processor for greater responsiveness, as well as an eight-inch screen vs. the seven-inch screen in last generation Elantra GT. Using presets with AVN 5.0 is a snap because AM, FM and SiriusXM channels are now combined on one screen. A bird’s eye view has also been added to Navigation maps and drivers can now get traffic flow and incident data without ever paying for a subscription via HD Radio.

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Driving Safety Tips: 5 Activities to Avoid While Driving!

You did your research and are feeling really confident about driving a vehicle with a great safety rating.  Your vehicle is equipped with an airbag system, electronic stability control, seat belts, head restraints, traction control, tire pressure monitoring and antilock brake systems.  While these are all excellent safety features and certainly safer than vehicles 20 or 30 years ago, humans still are the driving force behind these large pieces of metal.

West Broad Hyundai takes pride in selling vehicles with safety features and we care about the safety of our customers.  Therefore, we put together a list of activities for you to avoid while driving. They are not in any particular order of importance as they share equally in dangerous driving habits and we hope you consider not partaking in any of these activities while driving.
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West Broad Hyundai is Ready for Some Football!!

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Counting down the days until the first coin toss of the season is a tradition for many.  At last, the eagerly awaited Football Season is upon us. Your team has been preparing for months for kick-off and as fans we do some preparations of our own.
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Car Shopping on a Budget? West Broad Hyundai Can Help!

At West Broad Hyundai we understand that some shoppers are looking for a reliable vehicle without breaking the bank. This is the reason we offer a great selection of quality pre-owned vehicles on our website priced under $15K. So whether you are searching for a vehicle to fit a tight budget, shopping for a first car, or an affordable second vehicle we are here to help you every step of the way!

A few of the cars we are currently offering for under $15K are:

2008 Honda CR-V EX-L for only $12,000. Click here for more details.

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West Broad Hyundai: Prep Your Car for Winter.

 

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Winter is here. Our state-of-the-art service center is staffed with highly trained auto technicians and offers the latest tools and technologies to repair your vehicle. Whether you need a tune up, major repair, or parts for your vehicle you can trust the quality of service you’ll receive at West Broad Hyundai.  Our service center is located at 8903 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23294. For your convenience you can schedule your appointment on our website by clicking here or call our friendly team at 877-934-1835. Our experienced staff is waiting to help prepare your car for the busy days ahead. Also don’t forget to check our latest service specials to help save a little more money for all the back-to-school necessities!

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Vehicle Spotlight: 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Every month, we hand select one of the best vehicles from our pre-owned lot to showcase on our blog. This month, the lucky winner is a 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS. We are pretty sure you will love it as much as we do, but if it turns out this isn’t the car for you then please visit our website at www.WestBroadHyundai.com  to check out our entire new and pre-owned inventory. We are sure to have a vehicle you will love!

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Finance Your Next Vehicle with West Broad Hyundai

Purchasing a new vehicle is always a big step, and we at West Broad Hyundai know that.  If you’ve found the perfect new Hyundai, or even one of our used vehicles, at our dealership that you want to drive home in, we can help you finance it! No matter your credit history, we will work to customize and create a car loan or lease that meets your individual financial needs.

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